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A password will be e-mailed to you. We hear and read a great deal of information in our Supply Chain profession about Strategic Sourcing. Sourcing, procurement, and supply management fall. Planning for procurement and supply chain management refers to the. Supply chain sourcing and procurement leaders must move beyond short-term cost management to leverage supplier capabilities to their maximum advantage in a structured and segmented fashion. Strategic sourcing is an approach to supply chain management that formalizes the way information is gathered and used so that an organization can leverage its consolidated purchasing power to find the best possible values in the marketplace.
Strategic procurement incorporates actions aimed at reducing the supplier base, negotiations, communication and maintaining long-term relationships with suppliers Ryals and Rogers, ; Swinder and Seshadri, It is particularly relevant in light of globalisation on the sales side it increases pressures on the company's own prices and on the purchase side it opens up new potential , the development of cost-saving communications and widely available IT, improved logistics and procedures, dynamic competition, high consumer demands, increasing environmental awareness and requirements for transparency. All these developments make operative procurement tasks obsolete and calls for a more strategic approach aligned with the wider organisational strategy. Some common mistakes that companies can make in relation to their procurement strategies include purchasing without defined tasks, failing to find the balance between central and local purchasing, failing to achieve efficiency despite suitable purchasing tools, or sole concentration on design and development Kerkhoff, Return to Strategy and Policy topic. In our industry the competitor that's best at managing the supply chain is probably going be the most successful competitor over time. It's a condition of success
This study aims to examine the effects of strategic sourcing SS on lean supply chain LSC and agile supply chain ASC strategies and investigate the role of these concepts on development of competitive performance. A proposed research model and hypotheses are tested by using cross-sectional e-mail survey data collected from the manufacturing firms operating in Turkey. SS is conceptualized as a second-order factor. Structural equation modeling is used to test the proposed hypotheses. Additionally, it is seen that these concepts are effective in improvement of competitive performance.
Supply chain management SCM involves the movement of products and services from suppliers to distributors. SCM involves the flow of information and products between and among supply chain stages to maximize profitability. The major functions involved in SCM are the procurement of raw materials, product development, marketing, operations, distribution, finance, and customer services. Customers are an integral part of SCM. The objective of supply network or SCM is to maximize the overall value.
Purchasing and supply chain management: strategies and realities / Michael Quayle, editor. Procurement, Purchasing, Outsourcing, Supply Management and.
Strategic sourcing is a process that creates efficiencies across all spend categories, minimizes supply risks with improved supplier selection, and gives visibility into pricing and forecasting.
In today's economic environment, doing what you've always done—even if you do it very well—is no longer acceptable. Under pressure to contain costs and produce results despite challenging circumstances, you and many other supply chain managers must transform rather than simply improve your operation. That means adopting the philosophies, methods, and processes that will make your organization "best in class. What makes a supply chain organization best in class? The answer will vary for each company, but there are some practices that many leading companies are adopting now.
This book explores the appropriateness of procurement strategies in certain situations. It argues that organisations should develop strategically aligned supply chains to deliver predictable and sustained performance improvements and asserts that the assumption that one approach is appropriate to manage all cirumstances is flawed. It provides a framework to help organisations develop segmented approaches in the management of their construction supply chains built on 'fit-for-purpose' relationships. Back to Book Listing. Buy this book in print.
In an increasingly competitive and technological environment, investing in supplier relationships and management has become more important than ever. Strategic sourcing is a vital component, with real-world impact on all facets of a business, from supply chain to final product and service delivery.
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