Leveraging Synergiesn in Global Sourcing: Balancing Coordination and Centralization in the Diversified Company

Linda Englyst, Ole Stegmann Mikkelsen, John Johansen

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    Leveraging synergies in global sourcing is not a straightforward task, and requires a balanced approach to organizing, taking into consideration a number of situational factors. These include, but are not limited to, strategic significance, product specificity, market complexity, coherency and the need to involve low-interest parties to obtain synergies. The research advances three dimensions of purchasing organisation, namely coordination structure, compliance mechanism and synergy content. It is argued that these dimensions may be combined to yield various hybrid organisational forms, while it is recognised that some combinations are probably likely to occur more naturally and beneficially than others, as contingency factors may impact more than one dimension. In that sense, the dimensions are not entirely independent. The research findings are based primarily on empirical evidence from an industrial case company, investigated through a historical review and explorative interviews regarding recent experiences and improvement ideas.
    TitelProceedings of the IFIP 5.7 Conference on Advances in Production Management : Modeling and Implementing the Integrated Enterprise
    Antal sider17
    ForlagNational Institute of Standards and Technology
    StatusUdgivet - 2005
    BegivenhedConference on Advances in Production Management - Washington D.C., USA
    Varighed: 18 sep. 200521 sep. 2005


    KonferenceConference on Advances in Production Management
    ByWashington D.C.


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