Supply management at a crossroads: Lessons for success in turbulent times

Expanding beyond its traditional role, the supply management organization in many companies has become a key contributor to overall corporate strategy, a source of competitive advantage, and a facilitator of profit growth. Supply and sourcing executives are also considering a growing array of risks, and building stronger alliances inside and outside the company. These issues, and others, were highlighted in a survey of sourcing leaders conducted by Strategy& in connection with the firm’s annual Strategic Sourcing Executive Forum.