3. Conducting Research

  1. Joe Payne and
  2. William R. Dorn Jr.

Published Online: 9 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118386828.ch3

Managing Indirect Spend: Enhancing Profitability through Strategic Sourcing

Managing Indirect Spend: Enhancing Profitability through Strategic Sourcing

How to Cite

Payne, J. and Dorn, W. R. (2011) Conducting Research, in Managing Indirect Spend: Enhancing Profitability through Strategic Sourcing, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118386828.ch3

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 24 OCT 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470886885

Online ISBN: 9781118386828

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Keywords:

  • strategic sourcing process;
  • cost-savings;
  • research process;
  • supply chain;
  • current market conditions

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Types of Cost-Savings Opportunities

  • Understanding the Category

  • Identifying Suppliers

  • Understanding the Supply Chain

  • Understanding Current Market Conditions

  • Understanding the Factors of Cost

  • Review of Technologies, Processes, Products, and Services

  • Collecting Market Intelligence Through the RFI Process

  • In Summary