Configuring and managing strategic supplier portfolios

  title={Configuring and managing strategic supplier portfolios},
  author={Stephan M. Wagnera and Jean L. Johnsonb},
  • Stephan M. Wagnera, Jean L. Johnsonb
  • Published 2004
Acknowledging that not all supplier relationships can nor should be close partnerships, this article explores the development of strategic supplier portfolios. The strategic portfolio perspective considers risks, trade-offs, and interdependencies between the firm’s array of supplier relationships. Based on over 50 interviews with managers and archival data from 12 multinational companies, a strategic supplier portfolio management framework is developed. The authors explore processes that firms… CONTINUE READING
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