Dedicated vs. Shared Resources: Which Procurement Outsourcing Model is Right for You?

The key question for enterprises looking to outsource their procurement operations is, with whom do we partner? Usually, the answer is a specialist provider with deep procurement expertise, or a multi-tower provider with cross-vertical capabilities. There are several compelling business reasons for choosing a best-of-breed specialist provider over a multi-tower firm (Also read, Procurement Outsourcing: Best-of-Breed Specialist Providers vs. Multi-Tower Firms). But that’s not the only question. Once you’ve identified a partner, the next logical question is, which is the right engagement model for procurement outsourcing — a dedicated team or shared resources? In this paper, we weigh the pros and cons of both models to help you determine the right approach for your enterprise.

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