The collection of processes associated with establishing supplier relationships for materials, semi-finished products, finished products and services in support of planned demand. Strategic Sourcing supports materials, semi-finished products and products for Source-to-Replenish and Source-to-Order processes. Source-to-Engineering-Order generally develops supplier relationships directly.
Additionally strategic sourcing is applicable to outsourcing of parts of business processes, see: Outsourcing.
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Note: Common inputs and outputs are listed in alphabetical order. Other inputs and outputs may be required to support varying use cases.