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Procurement Maturity: A tool for Supply Chain Improvement
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Production Engineering.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The level of efficiency and organization of a procurement service of a company canbe described as its Procurement maturity. Procurement Maturity Assessment (PMA) hencedescribes the method used to define a company’s procurement maturity index. It iscalculated based on a matrix which gives the description of 5 levels of mastery of somepurchasing-related macro-processes, representing a grade. These levels can then becompared to best-practices, in order to draw an improvement plan.The application of this methodology to a real company gives the possibility topinpoint the major gaps in its procurement organization compared to a defined goal, and todraw a specific chain of actions for improvement. Applied to a specific company (major carequipment manufacturer), an integrated software solution was implemented to improve theoverall supply chain value by reducing procurement costs and improving visibility onopportunities for globalization.

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2011. , 80 p.
, Degree Project in Production Engineering Management , Second Level, 483
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Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-44911OAI: diva2:453210
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Production Engineering
Educational program
Master of Science - Production Engineering and Management
Available from: 2011-11-02 Created: 2011-10-26 Last updated: 2011-11-02Bibliographically approved

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