Purchasing Strategies


The concept reviews the value and contribution of purchasing strategies to the overall corporate performance and the performance of other functions.

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Purchasing Strategies Definition

Purchasing strategies are "actions that [a] purchasing department may take to achieve its objectives" (Lysons and Farrington, 2006: 44). Purchasing strategies are aligned with corporate-level business strategies (strategic alignment) and with purchasing capabilities (purchasing efficacy) (Lysons and Farrington, 2006; Baier, 2008).

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  • Baier, C. (2008) The Alignment Performance Link in Purchasing and Supply Management. Gabler Verlag.
  • Baily, P., Farmer, D., Jessop, D. and Jones, D. (2005) Purchasing Principles and Management, 9th ed. Pearson Education: Essex, UK.
  • Belcourt, M. (2006) Outsourcing: The Benefits and the Risks. Human Resource Management Review, Vol.16 (2), pp. 269-279.
  • Buck, C.R. (1993) General Electric: Regional Healthcare Management, in P. Boland, ed. Making managed healthcare work. Aspen Publishers: Maryland, US.

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