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Optimizing the process of acquiring future purchasing competencies within large organizations

Stamhuis, HJ (2021) Optimizing the process of acquiring future purchasing competencies within large organizations.

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Abstract:Purchasing and Supply Management (PSM) contributes to the organizational performance of large organizations. Due to external developments, which are identified by three movements: strategic, contextual and digital, the PSM function is challenged. To tackle these challenges and stay competitive, future purchasing competencies should be acquired by purchasers. Therefore, future competencies are identified in the literature, to know which competencies are essential, and a 5 step guide is developed, by interviewing purchasing experts. The guide is developed to optimize the process of implementing educational methods for acquiring future competencies. The guide focuses on defining who is responsible, indicating education needs, creating development plan(s), guiding the implementation, and measuring and evaluating the process. Using the provided steps, it is expected that large organizations can increase their maturity level and stay competitive. This research fills the gap between the current research, where the need for future purchasing competencies is addressed, and the process of acquiring those competencies.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:81 education, teaching, 85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:International Business Administration BSc (50952)
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