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To reflect on key Procurement Management issues - Articles and Posts

Check back here regularly to find our articles and posts on Procurement

Posts on Procurement Business Partner

Procurement as Business Partner
Article in German from the BME - Bundesverband Materialwirtschaft, Einkauf und Logistik
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Business Partner: to be or not to be?
Article in French - Excellence Achat n. 6
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Articles on SRM & Key Supplier Management

Articles written in collaboration with professors from the EM Lyon Business School

Key Supplier Manager - an emerging function in Procurement?
In the last few years, we have seen emerging in several purchasing organisations the Key Supplier Manager function. This paper presents an ongoing empirical research that elaborates an initial description of this function by analysing the “job descriptions” found today in some companies and interviews with appointed KSM.
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Barriers to the “key supplierization” of the firm
The phenomenon of key supply management (KSM) in business companies is far less investigated than the phenomenon of key account management (KAM) which beneficiates, both in practice and in an academic context, from a growing interest. This article is based on the empirical analysis of a sample of 10 international companies which have recently launched KSM programmes or are currently working on launching such programs.
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Key Supplyer Management - Not a simple mirror of Key Account Management
On the basis of 25 in-depth interviews with purchasing managers of multinational companies this paper concentrates on the obstacles that make it difficult for a firm to implement KSM. The paper identifies three main obstacles and develops the idea of an asymmetry between purchasing and marketing situations.
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Barriers to Key Supplier Management: Is Imitating Key Account Management a relevant solution?
This paper centers on specific organizational aspects of purchasing by concentrating on the implementation of key supply management (KSM). On the basis of 33 in-depth interviews with purchasing managers of multinational companies this paper concentrates on the obstacles that make it difficult for a firm to implement KSM. The paper identifies three main obstacles and develops the idea of an asymmetry between purchasing and marketing situations.
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