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The changing role of purchasing: reconsidering three strategic issues

Authors
Journal
European Journal of Purchasing & Supply Management
0969-7012
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
1
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0969-7012(94)90040-x
Keywords
  • Purchasing Strategy
  • Buyer-Seller Relationships
  • Supply Management

Abstract

Abstract The competitive pressures that act upon firms have led to major changes in the way in which purchasing is perceived - from a money-saving activity to a resource-planning function. In this paper the authors discuss some of the changes that purchasing has undergone and identify key concerns for the future, as purchasing moves towwards a new strategic role.

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