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
Event24th International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association (IPSERA) Conference 2015 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 29 Mar 20151 Apr 2015
Conference number: 24th
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Conference

Conference24th International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association (IPSERA) Conference 2015
Abbreviated titleIPSERA 2015
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period29/03/151/04/15
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Keywords

  • strategic purchase management
  • SMEs
  • control systems

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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 24th International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association (IPSERA) Conference 2015, Amsterdam, Netherlands.