Journal article

Digitalization opportunities for the procurement function: pathways to maturity

Zahra Seyedghorban, Danny Samson, Hossein Tahernejad

International Journal of Operations and Production Management | Emerald | Published : 2020


Purpose This research aims at investigating the common practical problem of how procurement can be transformed from tactical and administrative to becoming an organizational strategic partner and indeed a competitive weapon, using modern technologies in particular. We investigated how procurement can be reinvented, from being digitized to digitalized to digitally integrated, ultimately contributing in business terms beyond supply chain effectiveness but also to profit generation. Design/methodology/approach A case study approach was designed to investigate three firms, each at very different stages of digital maturity in procurement. Interviews with managers, investigation of processes and ..

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