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An integrative framework for supplier relationship management

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Authors
Park, Jongkyung; Shin, Kitae; Park, Jinwoo; Chang, Tai-Woo
Issue Date
2010
Publisher
EMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LIMITED
Citation
INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT & DATA SYSTEMS; Vol.110 3-4; 495-515
Keywords
Supplier relationsBuyer-seller relationshipsPurchasing
Abstract
Purpose - There have been many studies on topics related to supplier relationship management (SRM), namely purchasing strategy, supplier selection and development, and collaboration with suppliers. However, these studies have not suggested a solution based on an integrative concept, as they focus only on domain-specific problems. To overcome this limitation, the purpose of this present paper is to suggest a framework for an integrative SRM system by analyzing comprehensive approaches to overall SRM functions. Design/methodology/approach - The paper reviewed and analyzed studies related to SRM from an integrative viewpoint, proposed a framework for an integrative SRM system, and performed a case study based on the analytical hierarchy process with a field survey. Findings - The paper expects that the proposed framework can play a major role in enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of SRM by adopting an integrative concept because the functions of SRM are highly interrelated. Furthermore, it verifies the applicability of the framework via a case study. Research limitations/implications - Not many approaches are available for organizing evaluators or evaluation sheets, which are used for selecting criteria, providing weight, and evaluating supplier performance, that can secure objectivity of the evaluation; thus, when applying this framework to the industry, special consideration is needed. Practical implications - The proposed framework allows the purchasing members to scrutinize key features of SRM before and during the SRM system operation. Originality/value - The paper provides useful knowledge about the role of SRM systems by holistically approaching SRM-related processes while suggesting criteria and recommendations to a purchasing manager.
ISSN
0263-5577
Language
English
URI
https://hdl.handle.net/10371/74981
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1108/02635571011038990
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