Strategic sourcing: what and how MNOs buy

Insights into Vodafone’s Network Site Infrastructure equipment and services sourcing strategies

Read this article to learn:

  • How Vodafone breaks down Network Site Infrastructure products and services into nine categories
  • A centralised, TCO-focused approach to procurement
  • Vodafone’s sourcing and testing strategies
  • The Health and Safety checks, financial and operational due diligence carried out on prospective new supplierss

TowerXchange had the privilege of visiting Vodafone Procurement Company in August 2016, exposing us to possibly the greatest concentration of telecom SCM expertise in the world, responsible for a mind-boggling €25bn annual spend for Vodafone and for selected third parties. Vodafone has 250 procurement, technology and category management experts who buy everything from handsets, to…

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