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Investigating benefits and limitations of applying e-procurement in B2B Automakers companies in Iran
2010 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

According to severe competition of big automakers in the world with Iran auto manufacturers based on free importing of foreign cars into Iran market, on the other hand well established of many managerial systems in well known foreign car brands, Iranian manufacturer should replace ancient with newest one. Moreover, jointing to the WTO which is another target of Iranian automakers makes this situation clear that we have to present new methods. E-procurement will be one of the solutions for improvement competition capability in automotive industry in Iran. This research aims to investigate to find out to exploring the degree of e-procurement usage and finding benefits and limitations of applying in automotive companies in Iran. To this end a qualitative approach was used and multiple case studies were conducted. This research investigated 5 main automotive Iranian Companies: 1- Sapco exclusive supplier of Iran khodro. 2- Saze Gostare Saipa exclusive supplier of Saipa 3- Topco 4- Zamiad 5- Sanaye Khodro Sazi Kerman. Eventually I could achieve to below finding and conclusion based on research questions: 1. To what degree automakers are using e-procurement for obtaining parts or components in Iran? The conclusion of this research shows the e-procurement is using in most of famous car manufacturing Company for providing of the parts from abroad and in some cases from Iran. Although all process of the e-procurement cannot do in Iran because of some lack in infrastructure which are needed such as e-payment or e-tendering. The main problem for e-payment is Iran banks sanction situation by Westerns countries. 2. What are the benefits of applying e-procurement in automotive B2B Company in Iran? The conclusion of this research shows the benefits of applying e- procurement in main famous car manufacturing Companies in Iran are 1- shortened procurement cycle time which is accepted by the all these Companies. 2-Reduce transaction and administration costs. Based on e- solution for these companies making the paperless system will make this benefit for companies.3- improved visibility of the customer demand and supply chain. 4- Rapid decision making 5- precise decision making. Based on my research in case of reduced operating and inventory which is suggested by the theory, it has rejected by most of them only Topco Company accepted. 3. What are the limits of applying e-procurement in automotive B2B Company in Iran? The conclusion of this research shows the limits of applying e-procurement in main famous car manufacturing Companies in Iran are 1- inadequate technological infrastructure 2- Inadequate technological infrastructure of partners 3- lack of integration with Business partners and their co- operation 4- regulatory and legal controls Based on our research in case of lack of skilled personnel only Sanaye Khodrosazi Kerman accepted this limit the rest did not accept it. Another case is about implementation costs which are accepted by none of them. Also Company culture which is presented by the theory is accepted by Zamyad and Sanaye khodrosazi kerman. Moreover security is selected by two Companies such as Sapco and Sazeh Gostar Saipa. I think one the most important point is experience because of e-procurement is completely new subject still Companies did not touch enough experience related to the case. Beside upper manager support case due to universal attention of the B2B Companies mangers have enough enthusiasm for supporting the e-procurement implementation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law, Exploring, benefits, limitations, E-Procurement, procurement, process
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-57412ISRN: LTU-PB-EX--10/081--SELocal ID: e14c5379-d5c0-4dc9-b240-1ac6d255e87cOAI: diva2:1030799
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 30 credits
Educational program
Electronic Commerce, master's level
Validerat; 20101217 (root)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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