Electronic purchasing consortia: a procurement direction for the future?

Edward Sweeney, Bernd Huber, Austin Smyth

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Abstract

In literature, there has been little empirical research investigation on purchasing consortium issues focusing on a detailed analysis of ICT-based procurement strategies. Based on the exploration of academic literature and a survey on e-Marketplaces / procurement service providers (PSPs) in the automotive and electronics industry sectors, an overall statement is proposed: Effective participation in electronic purchasing consortia can have the potential to enhance competitive advantage. Implementation therefore requires a clear and detailed understanding of the major process structures and drivers at the e-Marketplace / PSP level of analysis.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe 13th annual IPSERA conference
Subtitle of host publicationthe purchasing function : walking a tightrope
EditorsAlessandro Ancarani
Place of PublicationAmsterdam (NL)
PublisherPergamon Press
Pages405-414
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Event13th International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association Conference - Catania, Italy
Duration: 4 Apr 20047 Apr 2004

Conference

Conference13th International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association Conference
Abbreviated titleIPSERA
CountryItaly
CityCatania
Period4/04/047/04/04

Bibliographical note

© 2004 The Authors

Keywords

  • e-procurement
  • electronic purchasing consortia
  • demand aggregation
  • supply chain management

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    Sweeney, E., Huber, B., & Smyth, A. (2004). Electronic purchasing consortia: a procurement direction for the future? In A. Ancarani (Ed.), The 13th annual IPSERA conference: the purchasing function : walking a tightrope (pp. 405-414). Pergamon Press. http://arrow.dit.ie/nitlcon/22/