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Use Gartner’s Optimum Risk Utilization Framework to Drive Competitiveness and Improve Agility in Procurement

Published: 10 June 2019

ID: G00395012

Analyst(s): Koray Kose


CPOs face uncertainty, often with a narrow view of risk and rarely as a lever for upside opportunities to create competitive advantage. This research refocuses the risk definition in a practical framework and introduces optimum risk utilization as a catalyst for success through sourcing.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Define the Optimum Risk Utilization for Sourcing to Advance the Business Strategy
    • Understand, Communicate and Champion the Shift in the Risk Paradigm
    • Develop and Formalize the Sourcing Risk Appetite Statement
  • Build Cross-Functional Governance to Serve as a Risk Oversight and Advisory Function to Support Risk-Based Decision Making
  • Utilize the Integrated Risk Model to Create a Bimodal Optimized Risk Utilization Sourcing Strategy
    • Bottom Line: The Unique Opportunity to Make a Difference

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