Understanding Directed Sourcing in Triadic Supply Networks

  • Firms experience that an increasingly complex supply base is a costly investment. In order to keep specialized suppliers but to reduce the effort of managing it, OEMs contract second-tier firms and direct them to first-tier suppliers. We conduct four embedded case studies in the international automotive industry to record types and possible motivations of directed sourcing. Our findings show that directed sourcing triads may be set up to achieve operational efficiencies but also for strategic reasons such as to gain access to foreign markets. This research contributes to literature on triadic supply chains in general and network buyer-supplier relationships specifically.
Author:Carsten ReuterORCiD
Contributor(s):Henrik Franke, Jon Kirchoff, Kai Foerstl
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Year of Completion:2017
Release Date:2017/12/07
Tag:Case Research; Directed Sourcing; Triadic Supply Networks
GND Keyword:Beschaffung; Supply Chain Management
research focus :Information & Innovation Management / Innovation Management
Information & Innovation Management / Information Management
Information Management and Structural Transformation / Business Transformation and Innovation Management
Licence (German):Keine Lizenz - es gilt das deutsche Urheberrecht
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