Gartner Research

Sourcing, Procurement and Supplier Management Primer for 2018

Published: 01 February 2018

ID: G00344066

Analyst(s): Miguel Cossio , Laurel Lippay , William McNeill , Greg Aimi

Summary

Sourcing, procurement and supplier management must be transformed as digital business and global demand push the profession. Gartner's 2018 research offers supply chain leaders proven strategies for sustainable cost optimization, talent development, mitigating risks, collaboration and innovation.

Table Of Contents

Scope

Analysis

  • Top Challenges and How Gartner Can Help
    • What is the best way to improve my sourcing and procurement maturity and create an organization that helps me drive value within the supply chain?
    • What are the best practices in sourcing and supplier management operations and performance?
    • What are the best practices for identifying, balancing and mitigating risk across my supply base?
    • What are the emerging trends and innovations in sourcing and supplier management across new digital business models, operations and technologies?

Related Priorities

  • Suggested First Steps
  • Essential Reading
  • Tools and Toolkits

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