Strategic Sourcing and the Department of Defense


As the largest purchasing organization in the world, Department of Defense (DoD) senior leadership has determined the acquisition function is strategic in nature and vital to the success of the Department’s efforts to provide reliable, responsive and cost-effective support to our soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines worldwide. Strategic Sourcing is a critical path to this success.

Strategic Sourcing has been defined as the collaborative and structured process of analyzing an organization’s spend and using the information to make business decisions about acquisition commodities and services more effectively and efficiently.   Through strategic sourcing, we will fundamentally change the way the Department of Defense does business.  Through the data we will generate, there will be more transparency and accountability of the way we do business.  Our processes will have greater visibility.  We will develop organizational efficiencies, building a solid foundation to support strategic sourcing into the future.


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