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Rangaraju, Naveen Kumar
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Chicksand, D., Kumar, N., Rehme, J. & Walker, H. (2011). Global Purchasing – Implications for Purchasing and Logistics: A research synthesis. Paper presented at Global Sourcing Workshop.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Global Purchasing – Implications for Purchasing and Logistics: A research synthesis
2011 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Globalisation and the dynamics of the new economic geography is increasingly influencing supply chain management across different industries. Although the literature combining purchasing and logistics in the global supply chain is crucial, it has scarcely been reviewed in this combined approach. With companies like DELL, Walmart, and Li & Fung who are orchestrators in supply chains capitalising upon globalisation, the future trend is for a greater need to understand the purchasing and logistics aspects of global supply chains. In this study a review, analysis and synthesis of the literature in purchasing and logistics in global purchasing is conducted to. The research synthesis will aid both practitioners and researchers in a broader and better understanding of purchasing and logistics issues in the context of global supply chain design.

Keywords
Research synthesis, Globalisation, Supply Chain Management, Conceptual paper, purchasing logistics
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-70186 (URN)
Conference
Global Sourcing Workshop
Available from: 2011-08-24 Created: 2011-08-24 Last updated: 2011-09-02
Kumar, N., Andersson, D., Isaksson, A. & Olofsson, M. (2011). Supplier risk management in direct sourcing from China. International Journal of procurement management, 4(4), 363-385
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Supplier risk management in direct sourcing from China
2011 (English)In: International Journal of procurement management, ISSN 1753-8432, E-ISSN 1753-8440, Vol. 4, no 4, p. 363-385Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Studies regarding risk management in low cost country (LCC) sourcing are limited considering the dramatic increase in direct sourcing from LCC. The purpose of this paper is to present supplier risk management mechanisms in sourcing directly from China. An in-depth case study serves to identify the perceived risks in sourcing directly from China. This is followed by exploratory studies with nine industrial product companies to study supplier risk management. Identified perceived risks are classified as performance and relational risks managed by trust and control mechanisms. Involving Chinese employees, local presence and constant communication are three interrelated antecedents for managing risks. Prioritised customer, cross-functional team, supplier development and performance feedback are identified as four trust based risk management mechanisms. Performance measurement, clarity of specifications, supplier selection and contractual agreements are the four control based risk management mechanisms. Trust precedes control and determines the effectiveness of control, though both are pursued simultaneously.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
InderScience Publishers, 2011
Keywords
suppliers; risk management; low cost countries; direct sourcing; global sourcing; China; perceived risks; industrial products; performance risks; trust mechanisms; relational risks; control mechanisms; employees; local presence; constant communication; prioritised customers; cross-functional teams; supplier development; performance feedback; performance measurement; clarity; specifications; supplier selection; contractual agreements; contracts; effectiveness; procurement management.
National Category
Transport Systems and Logistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-84852 (URN)10.1504/IJPM.2011.041090 (DOI)
Available from: 2012-10-25 Created: 2012-10-25 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
Kumar, N., Andersson, D. & Rehme, J. (2010). Logistics of low cost country sourcing. International Journal of Logistics, 13(2), 143-160
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Logistics of low cost country sourcing
2010 (English)In: International Journal of Logistics, ISSN 1367-5567, E-ISSN 1469-848X, Vol. 13, no 2, p. 143-160Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Increasing globalisation creates new possibilities for sourcing from low cost countries (LCC), but also comes with a range of logistics challenges and issues to be dealt with. The purpose of this paper is to investigate how logistics and its impacts are considered in LCC sourcing decisions. An exploratory multiple case study of industrial product companies engaged in distant LCC sourcing serves as an empirical base. Findings reveal that firms do not explicitly take logistics into account during LCC sourcing decisions. Even if logistics is considered, it is generally in a reactive way and takes a transactional cost focus. Instead, we propose a framework to proactively consider logistics factors in the early stages of LCC sourcing. This is done through identifying product and supplier related logistics factors and their impact on pre-transaction, transaction and post-transaction elements in the Total Cost of Ownership model.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor and Francis, 2010
Keywords
global sourcing, international logistics, low cost country, sourcing decision, total cost of ownership, industrial products
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-56532 (URN)10.1080/13675560903557841 (DOI)000277469900005 ()
Available from: 2010-05-21 Created: 2010-05-21 Last updated: 2017-12-12
Fredriksson, A. & Rangaraju, N. k. (2009). Environmental sustainability in international sourcing – towards an integrated framework. Paper presented at 21th NOFOMA conference, Jönköping, June 11-12.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Environmental sustainability in international sourcing – towards an integrated framework
2009 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Purpose of this paper: The purpose of this paper is to achieve an international sourcing framework considering environmental sustainability.

Design/methodology/approach: The paper is based on a research synthesis from existing literature and arriving at a conceptual framework considering areas of international sourcing, environmental logistics and environmental purchasing.

Findings: The conceptual framework integrates all the identified means to address environmental sustainability in a generic international framework across five stages (1) recognition of need (2) product identification (3) supplier evaluation (4) Negotiation & supply (5) performance measurement and monitoring.

Research limitations/implications (if applicable): This paper is a conceptual paper and lacks empirical testing which needs to performed in future research through exploratory studies.

Practical implications (if applicable): This framework will aid practitioners in taking environmental conscious decisions when making international sourcing decisions.

What is original/value of paper: This paper addresses the little developed area of environmental sustainability in international sourcing

Keywords
Environmental purchasing, International sourcing, conceptual paper, green supply chain management, environmental sustainability
National Category
Other Mechanical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-51411 (URN)
Conference
21th NOFOMA conference, Jönköping, June 11-12
Available from: 2010-02-12 Created: 2009-10-30 Last updated: 2010-02-12Bibliographically approved
Aronsson, H., Eklind, S. & Rangaraju, N. K. (2007). EXPERT INTERVIEWS IN ÖSTERGÖTLAND, SWEDEN - Results and analysis of the intersectoral expert interviews in the field of logistics and ICT. Turku: Turku School of Economics
Open this publication in new window or tab >>EXPERT INTERVIEWS IN ÖSTERGÖTLAND, SWEDEN - Results and analysis of the intersectoral expert interviews in the field of logistics and ICT
2007 (English)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Turku: Turku School of Economics, 2007
Series
LogOn Baltic Regional reports ; 48
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-41021 (URN)54955 (Local ID)978-951-564-463-3 (ISBN)54955 (Archive number)54955 (OAI)
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10
Rangaraju, N. K. & Aronsson, H. (2007). ICT SURVEY IN ÖSTERGOTLAND, SWEDEN. Turku: Turku School of Economics
Open this publication in new window or tab >>ICT SURVEY IN ÖSTERGOTLAND, SWEDEN
2007 (English)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Turku: Turku School of Economics, 2007
Series
LogOn Baltic Regional reports ; 287
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-41014 (URN)54929 (Local ID)54929 (Archive number)54929 (OAI)
Note

Felaktigt ISBN 978-95-1564-461-9.

Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10 Last updated: 2019-04-02Bibliographically approved
Andersson, D., Rangaraju, N. K. & Rehme, J. (2007). Import Sourcing Decision Making: Swedish Sourcing from Asian Low Cost Countries. In: IPSERA Conferenc,2007.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Import Sourcing Decision Making: Swedish Sourcing from Asian Low Cost Countries
2007 (English)In: IPSERA Conferenc,2007, 2007Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

  

National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-40701 (URN)53920 (Local ID)53920 (Archive number)53920 (OAI)
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10
Aronsson, H. & Rangaraju, N. K. (2007). LOGISTICS SURVEY IN ÖSTERGÖTLAND, SWEDEN. Turku: Turku School of Economics
Open this publication in new window or tab >>LOGISTICS SURVEY IN ÖSTERGÖTLAND, SWEDEN
2007 (English)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Turku: Turku School of Economics, 2007
Series
LogOn Baltic Regional reports ; 38
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-41015 (URN)54932 (Local ID)9789515644626 (ISBN)54932 (Archive number)54932 (OAI)
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10
Rehme, J., Rangaraju, N. K. & Andersson, D. (2007). Offshoring " breaking old bonds and establishing new ones: A study of Swedish industrial companies increasing practice to buy from LCC. In: IMP Asia,2007.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Offshoring " breaking old bonds and establishing new ones: A study of Swedish industrial companies increasing practice to buy from LCC
2007 (English)In: IMP Asia,2007, 2007Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

   

National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-40692 (URN)53891 (Local ID)53891 (Archive number)53891 (OAI)
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10
Rangaraju, N. K. & Andersson, D. (2006). India - Opportunities and logistics challenges. Linköping: Linköping University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>India - Opportunities and logistics challenges
2006 (English)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköping University, 2006
Series
IMIE Working Paper, ISSN 1403-4638 ; 4
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-41006 (URN)54918 (Local ID)54918 (Archive number)54918 (OAI)
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10 Last updated: 2010-02-19
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