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Supplier management segmentation and the implications thereof for the University of Twente

Nield, Thomas A. (2016) Supplier management segmentation and the implications thereof for the University of Twente.

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Abstract:Procurement at universities is increasingly making a move towards professionalization. In this movement it has become apparent that supplier management has to take a more pronounced role within the procurement activities of universities. Research was conducted at the University of Twente (UT), The Netherlands in order to find a meaningful way to segment suppliers and how to manage each segment from the perspective of supplier management. In order to answer these questions, a literature study was conducted which was followed up by qualitative research within the procurement department of the UT. This paper provides a method for segmenting suppliers into four categories and implications on how to manage them. The segmentation process was applied to 60 suppliers at the UT and the management implications were compared to actual situations. The procurement department at the UT can use the segmentation and implications in this paper to implement supplier management within the organization. Additionally, this research can be applied to other universities.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Clients:
University of Twente
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:International Business Administration BSc (50952)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/70299
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