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Synergy created by coordinating sourcing in related diversified firms: A study of the Norwegian utility industry
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Business, Economics and Design, Linnaeus School of Business and Economics.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In order to create synergy of sourcing activities in related diversified firms, some coordination mechanisms must be in place. Coordination by organizational structure, management control, and process, systems and tools are examined in the Norwegian utility industry. Sourcing is found to be coordinated across business units by centrally decided sourcing strategies defining overall goals and policy for the sourcing area. Sourcing is also coordinated by sourcing professionals and category managers operating as devised liaisons, coordinating the sourcing processes, and performing supplier and market management horizontally across the business units. Sourcing needs are pooled when appropriate. Coordination by joint planning and sharing of cost information is done. All the identified forms of synergy are found to be created; economies of scale, economies of information and learning and economies of process.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 92 p.
Keyword [en]
Sourcing, synergy, category and supplier management, coordination mechanisms in sourcing
National Category
Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-21344OAI: diva2:548184
Subject / course
Business Administration - Other
Educational program
Business Process and Supply Chain Management, Master Programme, 60 credits
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-09-04 Created: 2012-08-29 Last updated: 2012-09-04Bibliographically approved

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