Developing superior knowledge of supply markets

Harri Lorentz, Riikka Kaipia, Matti Pihlajmaa, Anna Aminoff, Kari Tanskanen

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    Supply market intelligence (SMI) means the capability to develop and sustain superior knowledge about key supply market characteristics. This paper presents empirical results gathered from focus groups and case studies about how and why companies capture and use SMI. The results are presented using an initial classification framework on SMI. The results suggest that SMI methods can be categorized as ad-hoc/project based or continuous, and as focused or comprehensive.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    Event5th World Conference on Production and Operations Management, P&OM Havana 2016: "Joining P&OM forces worldwide: Present and future of Operations Management" - Havana International Conference Cente, Havana, Cuba
    Duration: 6 Sept 201610 Sept 2016


    Conference5th World Conference on Production and Operations Management, P&OM Havana 2016
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    • intelligence
    • supply
    • purchasing


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