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The Role of Purchasing in the Agile Enterprise
September 22, 1998... BACKGROUND Agile competitive strategies require a market-focused, total-systems, strategic orientation that results in the ability to rapidly respond to changing customer demands and market conditions. Specifically, four dimensions of agile competitive strategies have been identified: (1)...
Environmental Purchasing: Benchmarking Our German Counterparts
September 22, 1998... INTRODUCTION One need only consider the media attention that surrounded the grounding of the Exxon Valdez and the chemical disaster at Bohpal, or the marketing efforts of firms such as the Body Shop to understand that consumers and individuals are becoming increasingly aware of environmental...
The Effect of Manufacturing Technology on Purchase Contracts
September 22, 1998... TECHNOLOGICAL AND ECONOMIC INTERFIRM TIES Both transaction cost economics (TCE) and contingency theory (CT) highlight the problem of interfirm dependency and vertical coordination). Drawing on these two theoretical perspectives, this paper explores the effect of the interplay between...
Executive and Purchasing Leadership in Purchasing Change Initiatives
September 22, 1998... Purchasing management is experiencing extensive change: This statement is supported by a number of observations. First, a major article in Fortune, makes the argument that purchasing is gaining new muscle due to its innovations. A conference in the United Kingdom analyzed purchasing best...
Purchasing and Supply Management: Trends and Changes throughout the 1990s
September 22, 1998... The functional area called purchasing is experiencing dramatic change within U.S. industry. Once regarded as a reactive activity capable only of neutral or negative contribution, the procurement and sourcing process at leading firms is at the forefront of responding to and creating change. The...