Over the past few weeks, ever since Dalip Raheja of The Mpower Group decided to stir the supply chain hornet’s nest with his posts on how Strategic Sourcing is Dead and how The Sourcing Emperor Has No Clothes, we’ve seen a flurry of activity from the blogging heavyweights who were quick to weigh in with their opinions, including:
- Tim Cummins’ (of the IACCM) with his post on The Death Of Procurement: Nightmare or Nirvana?
- Robert A. Rudzki (of Greybeard Advisors) who tackled Returning the “Strategic” to Strategic Sourcing, Returning the “Strategic” to Strategic Sourcing (Part 2), and asked Where Does Strategic Sourcing Fit In?
- Steve Hall (of the Procurement Leaders Blog) who addressed the Rumours of the Death of Strategic Sourcing, gave us A CPO’s Story of Strategic Sourcing, and told us that Best in Class is an Indulgence
- Dave Henshall (of Purchasing Practice) who addressed Procurement 2.0 – and Other Labels
- Steve Hall (of the Procurement Leaders Blog) who also gave us A CPO’s Story of Strategic Sourcing
- Josh Dials (of Iasta) who said it’s time to Put “Strategic” Back into your Strategic Sourcing
- Jason Busch (of Spend Matters) who insisted that Strategic Sourcing Ain’t Dead, Regardless of What the Naysayers Suggest
- Joe Payne (of Source One Management Services) who echoed his cry and shouted that Strategic Sourcing Lives On!
- William Dorn (of Source One Management Services) who ranted that Strategic Sourcing is Alive and Kicking
- Ron Southard (of SafeSourcing) who couldn’t help but ask if Strategic Sourcing is Alive or Dead (Part I and Part II) and
- Sudy Bharadwaj who summarized his research in My 2 Cents.
This flurry of activity was followed by Dalip’s insistence this morning that Yup, Strategic Sourcing is Still Dead, as it would seem that, in his view, we collectively did not do enough to revive the patient.
So now it’s your turn! I’m opening up the forum to anyone who wants to throw their 2 cents into the money pot. Simply send a well worded, well argued, piece to the doctor < at > sourcinginnovation <dot> com and I will post it here on Sourcing Innovation. Contributions will be posted in the order they are received, so get yours in soon for a speedy posting. (Just be sure to follow the posting rules and keep the marketing out of the material.)