e-Sourcing


This concept discusses the history of e-Sourcing and identifies popular e-Sourcing services, its areas of application, main benefits, and critical issues for all parties involved.

Technique Overview

e-Sourcing

e-Sourcing Definition

E-Sourcing refers to internet-enabled applications and decision support tools that facilitate interactions between buyers and suppliers through the use of online negotiations, online auctions, reverse auctions and similar tools. E-Sourcing is especially associated with online auctions, which enable prices reductions by introducing the element of competition. They are visible, clearly structured and make the procurement process transparent (Engelbrecht-Wiggans and Katok, 2006).

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  • Amelinckx, I., Muylle, S., and Lievens, A. (2008) Extending electronic sourcing theory: An exploratory study of electronic reverse auction outcomes. Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, Vol. 7(1), pp.119-133.
  • Bartezzaghi, E. and Ronchi, S. (2005) E-sourcing in a buyer-operator-seller perspective: Benefits and criticalities. Production Planning & Control, Vol. 16(4), pp.405-412.
  • Bush, D. (2007) Issues on e-Sourcing: Adoption and Penetration. In M.Lamoureux, ed. (2008) The e-Sourcing Handbook: A Modern Guide to Supply and Spend Management Success. Iasta Publishing.
  • BuyIT & CIPS: e-Sourcing. A BuyIT e-Procurement best practice guideline.

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