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Six Steps to Implement Bimodal Sourcing for Rapid Business Innovation

Published: 14 September 2017

ID: G00327857

Analyst(s): Joanne Spencer , Claudio Da Rold , David Groombridge , Alan Stanley , Jo Ann Rosenberger , Luke Ellery


The number and visibility of critical digital initiatives is rising, while time to deliver is shortening. Sourcing and vendor management leaders building digital sourcing strategies, procuring technology and managing vendors must implement these six defined steps to reduce their risk of failure.

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Research Highlights

  • The Six Practical Steps to Implement Bimodal Sourcing
    • Step 1. Collaboration and Roadmap
    • Step 2. Agile Procurement Process
    • Step 3. Enhanced VM Maturity
    • Step 4. Practice New Sourcing and Service Models
    • Step 5. Manage a Dynamic Strategy
    • Step 6. Restructuring Contracts

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