Tool for identifying critical control points in embedded purchasing activities in SMEs

Geoffrey Hagelaar, Anne Staal, Richard Holman, Gert Walhof

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages14
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    Event3rd Understanding Small Enterprises (USE) Conference 2015 - Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, Netherlands
    Duration: 21 Oct 201523 Oct 2015
    Conference number: 3rd
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    Conference

    Conference3rd Understanding Small Enterprises (USE) Conference 2015
    Abbreviated titleUSE2015
    CountryNetherlands
    CityGroningen
    Period21/10/1523/10/15
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    Keywords

    • strategic purchase management
    • SMEs
    • control systems
    • use conference

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    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.