Managing Indirect Spend, The Strategic Sourcing Book, is broken into four sections: Process, Tools, Examples from the Field, and How to Do It.
A general look at a typical strategic sourcing process, the steps that you should take and the pitfalls to watch out for. Specific attention is paid to outlining the differences between traditional sourcing methods and how they must be adapted to maintain optimal results and savings in indirect spend categories.
This section of the procurement book is dedicated to discussing the tools, information sources and methods of data collection that can be used to help produce substantial savings results in sourcing initiatives. This section of the procurement book also provides guidance for finding or selecting the right paid information sources, public databases and free resources to help empower buyers with the data they need to lower prices. Additionally, specific blogs and news sources are identified, such as The Strategic Sourceror, and specific free online e-Sourcing tools, such as the WhyAbe.com, are discussed.
Section three of the Strategic Sourcing Book uses real world examples from practitioners at Source One, and provides guidance and how-to steps for critical phases in the sourcing process.
The final portion of the procurement book is dedicated to specific indirect spend categories. Step-by-step guides and examples are provided in several indirect spend categories. Learn the best practices, tools, methods and solutions for sourcing specific indirect spend categories such as office supplies, telecom, MRO, small parcel, and more.