Gartner Research

How to Build a Sourcing Strategy

Published: 23 September 2002

ID: G00110141

Analyst(s): Jeremy Grigg, Claudio Da Rold , Tom Berg


Pushed by tactical problems, pulled by strategic trends, overwhelmed by sourcing complexity, many enterprises are struggling with their sourcing strategies. This Strategic Analysis Report provides a framework to assess and develop a sourcing strategy.

Table Of Contents
  • Management Summary
  • Introduction
    • Strategic Sourcing Defined
    • Two Strong Drivers Toward Strategic Sourcing
    • Business, IT and Sourcing Strategy: Which Comes Second?
  • The Five Dimensions of Strategic Sourcing
    • Business Goals
    • Internal Capability
    • External Market Capability
    • Sourcing Alternatives and Models
    • Sourcing Governance
  • A Step-by-Step Approach to Sourcing Strategies
    • Strategic Gap Analysis
    • Market and Risk Analysis
    • Market Engagement: Alternatives and Models
    • Scenario Planning and Evaluation
    • Sourcing Governance
  • How Good Is the Sourcing Strategy?
  • Evaluate the Enterprise’s Ability Before Moving
  • Acronym Key

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