Context influence on freight purchasing
Paper in proceedings, 2011

The purpose of this paper is to identify contextual factors that may influence the freight transport purchasing process and develop a model for positioning transport purchasing process and practices with respect to the context. Based on well established supply chain models, data from six case companies is used to explore the links between contextual factors and how the purchasing of freight transport is performed. Important contextual factors identified in the case companies include cost, service, product characteristics and material flow.

transport buyer

freight transport purchasing process

context

Author

Sara Rogerson

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Logistics & Transportation

Dan Andersson

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Logistics & Transportation

Mats Johansson

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Logistics & Transportation

Proceedings of the 20th Annual IPSERA Conference, Maastricht, April 10-13, 2011

Subject Categories

Other Mechanical Engineering

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance

Transport

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10/7/2017