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How To Demonstrate Sourcing's Value In Times Of Recession

Heightened Spending Concerns Can Bring Sourcing Professionals Closer To Their Business Users

May 5, 2008

Authors

  • By Christine Ferrusi Ross,
  • Caroline Roeleveld-Hoekendijk
  • with Onica King

Why Read This Brief

In general a recession — or even the fear of one — forces companies to focus obsessively on cost-effective solutions. Many companies turn to their (sometimes newly created) sourcing teams to help achieve that cost savings. As a result, sourcing professionals can play a major role in helping their companies achieve required business goals. It's also a prime opportunity for sourcing professionals to prove their value to the business and become a true business partner.

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