Adaptive Sourcing: Agile Procurement in Practice


Adaptive Sourcing: Agile Procurement in Practice, Agile Procurement for IT and non-IT categories with classic theories, multiple excercises, and two bespoke models.

This course unites two worlds – IT and Procurement. Both functions are now going through significant business and technological transformation to comply with Industry 4.0 mandate.

Our course is very practical – It is half exercises, case studies, and best practices to apply straight after learning.

Instead of talking about Agile procurement, we’ll suggest actionable advice for its realization synthesized from classical theories and intuitive concepts.

In 2022, the standardized “unisex” governance is a repelling anachronism, which does so much more damage to the company and its suppliers than any competitors.

We need to apply flexible business processes depending on the situation selectively.

A bimodal operating model precisely allows that. Therefore, it attracted IT and strategic sourcing professionals, creating “bimodal IT” and “bimodal procurement.”

This course will explain the origins of the bimodal operating model, its bright sides, and its deficiencies.

We’ll present Adaptive Sourcing as the synthesis of different concepts, which leverages the bimodal procurement process but goes well beyond its remits. Essentially, it is the practical realization of Agile procurement.

We’ll also propose a custom sourcing strategy for IT goods and services that puts our theoretical definitions into the negotiation practice.

Indeed, Adaptive Sourcing is one of the implementations of Agile Procurement 4.0 – flexible, variable, and streamlined. It brings additional cost savings, stakeholder satisfaction, and business process optimization.

Strategic procurement and sourcing managers and IT experts may start practicing it immediately!

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