Strategic sourcing for vendor management results in flexibility, simplicity, and reduced costs.

Article Summary:

The Cisco IT vendor management group provides a consistent and clear process to engage with vendors, and to identify and partner with strategic vendors for mutual benefit.

This case study describes the entire vendor management process and explains how Cisco IT works with strategic vendors. Benefits of the Cisco vendor management process include:

  • Reduced costs for Cisco IT and vendors
  • More business for identified strategic vendors
  • Increased flexibility and simpler contracts with vendors
  • Better communication with vendors
  • Improved service from vendors

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Vendor Management Case Study - Executive Summary PDF (PDF - 120 KB)

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