Title: Supplier management practices in a supply chain management context: the case of the Greek manufacturing industry

Authors: Ypatia D. Theodorakioglou, Katerina D. Gotzamani, George D. Tsiotras

Addresses: Department of Business Administration, University of Macedonia, 156 Egnatia St., P.O. Box 1591, Thessaloniki 540 06, Greece. ' Department of Business Administration, University of Macedonia, 156 Egnatia St., P.O. Box 1591, Thessaloniki 540 06, Greece. ' Department of Business Administration, University of Macedonia, 156 Egnatia St., P.O. Box 1591, Thessaloniki 540 06, Greece

Abstract: In recent years, supply chain management (SCM) has emerged as a powerful tool in the business process management arsenal. However, there are in practice few examples of companies, which have adopted an integrated systems| approach, implementing all aspects of SCM. The purpose of this article is to investigate supplier management practices in the context of SCM. For this purpose, a survey was conducted in the Greek manufacturing industry examining the degree of supplier management implementation in five key SCM categories. Research results, which represent buyers| point of view, highlight the strong and weak areas of supplier management implementation in the SCM context.

Keywords: SCM; supply chain management; supplier management; system integration; empirical survey; Greek manufacturing; Greece; supply chain integration.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBSR.2010.029947

International Journal of Business and Systems Research, 2010 Vol.4 No.1, pp.42 - 61

Available online: 03 Dec 2009 *

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