Gartner Research

Direct Material Sourcing and Supply Chain Services Primer for 2019

Published: 05 February 2019

ID: G00375750

Analyst(s): Geraint John, Miguel Cossio, Greg Aimi

Summary

Direct material and supply chain services sourcing is being transformed by new business operating models. Gartner’s 2019 research provides supply chain leaders with proven tactics in category management, risk mitigation and supplier collaboration to help increase procurement’s value contribution.

Table Of Contents

Scope

Analysis

  • Top Challenges and How Gartner Can Help
    • What is the best way to improve my direct sourcing strategy, policies and category management to drive value within the supply chain?
    • What are the best practices in direct sourcing performance, cost optimization and supplier relationship management?
    • What are the best practices for identifying, balancing and mitigating risk, and assuring responsible sourcing across my supply base?
    • What are the best practices for sourcing supply chain services such as logistics providers, external manufacturers, consultants and managed services?

Related Priorities

  • Suggested First Steps
  • Essential Reading
  • Tools and Toolkits

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