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Optimize Resources and Achieve Better Results With an Effective Supplier Segmentation Strategy

Published: 27 June 2018

ID: G00326493

Analyst(s): Miguel Cossio


Supplier segmentation is a foundational aspect of strategic supplier management. This research helps supply chain leaders in sourcing and procurement learn how to effectively manage a complex supply base while leveraging its full potential.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Segment Your Supplier Base Using a Business-Oriented Criteria That Goes Beyond Spend
    • Vertical Axis
    • Horizontal Axis
  • Use Supplier Segmentation to Tailor Sourcing Strategies, Develop Strategic Partnerships and Monitor Performance
    • Tailored Sourcing Strategies
    • Develop Strategic Partnerships
    • Supplier Performance Management

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