Gartner Research

Bimodal Mandates Strategically Sourcing and Partnering With the Right Service Providers

Published: 06 July 2016

ID: G00302706

Analyst(s): Claudio Da Rold , Gianluca Tramacere, Frances Karamouzis


Sourcing executives and IT are at the forefront of enabling bimodal initiatives using adaptive sourcing strategies. In this research, we guide sourcing and IT teams in aligning sourcing strategies and identifying the key service provider characteristics required to succeed.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Align Bimodal Initiatives Using Adaptive Sourcing Strategies
  • Pick Your Partners Wisely Utilizing Bimodal Characteristics to Guide Your Analysis
  • Develop Dynamic Business-Value-Driven Metrics for Rapid Mode 2 Innovation

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