Collaborative Relationships in Procurement


This concept reviews collaborative relationships and explored how they have evolved from transaction process-based agreements to collaborative processes based on trust and information-sharing.

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Collaborative Relationships in Procurement

Collaborative Relationships in Procurement Definition

Collaborative relationships occur when two or more groups of people or organisations engage in procurement work together for mutual benefit (CIPS: P&SM; collaboration between organisations).

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  • Barratt, M. (2004) Understanding the meaning of collaboration in the supply chain. Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Vol.9 (1), pp.30-42.
  • SAOS (2011a) Case study: Securing suppliers. Available at: (www.ctwo.org.uk/why-collaborate/case-studies-collaborative-relationships/collaborative-relationships/securing-suppliers.aspx) [Accessed 18 October 2011].
  • SAOS (2011b) Case study: Collaborative relationships. Available at: (www.ctwo.org.uk/media/10844/SFD Collaborative Relationships MS.pdf) [Accessed 18 October 2011].
  • CIPS: Buying alliances.

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