Sourcing for profitability is difficult in any manufacturing industry. For high technology companies the task is immensely more challenging due to a unique combination of industry characteristics.
Unique challenges for high tech companies are:
- Global ubiquity
- High volume & complexity
A look at e-Sourcing specifications emanating from high-tech companies at the moment suggests the early adopters are now craving more flexible solutions and more comprehensive e-Sourcing functionality that can support truly global, end-to- end management and control over well defined and well informed sourcing processes.
This paper explores the e-Sourcing features and functions that high-tech companies are specifying most frequently and the benefits they are hoping to realize from the upgrades.