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By Request: Strategic Sourcing

Are you looking to read more on strategic sourcing? Here at APQC we’ve been receiving a lot of requests for content on this topic. We have plenty available for both APQC members and nonmembers.

APQC’s recent best practices report Supplier Category Management: Driving Value Through the Procurement Organization is a good place to start. It outlines how leading organizations focus on strategic purchasing categories to provide value to the entire enterprise. The content collection associated with the report includes a report overview, case studies, and resulting best practices articles. (Nonmembers can access the report overview and the article Tracking Risk Along the Supply Chain at no cost.)

Supplier Relationship Management: Survey Summary Report provides the results of a survey APQC conducted at the end of 2010. It details the types of suppliers organizations use in their supplier relationship management programs as well as what those programs entail. The best practices report Supplier Relationship Management: Collaboration for Win-Win Competitive Advantage discusses how leading organizations manage these programs. (Nonmembers can download highlights from the survey and an overview of the best practices report at no cost.)

Are there additional topics related to strategic sourcing that you’d like to see us cover in our content?