Journal article

Digitalization opportunities for the procurement function: pathways to maturity

Z Seyedghorban, D Samson, H Tahernejad

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


PurposeThis 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/approachA 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 docu..

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