Supplier management in German manufacturing companies : An empirical investigation

Show simple item record Szwejczewski, Marek - Goffin, Keith - Lemke, Fred - Pfeiffer, Rolf - Lohmüller, Bertram - 2011-05-17T23:28:43Z 2011-05-17T23:28:43Z 2001-01-01T00:00:00Z -
dc.identifier.citation Marek Szwejczewski, Keith Goffin, Fred Lemke, Rolf Pfeiffer and Bertram Lohmüller, Supplier management in German manufacturing companies : An empirical investigation, International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, 2001, Vol 31, issue 5, 354-373 en_UK
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dc.description.abstract A key issue for manufacturers is supplier management, i.e. organising the optimal flow of high quality, value-for-money materials or components from appropriate innovative suppliers. Many companies now recognise the central role that supplier management plays in achieving long-term competitive advantage. This paper presents the results of a study of supplier management practices in Germany, contrasted against those in the UK. It identifies a key difference – German manufacturers have not reduced their supplier base as much as the companies in the UK. However, it appears that German manufacturers will be reducing their supplier base in the near future, although they are likely to follow a policy of multiple sourcing rather than single-sourcing from suppliers. The results of the research have strong implications for German companies as they clearly indicate the potential for performance improvement through the adoption of best practices in the field of supplier managemen en_UK
dc.language.iso en_UK en_UK
dc.publisher Emerald Group Publishing Limited en_UK
dc.subject Germany en_UK
dc.subject Manufacturing industry en_UK
dc.subject Supply-chain management en_UK
dc.subject Surveys en_UK
dc.subject United Kingdom en_UK
dc.title Supplier management in German manufacturing companies : An empirical investigation en_UK
dc.type Article en_UK

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