The Not-So-Wacky (Sourcing) Wiki

This is just a short post to remind you about the eSourcing Wiki that I introduced to you last month in Veni, Vidi, Wiki. More content has been added, including a first draft of Next Generation Sourcing: 21 Strategies to Innovate Sourcing and an initial draft of Center Led Purchasing – and more is on the way in the near future. (An initial cut of wikis on Supplier Performance Management and Supply Risk Management are slated for the near future, as well as the e-RFx & Supplier Management and Next Generation e-Auctions in the Total Value Management Enablers series.)

Even though only seven wikis are available, it is already getting good coverage (which is not surprising since these first seven wikis constitute about 120 pages of content!), including a recent article in Supply & Demand Chain Executive. Furthermore, as pointed out in the article, even though Iasta has a hand in drafting a lot of the initial material (and the Total Value Management Enablers series in particular), in order to keep the site as vendor-neutral as possible, Iasta has lined up a number of top-tier supply chain departments at various universities to contribute content to eSourcingWiki. Furthermore, a significant portion of the content to-date has actually been drafted or edited by yours truly – and I can honestly tell you in this regard, I’m much more concerned about the content then I am on how it reflects on a particular provider’s solutions. (Furthermore, I think it important that every vendor have something to strive for, which, in Iasta’s case, includes fulfilling the eight innovative strategy for sourcing, Guided Sourcing, end-to-end, for starters.)

However, what really makes the site vendor neutral is you! This is a true wiki and any registered user can submit edits to existing wikis or define new wikis and new content designed to advanced the profession of supply and spend management and help their fellow sourcing professionals. So put on your thinking caps, grab your virtual writing instrument, and share the knowledge of your experience. Then it will truly be the community body of knowledge it is designed to be. Just imagine if a whitepaper on sourcing decision support was not written by a single vendor or analyst firm, but a collective body of the best minds in the market how good it could be.