In this chapter, we put forth a decision support system that aims to increase cognitive ergonomics of actual, routine sourcing praxis in operative procurement work. The tool is motivated by a lack of academic methods as well as practical tools for evaluating suppliers’ actual, tangible appropriateness for specific supply tasks, as opposed to the fit of a supplier in general, or on average. Furthermore, and importantly, this company-internal tool is intended to serve as a platform for a more extensive tool to organize inter-organizational buyer-supplier interaction practices. The tool is developed at a case company, a large marine product manufacturer with globally dispersed supplier and customer bases.
|Title of host publication||Practices for network management : in search of collaborative advantage|
|Editors||Jukka Vesalainen, Katri Valkokari, Magnus Hellström|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|MoE publication type||A3 Part of a book or another research book|