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dc.contributor.authorLemke, Fred
dc.contributor.authorGoffin, Keith
dc.contributor.authorSzwejczewski, Marek
dc.contributor.authorPfeiffer, Rolf
dc.contributor.authorLohmüller, Bertrand
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-23T13:48:49Z
dc.date.available2019-04-23T13:48:49Z
dc.date.issued2000
dc.identifier.issn0957-4093
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/09574090010806155
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12127/6277
dc.description.abstractStreamlining the supplier base is a common approach in many US and UK manufacturing companies. However, is this approach being adopted in Germany as fast as it has in the UK? This paper describes research that answers this question and investigates how German companies are managing contacts with their suppliers. The research was conducted in two stages. First, a postal survey of German and UK manufacturers identified the supplier base trends. Second, a follow‐up telephone survey of a random sample of German plants investigated supplier management processes. The findings show that German manufacturers have not reduced their supplier base by as much as their UK counterparts. However, German manufacturers that have reduced their supplier base perceive significant benefits. Currently, many companies appear to have failed to recognize the potential of working with a reduced supplier base.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherEmerald
dc.subjectSuppliers
dc.subjectSupplier relations
dc.subjectUnited Kingdom
dc.subjectGermany
dc.subjectSouth Korea
dc.subjectSupply‐chain management
dc.titleSupplier base management: Experiences from the UK and Germany
dc.identifier.journalThe International Journal of Logistics Management
dc.source.volume11
dc.source.issue2
dc.source.beginpage45
dc.source.endpage58
dc.contributor.departmentCranfield School of Managementen_US
dc.contributor.departmentExport‐Akademie Baden‐Württembergen_US
vlerick.knowledgedomainOperations & Supply Chain Management
vlerick.typearticleJournal article with impact factor
vlerick.vlerickdepartmentTOMen_US
dc.identifier.vperid186039


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