A Tale of Two Procurement Books: Cox’s Sourcing Portfolio Analysis (Cox) & Strategic Sourcing in the New Economy (Keith et al.)
Supply Chain View from the Field
JULY 17, 2015
It is against this context that the two books in this review represent two anchors that exist in the procurement environment, both the old, traditional model of power-based, “red meat eating buyers, and that of the procurement professional focused on driving relationship contracting and vested value to create mutual benefit for both parties. Andrew Cox’s new book “Sourcing Portfolio Analysis” represents the more traditional “power-based” view of procurement.