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e-SCM Client Organization

Best Practices for Sourcing Management

e-Sourcing Capability Model (e-SCM) is a framework of best practices intended to provide both client and service provider organizations with guidance that will help them improve their sourcing activities.

The e-SCM for Client Organization course consists of an introduction to the concepts, terminology, and structure of the model specifically dedicated to the client. Participants will gain an understanding of the value of the model, learn about the e-SCM practices for sourcing, identify major characteristics of clients at different capability levels, gain an introductory understanding of how the capability determination process is carried out, and be given ideas for introducing e-SCM in their own organizations.


 To define the concept of IT-enabled sourcing
 To describe the structure of the framework and the relationships between its components
 To detail the sourcing practices related to the client organization
 To be familiar with the concepts of capability and maturity determination
 To provide guidance on how to implement the framework into a client organization


1. Introduction to Sourcing Management
2. Introduction to the e-SCM Framework
3. Client Practices
a. Analysis
(Sourcing Opportunity Analysis / Sourcing Approach)
b. Initiation
(Sourcing Planning / Service Provider Evaluation / Sourcing Agreements / Service Transfer)
c. Delivery
(Sourced Services Management)
d. Completion
(Sourcing Completion)
e. Ongoing
(Sourcing Strategy Management / Governance Management / Relationship Management / Value management / Organizational Change Management / People Management / Knowledge Management / Technology Management / Threat Management)
4. Capability Determination and Implementation


• Managers responsible for making strategic sourcing decisions and purchasing outsourcing services.
• Client organizations interested in quality improvement or planning improvement programs.
• Client organizations wanting to assess their sourcing capabilities.
• Sourcing professionals involved in sourcing strategies and sourcing management activities.




 Theory and concepts illustrated by an accredited trainer with sound expertise and experience in sourcing management.
 Group discussions with the purpose to match the relevant sourcing management issues to real life experience.
 Practical exercises based on a case study to enhance the reinforcement of the learning objectives.




 Course Materials
 Attendance Certificate

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