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Analysis of sourcing & procurement practices : a cross industry framework

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dc.contributor.advisor Edgar Blanco. en_US
dc.contributor.author Koliousis, Ioannis G en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-02-21T11:39:43Z
dc.date.available 2007-02-21T11:39:43Z
dc.date.copyright 2006 en_US
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/36143
dc.description Thesis (M. Eng. in Logistics)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Engineering Systems Division, 2006. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 159-161). en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis presents and analyzes the various practices in the functional area of Sourcing and Procurement. The 21 firms that are studied operate in one of the following industries: Aerospace, Apparel/ Footwear, Automotive, Computers, Communications Equipment, Consumer Packaged Goods, Pharmaceuticals, Petroleum and Retail. Those firms have been chosen for their overall supply chain excellence and the research builds on empirical data from case studies, literature survey and interviews with industry experts. By assessing the empirical data and the various practices, a framework is proposed to address the different options that the firms can use relative to the organizational structure of the Procurement Department. These options are based on a combination of the importance of the inputs and the supplier/buyer power differential. Lastly, this thesis identifies the factors that affect these options. Key Words: Procurement, Sourcing, Organizational Architecture, Corporate Strategy. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Ioannis G. Koliousis. en_US
dc.format.extent 161 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582
dc.subject Engineering Systems Division. en_US
dc.title Analysis of sourcing & procurement practices : a cross industry framework en_US
dc.title.alternative Analysis of sourcing and procurement practices : a cross industry framework en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree M.Eng.in Logistics en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 72813158 en_US


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