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Title: Commodity-Procurement Strategies of Food Companies: A Case Study
Authors: Jones, Kraig M.
Raper, Kellie Curry
Whipple, Judith M.
Mollenkopf, Diane A.
Peterson, H. Christopher
Issue Date: 2007
Abstract: This research evaluates the main characteristics considered in commodity-procurement decisions made by food manufacturers. Procurement characteristics are examined and a framework is developed which classifies procurement characteristics into three categories: product constraints, company constraints, and service constraints. A case-study approach is used to determine the importance of various procurement characteristics and their impact on the buyer’s procurement-mechanism choice. The research also examines the strategic role that a commodity-procurement department plays within a corporation and how that role relates to the three commodity-procurement decision classifications.
Institution/Association: Journal of Food Distribution Research>Volume 38, Number 3, November 2007
Total Pages: 17
From Page: 37
To Page: 53
Collections:Volume 38, Number 3, November 2007

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