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Technology Sourcing, Procurement and Vendor Management Need a Center of Excellence to Be Digital-Business-Ready

Published: 31 August 2017

ID: G00335150

Analyst(s): Yanni Karalis , Luke Ellery


Sourcing and vendor management leaders need to push for transformation if they are going to successfully support their organization in the digital era. This research will show S&VM leaders how to use a center of excellence to support their transformation to a more-agile operating model.

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  • Key Challenges



  • Create a COE That Will Facilitate the Need for Increased Speed, Accelerate Bimodal Procurement and Foster Innovation
  • Define the Key Activities and Resources of the COE Team to Support Technology Sourcing, Procurement and Vendor Management Initiatives
  • Utilize the COE as a Facilitator for Business-Critical Cross-Business Technology Sourcing and Procurement Initiatives

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