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e-Optimizing Your Strategic Sourcing Process

ISM's 92nd Annual International Supply Management Conference

Las Vegas, NV
May 2007


Phillip L. Carter DBA, Executive Director, CAPS Research, Harold E. Fearon Chair of Purchasing Management, Arizona State University

Larry C. Giunipero Ph.D., C.P.M., Professor of Supply Chain Management, Florida State University

The workshop raises awareness of the power of sourcing optimization software. Optimization has been traditionally applied to transportation. As supply professionals assume a more strategic role and buys become more complex through multiple business unit sourcing, consolidation and outsourcing, optimization allows for more sophisticated analysis of these strategic buys.