Gartner Research

Sourcing Strategies: Relationship Models and Case Studies

Published: 07 February 2003

ID: G00113035

Analyst(s): Tom Berg, Claudio Da Rold


Pushed by tactical problems, pulled by strategic trends, overwhelmed by sourcing complexity, enterprises struggle with their sourcing strategies. This Strategic Analysis Report provides the complete framework focused on the alternative relationship models available to implement a sourcing strategy, as well as some sample strategies.

Table Of Contents
  • Management Summary
  • Introduction
    • Gartner Research on Sourcing Strategies
  • The Sourcing Strategy Space
    • The Building Block: A Sourcing Relationship
    • The Sourcing Relationship Models
  • The Relationship Models
    • Full Outsourcing
    • Multisourcing or Selective Outsourcing
    • Best-of-Breed Consortium
    • Insourcing or Shared Services
    • Brand Service Company
    • Joint Ventures
    • Prime Contractor
  • Real Sourcing Strategy Examples
    • Government IT, Then E-Procurement: 1997 — 2001
    • Regional Bank, IT and Back-Office Processes: 1992 — 1999
    • Industry and IT Infrastructure: 1993 — 1998
    • Industry, BP and IT: 2000 — 2002
    • Local Public Administration, Client Consortium for IT and Business Outsourcing: 1993 — 1998
    • Bank's Failed IT Sourcing Strategy: 1999
    • Telecommunication Multisourcing Restructuring: 2001 — 2002
  • Conclusion
  • Acronym Key

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