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Why This Sourcing Expert Says ‘Intermediaries’ Are Out

As we settle into the new year, our Sourcing Summit Companion Report looks ahead at ways to optimize processes and performance.

Despite Sourcing Journal founder and president Edward Hertzman’s assertion that “intermediaries are having a moment,” other industry insiders believe that the sector’s most current—and potentially lasting—buzzword is “disintermediation.” Sourcing expert Steve Feniger, a veteran executive of clothing company Warnaco Group and sourcing agency Linmark, believes that the era of the buying agency has passed. Instead,…

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