A template to position Sourcing Groups on the Quadrant Matrix

In phase I/IV of a Strategic Sourcing Opportunity Assessment (see my HOWTO scope purchases post), you need to distribute your Sourcing Groups into 4 different categories (Standard, Commodity, Strategic, Bottleneck), depending their business impact and their supply-market-complexity. Below is a useful template to categorize each of your Sourcing Groups, based on the famous Porter’s 5 forces model:


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