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.
|Titel||Proceedings of the IFIP 5.7 Conference on Advances in Production Management : Modeling and Implementing the Integrated Enterprise|
|Forlag||National Institute of Standards and Technology|
|Status||Udgivet - 2005|
|Begivenhed||Conference on Advances in Production Management - Washington D.C., USA|
Varighed: 18 sep. 2005 → 21 sep. 2005
|Konference||Conference on Advances in Production Management|
|Periode||18/09/2005 → 21/09/2005|