Autumn 2012 / Issue 68 (originally published by Booz & Company)

s+b Trend Watch: Sourcing and Risk

In a recent Booz & Company survey, sourcing executives identified the type of risk that has increased most in the last three years: strategic risk, such as that from a misguided expansion or acquisition. Risks as varied as natural disasters, political upheaval, and currency fluctuations — and how those risks are managed — are getting more attention in the C-suite, and supply management executives are at the center of the conversation. In fact, sourcing officers universally report expanded responsibilities.

Sourcing’s Role in Managing Risks, 2010–12

 

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