Managing effective sourcing teams

B.A. Driedonks, A.J. Weele, van

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Abstract

Today, international cross-functional sourcing teams are the standard in corporate purchasing organizations who want to leverage their full procurement potential. However, these team-based structures appear, according to our research, not to be without risk. After a promising start, many of these teams for a number of reasons quickly lose momentum. What conditions should be in place in order to make cross-functional sourcing teams successful? How to secure that targeted savings are actually realized by these teams?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-51
JournalEfficient Purchasing : the Magazine for Sourcing and Procurement Professionals
Volume9
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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