A tool for increased cognitive ergonomics in operative supplier selection in a global context

Tomi Nokelainen, Magnus Hellström, Robin Wikström

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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.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Title of host publicationPractices for network management : in search of collaborative advantage
EditorsJukka Vesalainen, Katri Valkokari, Magnus Hellström
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-49649-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-49648-1
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

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