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Paradoxes in retail global sourcing: A literature review
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
2014 (English)Conference paper, Abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Global sourcing, typically defined as "an advanced approach to sourcing and supply management that involves integrating and coordinating common materials, processes, designs, technologies and suppliers across worldwide buying, design and operating locations" (Trent & Monczka, 2005, p 24), represents extensive challenges in a wide range of organisational matters for retail companies. To successfully organise and design global sourcing activities means an act of balance between different strategies and goals inherent in the company. For instance, total costs against service and lead times must be considered, an appropriate number of suppliers must be decided, and different types of contemporary investments must be weighed against future gains and losses. This article therefore argues that for successful global sourcing, organisational paradoxes need to be managed.

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retail, global sourcing, paradox, literature review
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Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-113749OAI: diva2:784508
The 4th Nordic Retail and Wholesale Conference
Available from: 2015-01-29 Created: 2015-01-29 Last updated: 2015-02-05

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