Gartner Research

Apply a Disciplined Approach to Drive Sourcing and Procurement Value

Published: 31 October 2016

ID: G00316058

Analyst(s): Richard Adams, Laurel Lippay


In today's fast-moving business environment, supply chain leaders are expected to deliver value beyond cost savings. Use this research as a roadmap when evaluating your sourcing and procurement programs and initiatives.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Sourcing and Procurement Essentials
    • Supplier Segmentation
    • Supplier Relationship Management
    • Supplier Performance Management
    • Risk Management
  • Sourcing and Procurement Strategy
    • Stakeholder Alignment
    • Cost Optimization
    • Innovation
    • Continuous Improvement

Gartner Recommended Reading

©2021 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.