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Managing value in supply chain - case studies on alternate structures

Author: Agrawal, Anupam ; De Meyer, ArnoudINSEAD Area: Technology and Operations Management Series: Working Paper ; 2008/28/TOM Publisher: Fontainebleau : INSEAD, 2008.Language: EnglishDescription: 43 p.Type of document: INSEAD Working Paper Online Access: Click here Abstract: In this paper we explore ways in which firms can influence the sourcing costs of their suppliers, participate in cost improvement at their suppliers' end, manage the financial flows in the procurement chain and improve their design and development processes. We do so by exploring collaborative relationships involving the firms, their suppliers and their raw material suppliers. We base this exploration on a three-year study of four firms in the automotive industry who are in the process of improving their supply-chain partnerships. Synthesizing the learning from these case studies, we propose the concept of the 'sourcing hub'. Through cross-case and within-case analyses, we explore the contingencies under which the sourcing hub can operate. Our research shows that developing relationships not only with suppliers, but also with suppliers' suppliers, can help firms capture some of the value that may be lost in the race to become a lean organization.
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In this paper we explore ways in which firms can influence the sourcing costs of their suppliers, participate in cost improvement at their suppliers' end, manage the financial flows in the procurement chain and improve their design and development processes. We do so by exploring collaborative relationships involving the firms, their suppliers and their raw material suppliers. We base this exploration on a three-year study of four firms in the automotive industry who are in the process of improving their supply-chain partnerships. Synthesizing the learning from these case studies, we propose the concept of the 'sourcing hub'. Through cross-case and within-case analyses, we explore the contingencies under which the sourcing hub can operate. Our research shows that developing relationships not only with suppliers, but also with suppliers' suppliers, can help firms capture some of the value that may be lost in the race to become a lean organization.

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