Strategic Sourcing Research Center

This page is a centralized resource page dedicated to Institute for Supply Management®’s strategic sourcing research.

Gathering news and resources on the information you should know and education and research you can access to learn more about strategic sourcing within supply management. Join the conversation, share your experience, and ask questions through our social channels or by connecting with us at ask@ismworld.org.

ISM RESEARCH SAYS...

The Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) collected information from supply management professionals around strategic sourcing. The survey was conducted between March 14 and April 13, 2023. Below are some highlights from the research.

76%

Of respondents say their organization has created or implemented a strategic sourcing initiative.

60%

Of work at manufacturing organizations is tied to direct spend.

45%

Of work at services firms is tied to direct spend.

28%

28% Of respondents say their organization does not have a formal sourcing governance infrastructure in place.

WHITE PAPER

Access ISM’s white paper around the 2023 Strategic Sourcing research. The paper highlights various insights from the research as well as top business priorities for procurement.

 

ISM Strategic Sourcing Research

 

This infographic will give you greater insights into key themes around the Institute for Supply Management®'s 2023 Strategic Sourcing research. The survey was conducted between March 14 and April 13, 2023, and included over 611 respondents. The focus of the study is on strategic sourcing within the supply management profession.

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Articles

ISM Group to Do ‘Heavy Lifting’ to Raise Women in Procurement

June 16, 2021

The group’s first workshop, held virtually Thursday, drew around 100 women in various roles in both the services and manufacturing sectors from various locales, including the U.S., Canada and other countries. They discussed short- and long-term goals and talked what the group is and wants to be.