Sourcing teams and interdepartmental integration

Nina Lidegaard, Chris Ellegaard, Morten Munksgaard Møller

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Abstrakt

Internal integration is often mentioned as a prerequisite for conducting strategic sourcing, as multiple functional departments must collaborate on creating value-creating activities amongst them. Though it is one of many possibilities, the use of cross-functional teams is often the most commonly proposed solution to ensure internal integration. This paper presents an exploratory case study evaluating the use of internal integration mechanisms in a cross-functional sourcing process. Two commodity categories are examined. One is organised in a cross-functional team, while the other is not. Findings indicate that informal integration mechanisms not promoted by management or the organizational structure may contribute to the overall level of integration.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelConference proceedings
Antal sider12
Publikationsdato2015
StatusUdgivet - 2015
BegivenhedAnnual IMP Conference 2015: Organizing Sustainable BtoB Relationships – Designing in Changing Networks - Kolding, Danmark
Varighed: 27 aug. 201529 aug. 2015
Konferencens nummer: 31st

Konference

KonferenceAnnual IMP Conference 2015
Nummer31st
LandDanmark
ByKolding
Periode27/08/201529/08/2015

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