Purchasing category management: Providing integration between purchasing and other business function

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  • Tampere University of Technology

Abstract

Organising the purchasing and supply management (PSM) function has been changing due to the increasingly strategic role of the function requiring integration with other business functions and the entire supply chain. One solution is to organise PSM into categories - a common practice in todays manufacturing organisations. In this paper we explore how purchasing category management (PCM) affects cross-functional integration. We analysed purchasing category management practices through in-depth case-studies in four manufacturing firms in two types of industry. Our research contributes to the purchasing and supply management research in two ways. First, it addresses the role of purchasing category management in organising PSM in large manufacturing companies. Second, it elaborates on purchasing categories providing integration between purchasing and other business functions, suggesting how different mechanisms are needed for different contexts.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)533-550
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Procurement Management
Volume11
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Research areas

  • purchasing, procurement, supply management, purchasing category, category management, purchasing category management, organisation, integration, organisational integration, cross-functional integration, case research

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