22 januari 2021
By Albert Plugge
The multi-sourcing journey of a European retailer: A roller coaster ride or smooth sailing?

During the last decade, the scope of IT outsourcing arrangements evolved from a dyadic client–vendor relationship to a multi-sourcing environment characterized by sourcing inter-dependent services from multiple vendors. This case study addresses the journey of a large client firm in the retail sector who experienced that managing a multi-sourcing arrangement differs significantly from managing bilateral (i.e. dyadic) relationships.