Commodity Strategies


The concept reviews two categories of commodity strategies and describes their advantages and disadvantages. It also addresses implementation information and case evidence from leading companies.

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Commodity Strategies

Commodity Strategies Definition

Commodity strategies (sometimes referred to as 'commodity sourcing strategies') are purchasing strategy plans that refer to commodity goods - widely traded raw materials and agricultural products, such as wheat, corn, or rice (Seitz, 1994).

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  • Ferris, J. (1997) Agricultural Price and Commodity Market Analysis. New York: McGraw-Hill.
  • Hayenga, M. (1979) Risk Management in Imperfect Markets: Commodity Procurement Strategy in the Food Manufacturing Sector. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 61(2), pp. 351-357.
  • Jones, K., Curry, K., Raper, J., Whipple, M., Mollenkopf, M. and Peterson, C. (2007) Commodity-Procurement Strategies of Food Companies: A Case Study. Journal of Food Distribution Research, Vol. 38(3), pp. 37-53.
  • Leenders, M., Johnson, P., Flynn, A. and Fearon, H. (2006) Purchasing and Supply Management. (13th Ed.) Boston: McGraw-Hill Irwin.

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