THE GLOBAL SOURCING ASSOCIATION

THE HOME OF THE GLOBAL SOURCING STANDARD

Why Do We Matter


The 2020 Programme 


The GSA Product Portfolio 


Who Do we Do It For?




what we do

Sourcing is specialization. A system by which a process, function, good or service is provided to a firm by a third party, sourcing allows a company to do what its good at.

It is much more than contracting out – a true sourcing approach means:

  •  A Process based on strategic decisions
  •  An Opportunity to transfer resources and ideas
  •  A Tailored service for the customer organisation
  •  A Lasting business relationship
  •  The Ability to share and manage risk
  •  The Understanding that a customer organisation retains accountability for the service 

The modern business world is an sourcing economy, where a firm can concentrate on what its good at while working alongside others to complement a firm and allow it to deliver its true potential. Why do something yourself, if someone else can provide the service faster, cheaper and to a fantastic quality (after all, that is what they specialize in). Firms are focusing more on their core business to deliver the best possible product to their customer, creating a rapidly growing sourcing sector.

Don’t think sourcing is always global, often it’s local with firms working together in hubs and in local communities. But the idea remains the same, do what you are best at and work with people who are the best at what you need.

Sourcing works! Utilising superior sources of knowledge and diversified and specialist skills allows for greater efficiency and allows companies to achieve their full potential. sourcing is being free to focus on what you are good at, sourcing is the ability to grow and succeed, sourcing is specialization.


What can GSA do for me?

In addition to all of the above, joining the GSA enables you and your colleagues to become part of a focused and exclusive community where you can share ideas and stimulate debate and campaign to make a difference to the industry and world around us.

Under one simple annual subscription fee, every employee of company can get involved in whatever topic spikes their interest. Membership is not confined to the sourcing team – we actively encourage involvement from legal; HR; IT and all others.

Membership of the GSA offers unparalleled RoI, arming your team with new ideas and skills to streamline their work, improve their relationship management; futureproof sourcing arrangements and meet new partners.



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