Procurement Research and Strategic Sourcing Whitepapers from Source One Experts
 

Research and Whitepapers

Procurement & Spend Management Research and Whitepapers

Source One is at the bleeding-edge of the procurement services industry.  Our strategic sourcing team is made up of knowledgeable and experienced professionals who pride themselves in keeping up with industry trends.  In order to expand strategic sourcing and encourage procurement best practices, Source One publishes extensive procurement research. We offer Whitepapers, Podcasts, Video Series, and Research Papers, all of which provide insight into the supply chain industry.

Advanced Sourcing Whitepaper

This advanced procurement resource presents an innovative expansion on the traditional seven-step sourcing process.  In order to get the most out of any procurement project, sourcing professionals should be creative, and tailor their approach to the unique task at hand.  This whitepaper, entitled A Creative Approach to Advanced Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Engagement, explains how to best optimize the results of a procurement event.

Click here for access to our Advanced Sourcing Whitepaper.

Mid-Market Benchmark

This report, published by the Aberdeen Group and sponsored by Source One, attempts to point out the deficiencies that emanate in common sourcing practices for most mid-size corporations.  The report benchmarks procurement effectiveness, estimates annual loss, and identifies procurement best practices for the mid-market.

Find out more about this benchmark report and its implications for strategic sourcing and cost-reduction.

Podcasts and Video Series

The Source One Podcast Network gives an overview of the entire strategic sourcing process.  These free informational podcasts are useful for tracking new procurement trends.  Every month, we update this thread with new content, featuring a dedicated and knowledgeable supply chain expert from Source One.

Learn more about our podcasts and other digital media resources.

Procurement Outsourcing

This study, conducted by the Aberdeen Group, examines the positive effects associated with procurement outsourcing.  Taking advantage of opportunities to outsource can lead to standardized business practices and improved operational performance.  At Source One, we offer our clients best-in-class procurement outsourcing services.

Read more about this study, and the future of procurement outsourcing.

Procurement Survey Series

In 2012, Source One conducted a series of surveys to assess the state of the procurement industry.  We have broken the data down into 3 reports: 1) Companies Face Limited Resources, 2) Roles of Education and Experience in Procurement, and 3) Procurement Department Sizing.  The results of the surveys have been made public to raise awareness and encourage further exploration into procurement and supply chain trends.

Learn more about our Procurement Survey Series and check out the results for yourself.

Research Papers Overview

This section compiles all our supply chain research papers and reports together in one central location.  The purpose of this is to facilitate and assist the advancement of strategic sourcing best practices.  It is essential to encourage procurement education in order to promote best practices and sustainable solutions.

Click to explore our extensive collection of procurement research materials

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