This paper discusses risk and uncertainty aspects and proposes an assessment tool leading to identification of critical control points (CCPs) within purchasing-oriented activities of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Identifying such CCPs is the basis for developing SME purchasing instruments to support purchasing-oriented activities. The identification of such CCPs will be theoretically approached from a systems perspective using four management functions which are needed to operate as a viable system: implementation, control, intelligence and coordination. When applied to the development of purchasing instruments, these instruments can be used for supporting one of these four management control functions.
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
|Event||3rd Understanding Small Enterprises (USE) Conference 2015 - Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, Netherlands|
Duration: 21 Oct 2015 → 23 Oct 2015
Conference number: 3rd
|Conference||3rd Understanding Small Enterprises (USE) Conference 2015|
|Period||21/10/15 → 23/10/15|
- strategic purchase management
- control systems
- use conference
Hagelaar, G., Staal, A., Holman, R., & Walhof, G. (2015). Tool for identifying critical control points in embedded purchasing activities in SMEs. Paper presented at 3rd Understanding Small Enterprises (USE) Conference 2015, Groningen, Netherlands.