Vendor Assessment: Strategic Sourcing and Procurement Applications for Direct Materials in Manufacturing Vendor Landscape
This IDC Manufacturing Insights report looks at the subject of sourcing and procurement of direct materials for manufacturing. It considers the role of sourcing and procurement in risk mitigation and includes a selection of vendors that provide these capabilities to the manufacturing industry.
"The purpose of this vendor landscape for direct materials sourcing and procurement is to identify those vendors that are currently offering tools to assist manufacturers in optimizing their business processes around direct materials," says Heather Ashton, research manager, Manufacturing Commerce Strategies for IDC Manufacturing Insights. "Manufacturers can take the information in this report and use it to formulate a strategy around direct sourcing and procurement and more easily define a 'short list' of vendors that have offerings in this market."