A Tale of Two Procurement Books: Cox’s Sourcing Portfolio Analysis (Cox) & Strategic Sourcing in the New Economy (Keith et al.)
Robert Handfield’s blog, “Supply Chain View from the Field” (NC State University Supply Chain Resource Cooperative) has the first review of the Vested book, Strategic Sourcing in the New Economy. The post was published 17 July 2015.
“A new face of procurement is emerging which is recognizing that a new set of value drivers must be developed in the face of massive environmental changes. Some of the emerging views on the “future of procurement” focus on the importance of being a strong internal consultant, the importance of building relationships, coaching suppliers, post-award contract management, and relational contracting. These topics are emerging in the context of the new view that procurement is about building value for the enterprise…”