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.
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/eb060314Download as .RIS
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