ADVANCING COMPETITIVE POSITION THROUGH GLOBAL AND JIT SOURCING: REVIEW AND DIRECTIONS

Khalid F. Alotaibi (Assistant Professor of College of Industrial Management at King Fahd University in Dahran, Saudi Arabia)
Stanley E. Fawcett (Assistant Professor, Department of Marketing and Logistics, College of Business Administration at Michigan State University)
Laura Birou (Assistant Professor, Marketing and Logistics Department at George Washington University)

International Journal of Commerce and Management

ISSN: 1056-9219

Publication date: 1 January 1993

Abstract

Increasing competitive pressure over the past 20 years has forced many companies to re‐evaluate their value‐added systems. This re‐evaluation has greatly amplified the managerial attention focused on purchasing. Indeed, many firms have begun to emphasize purchasing in their attempts to improve their competitive positions. Two advanced sourcing practices have been particularly important: global and JIT sourcing. This paper: 1) reviews the literature pertaining to these two sourcing practices, 2) considers potential competitive impact, 3) explores issues of compatibility, and 4) presents future research directions.

Citation

Alotaibi, K.F., Fawcett, S.E. and Birou, L. (1993), "ADVANCING COMPETITIVE POSITION THROUGH GLOBAL AND JIT SOURCING: REVIEW AND DIRECTIONS", International Journal of Commerce and Management, Vol. 3 No. 1/2, pp. 4-37. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb060314

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