This informative, comprehensive, yet practical guide provides readers with a complete tool-kit of how to approach global sourcing successfully.
Based on real world experiences on implementing and sustaining global sourcing the book provides readers with key guidance on:
Foundations of Strategic Sourcing
Management, risk, governance and legal considerations
Organizational change, innovation and relationship management
Transition planning and the end-game
Successful principles for new business development from a service provider perspective
Future trends, summary and lessons learned
Ultimately this guide will take readers from ‘principles’ to ‘how to’s’ including:
How to develop, implement, manage and govern an effective global sourcing strategy and plan
How to put in place policies and processes that can be monitored to provide a balanced approach to sourcing
How to build a strategic top-down framework coupled with an operational roadmap
How to incorporate bottom-up implementation principles and practices that work
How to ensure a coordinated, cost-effective and value-delivery plan and operating environment for strategic and tactical sourcing.
In addition, it addresses the following areas in a comprehensive, yet easy to use and practical manner:
Integrates strategic and operational concepts and practices
Covers both clients and providers
Supports the practice of global sourcing by leveraging and integrating professional rigor for best practices
Provides practical knowledge, techniques, checklists and methodologies that can be used in any environment globally
Includes many examples of current and emerging best practices
Is broad and comprehensive, yet drills down to specific ‘how to’ details in all chapters
Provides a global view of sourcing
It comes highly recommended.