Internal Strategic Integration


The concept discusses the benefits of integrating the internal functions of an organisation and explains why internal strategic integration requires all company members to have access to an integrated information system spanning multiple functions and locations.

Technique Overview

Internal Strategic Integration Definition

Internal strategic integration in supply chain management refers to the way companies provide their employees with access to an integrated information system spanning multiple functions, activities and locations (Zahay and Handfield, 2004).

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  • Burnes, B. (2009) Managing Change, 5th ed. Pearson Education: Essex, UK.
  • Carr, A.S. and Pearson, J.N. (1999) Strategically Managed Buyer-Supplier Relationships and Performance Outcomes. Journal of Operations Management, Vol.17(5), pp.497-519.
  • CIPS: Procurement’s evolving role in enterprise supply chains.
  • CIPS: Summary of technology in purchasing.

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