Possible kinds of values added by the purchasing department

Jan Telgen, C.E. Sitar-Pop

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Value-based purchasing focuses the decisions of purchasing professionals on the creation of value, rather than on the traditional objectives of cost savings and efficiency. Most of the purchasing researchers see purchasing as a strategic contributor to the added value of the organizations. But only a few contributions discuss the possible kinds of values that the purchasing department could actually add to the organization. This paper tries to fill this gap and reviews the traditional and strategic concepts of values added by purchasing and the factors affecting value added. Furthermore the paper presents a conceptual model of factors affecting value added by the purchasing department. In order to discover the influence of these factors on the capacity of the purchasing department to add value to the organization, we conducted an empirical study. The preliminary findings of the empirical research are presented at the end of the paper.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th International Annual IPSERA Conference, 8-11 April 2001, Jonkoping, Sweden
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Event10th Annual IPSERA Conference 2001 - Jönköping, Sweden
Duration: 8 Apr 200111 Apr 2001
Conference number: 10


Conference10th Annual IPSERA Conference 2001


  • METIS-202169
  • IR-42595


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