Publication Type

Journal Article

Version

Publisher’s Version

Publication Date

12-2014

Abstract

A firm’s raw material sourcing knowledge can be a strategic resource. This article explores how firms can capture and use this knowledge. It examines the sourcing experiences of four firms in four different countries in the automotive industry and identifies the raw material sourcing knowledge-related parameters. Synthesizing the findings from these case studies, it proposes the concept of the sourcing hub—a collaborative center involving the firm, its suppliers, and raw material suppliers—which can effectively capture and deploy the raw material sourcing knowledge for managing value in upstream sourcing.

Keywords

Case Study, Sourcing, Supply Chain, Sourcing Hub

Discipline

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Research Areas

Operations Management

Publication

California Management Review

Volume

56

Issue

2

First Page

23

Last Page

54

ISSN

0008-1256

Identifier

10.1525/cmr.2014.56.2.23

Publisher

University of California

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/cmr.2014.56.2.23

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