The business battlefield of this century will be based on harnessing the latent power of Sourcing Business Models. The procurement playing field is no longer one of lowest cost or best value, but knowing when and how to apply collaborative relationships where suppliers are incentivized to drive transformation and innovation with purposeful investments designed to create value for your organization.
This Showcase provides a one-stop-shop for some of the most popular resources for learning about Sourcing Business Model theory – and practice.
The best place to learn more about Sourcing Business Models is to read the book!
White Paper Articles
Like to read – but don’t have time for the book?
Unpacking Sourcing Business Models Whitepaper
Love the idea of Sourcing Business Models and want an easy way to share the concept with colleagues, clients or suppliers?
Download the University of Tennessee’s and share shamelessly – it’s open source and is an easy to share PDF.
ISM Article: Challenging the Gold Standard Tools of Procurement
Many of today’s procurement “best practice” tools and methods are based on concepts created 20 to 30 years ago. This article shares why you challenge some of these tried and true tools and make the shift to Sourcing Business Theory for segmenting your supplier relationships.
Contract Management Magazine Article
Need a quick summary to understand which Sourcing Business Model is right for your situation? This Contract Management magazine article is a quick resources for learning the basics of Business Model Mapping. Download it and share!
Outsource Magazine Article
Sourcing Business Model theory was inspired by Oliver Williamson’s Nobel Prize Winning research into Transaction Cost Economics. Learn how the theory inks to practice in this easy to read Outsource Magazine article.
Webinar / Podcast
Prefer to learn by listening?
Art of Procurement Podcast
Listen to an Art of Procurement Podcast and learn the basics of Sourcing Business Model theory in 20 minutes.
Hear University of Tennessee’s Kate Vitasek share her insights on the why, what and how of Sourcing Business Models on this APQC webinar.
Sourcing Business Model Theory in Practice
Corp. Real Estate Journal Article
Want to learn how companies are putting Sourcing Business Model theory into practice? This Corporate Real Estate Journal article explains each of the seven Sourcing Business Models and shows an example of each model in practice in corporate real estate services.
Art of Procurement Podcast: (featuring GuideWell’s Tim Cronin)
Listen to GuideWell’s Tim Cronin share in an Art of Procurement Podcast how GuideWell (Florida Blue Cross/Blue Shield) is putting Sourcing Business Model Theory into practice.
Outsource Magazine Article
Quick read by GuideWell’s Tim Cronin sharing how GuideWell is “Putting Theory into Practice.”
Supply Chain Quarterly Article
This “Map Your Way to an Effective Sourcing Strategy” provides a great overview of how to use the University of Tennessee’s Business Model Mapping Toolkit to determine which sourcing business model is right for your situation.
Business Model Mapping Toolkit
You understand the basics. Now you want to dig and do your own Business Model Map. The University of Tennessee’s open source Business Model Mapping toolkit is your step-by-step resource. It is open source and can be downloaded and used for non-commercial purposes. Share with your colleagues, customers and supplier, and begin to map your own sourcing relationship to determine which model is the best fit.
16 Page PPT Presentation
Want to incorporate Sourcing Business Models into a presentation you are doing? The slides in this PPT presentation are open source and can be used freely. Just make sure to provide attribution.