Long-term effects of purchasing: fact or fiction?
|Otsikko||Proceedings of 25th IPSERA 2016 conference, 20-23.3.2016, Dortmund, Germany. |
|Kustantaja||International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association IPSERA|
|Tila||Julkaistu - 2016|
|OKM-julkaisutyyppi||D3 Artikkeli ammatillisessa konferenssijulkaisussa|
|Tapahtuma||ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL PURCHASING AND SUPPLY EDUCATION AND RESEARCH ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE - |
Kesto: 1 tammikuuta 1900 → …
|Conference||ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL PURCHASING AND SUPPLY EDUCATION AND RESEARCH ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE|
|Ajanjakso||1/01/00 → …|
Long-term approach to evaluate the performance of purchasing over its entire life-cycle ischallenging. It is especially hard to determine the relationship between the early purchasing actions and the long-term consequences of acquiring complex product-service combinations with a long life-cycle. We carried out an interview study with four companies to explore how the long-term purchasing perspective is perceived in different business environments. The results indicate that practices to create long-term consequences of purchasing activities take many different forms. The study highlights practices of the purchasing function when aiming at creating long-term effects of purchasing.