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Posted by Paul Warren on September 13, 2011
Consumerization, strategic partnerships, and the demand from the business for emerging technologies are quickly becoming the key drivers of the Sourcing & Vendor Management (SVM) agenda. In fact, without SVM making significant changes in how it does business, many SVM teams will become irrelevant. Consider the facts:
I can hear the shouts of “no way” from those SVM teams that are busily executing RFPs, negotiating prices and monitoring SLAs. But hold on and hear me out.
Remember, I said SVM is at “risk” of becoming irrelevant, not that they “are irrelevant”. I am working on my opening remarks for Forrester’s Sourcing & Vendor Management Forum that I am hosting in November in Miami and London. Here is my early thinking:
I would love to hear your thoughts on this and perhaps use some of your ideas in my opening remarks.
Thanks and looking forward to seeing you in either Miami or London.
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