MIS Quarterly Executive


In traditional IT outsourcing and multisourcing arrangements, clients isolate vendor tasks, resulting in modular sourcing structures. But this approach can stifle vendor competition, result in vendor lock-in and hinder organizational flexibility. This article describes how adidas adopted a new type of multisourcing strategy, which embraces vendor overlaps to overcome these constraints and deliver a range of benefits. We provide guidelines for implementing this new type of multisourcing strategy.Click here for podcast summary (mp3)Click here for free 2-page executive summary (pdf)Click here for free presentation slides (pptx)