"Steve, what is strategic sourcing?
Strategic sourcing is a process in which the skills of the supply industry are harnessed in order to optimize a buyer's sustainable competitive advantage for their business, as well as their final consumer. The main focus is on the development of a secure and responsive supply base with the capabilities of meeting current and future business needs. Companies ("buyers") may engage in strategic sourcing………………..
Many of our readers are suppliers marketing to industrial buyers. Based on your experience, what are buyers really looking for when they are sourcing?
High quality, sufficient quantity, reasonable costs, easy-to-use technol…."
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