Global Procurement


Global procurement became a way for organisations to meet the challenges of new markets and global competitors. The concept discusses strategies for global procurement management and their strengths and weaknesses. It also reviews recent business evidence and success factors to help practitioners make better and more informed decisions.

Technique Overview

Global Procurement Definition

Global procurement involves the co-ordination and integration of a highly complex network of common items and materials, processes, designs, technologies and suppliers across worldwide purchasing, engineering and operation locations (Lysons and Farrington, 2006).

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  • Hong, E. and Holweg, M. (2005) Evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of global sourcing strategies: A conceptual note. BNet. CBS Interactive Business Network. Available at: jobfunctions.bnet.com/abstract.aspx?docid=165276 [Accessed 24 October 2011].
  • Financial Times (2010) Getting food to victims of disaster: Supply chain management in a crisis. October 14th.
  • Leenders, M.R., Fearon, H.E., Flynn, A.E., and Johnson, P.F. (2002) Purchasing and supply management. 12th ed. McGraw-Hill Irwin: Boston, MA.
  • Lysons, K. and Farrington, B. (2006) Purchasing and supply chain management, 7th ed. FT/Prentice Hall: Harlow.

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