A strategic sourcing assessment is used to analyse the consequences of different strategies when sourcing an activity or a product. The assessment presented in this paper, provides a quantitative analysis for the strategic sourcing decision making process and involves a strategic approach to evaluate strategic sourcing strategies based on their expected risks. The major contribution is a detailed analysis of the decision making process for decision makers to understand the strategic sourcing decision when sourcing an activity or a product within its supply chain. A strategic sourcing decision assessment process was designed based on Strategic Alternative Model.
With Survey Analytics assessment provides decision makers with a formal and systematic approach to strategy selection by using a decision model to manage complex logical decisions that contain large amounts of information.
Surveyanalytics's Strategic sourcing is an institutional procurement process that continuously improves and re-evaluates the purchasing activities of a company. In a production environment, it is often considered one component of supply chain management. Strategic sourcing techniques are also applied to non traditional area such as services or capital.
The steps in a strategic sourcing process are
- Assessment of a company's current spend (what is bought where?)
- Assessment of the supply market (who offers what?)
- Total cost analyses (how much does it cost to provide those goods or services?)
- Identification of suitable suppliers
- Development of a sourcing strategy (where to buy what considering demand and supply situation, while minimizing risk and costs)
- Negotiation with suppliers (products, service levels, prices, geographical coverage, etc.)
- Implementation of new supply structure
- Track results and restart assessment (continuous cycle)
Surveyanalytics's Strategic sourcing benefits usually lag behind the major work efforts and communication is essential for keeping project momentum. Further,there is usually a diverse set of stakeholders who must be managed in addition to those in procurement, such as finance, operations and especially customers.
Strategic Sourcing Assessment
Survey Analytics's Strategic sourcing is a process that helps companies take a fresh look at how they purchase products and services to lower costs, improve profits and improve supply chain management. While most organizations implement strategic sourcing initiatives for the purpose of saving money, other reasons include improving acquisition process, supplier performance and minimizing risk.
Surveyanalytics's Strategic sourcing recognizes that people, including innovative suppliers, are a valuable part of an organization and focuses on reducing waste or non-value-added costs. Companies gain a significant competitive advantage by strengthening their procurement practices and policies. Surveyanalytics apply analytical tools and a fact-based approach to negotiate contracts with suppliers, defines key performance indicators, and puts a process in place to monitor and measure suppliers. performance.
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