Gartner Research

Building and Maturing a Vendor Management Capability Primer for 2017

Published: 21 July 2017

ID: G00318224

Analyst(s): Christopher Ambrose


Sourcing and vendor management leaders need to support their stakeholder's initiatives to run, differentiate or innovate their businesses. They must mature vendor management from a reactive and transactional activity to a proactive and agile business-focused discipline.

Table Of Contents



  • Top Challenges and How Gartner Can Help
    • How can we create vendor management programs that drive positive business outcomes?
    • How can we build and implement a roadmap for maturing our vendor management program
    • How can we make our vendor management programs more agile?
    • How can we develop a cooperative and collaborative vendor ecosystem?

Related Priorities

  • Suggested First Steps
  • Essential Reading
  • Tools and Toolkits

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