Hear findings from ChainLink Research's in-depth research study with the best performing companies in the world on how they manage their suppliers and how they tackled the thorniest challenges. Learn about these advanced practices not as theoretical concepts, but how they were put into actual practice, including the challenges and limitations.
Outcome Sourcing - moving from buying things to buying results/outcomes
Total Cost Sourcing - Sourcing decisions based on total impact to the business
Managing across multiple tiers - consolidating multi-enterprise spend, rationalizing materials, and coordinating competencies of suppliers across an N-Tier supply chain
Managing Supply Risk
Bill McBeath leads ChainLink's research efforts, as well as the procurement, strategic sourcing, design collaboration, and online marketplaces practices. With more than 20 years of experience in a variety of roles as a business and technology researcher and consultant, high tech executive, and software architect, Bill is recognized as a leading expert in extended-enterprise business models.
Before co-founding ChainLink Research, Bill was Managing Director of Emerging Technologies at Benchmarking Partners/Surgency, where he formulated and executed successful go-to-market strategies for dozens of startups and established firms.
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