Organizing for Outsourcing: The Case of Purchasing & Supply Management

Lydia Bals, Virpi Turkulainen

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    Abstrakt

    Outsourcing was and remains a prevalent business practice. Although it has been studied from many angles, the impact of organizational design on outsourcing is not yet well understood. By presenting a multi-year case study from 2010 to 2013 at a global chemical and pharmaceutical company, we elaborate on organizational design implications for outsourcing. Specifically, we take the case of the Purchasing & Supply Management (PSM) function to illustrate how an activity-based design can facilitate outsourcing. Simultaneously, this study suggests that bringing such considerations forward could be another cornerstone in further development of PSM as a strategic function.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    Publikationsdato2016
    Antal sider15
    StatusUdgivet - 2016
    Begivenhed25th Annual IPSERA Conference: Purchasing & Supply Management – From Efficiency to Effectiveness in an Integrated Supply Chain Managemen - The Fraunhofer-Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML, TU Dortmund University, Dortmund, Tyskland
    Varighed: 20 mar. 201623 mar. 2016
    Konferencens nummer: 25
    http://www.ipsera2016.lfo.tu-dortmund.de/welcome-to-ipsera-2016/

    Konference

    Konference25th Annual IPSERA Conference
    Nummer25
    LokationThe Fraunhofer-Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML, TU Dortmund University
    Land/OmrådeTyskland
    ByDortmund
    Periode20/03/201623/03/2016
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    Emneord

    • Global In-/Out- and Backsourcing Issues
    • Purchasing organisation
    • Skills and competences

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