The Role of Suppliers and Partners in Enabling Enterprise Digital Transformation
This IDC study is designed for CIOs and LOB executives who seek to maximize their effectiveness in managing digital transformation. This document discusses the role of vendor sourcing and management in effectively managing third-party vendors and suppliers to meet an organization's key strategic objectives. This document:Describes the nascent digital transformation and the impact within an organizationDefines the steps to manage vendors and suppliers as partners in digital transformationOutlines strategies for bridging digital transformational gaps internally (within the organization) and externally (with the vendor and supplier network)Highlights potential challenges in building vendor and sourcing capabilities"Organizations should adopt a three-stage road map that focuses on digital transformation — first, an internal review of current digital capabilities; second, a companywide executive review of digital capability gaps that should be outsourced; and finally, the creation of a system for engaging vendors and suppliers," says Ron Babin, adjunct analyst with IDC's Research Network.
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