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Distinctions and Benefits of Strategic Sourcing
Strategic sourcing involves ongoing relationships, which creates the opportunity for mutually beneficial collaboration between the buyer and the suppliers. This

sourcing and web marketing and strategy and procurement  and Curse of Global Sourcing and Supplier Management . Bundled with the notion of SRM, strategic sourcing (as opposed to traditional sourcing) involves finding and building ongoing relationships with trading partners that will account for the majority of an enterprise's purchasing funds (spend). These close relationships will also provide materials or services that are key constituents in the final product or service, or that can help the buyer meet its profitability and customer satisfaction goals.

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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Customer relationship management (CRM) focuses on the retention of customers by collecting all data from every interaction, every customer makes with a company from all access points whether they are phone, mail, Web, or field. The company can then use this data for specific business purposes, marketing, service, support or sales while concentrating on a customer centric approach rather than a product centric. Customer relationship management defines methodologies, strategies, software, and other web-based capabilities that help an enterprise organize and manage customer relationships. Customer relationship management applications are front-end tools designed to facilitate the capture, consolidation, analysis, and enterprise-wide dissemination of data from existing and potential customers. This process occurs throughout the marketing, sales, and service stages, with the objective of better understanding one’s customers and anticipating their interest in an enterprise’s products or services. 

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