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Success Factors for a Supplier

Wallin, Claes LU (2002) 14th Annual NOFOMA Conference, 2002 In [Host publication title missing]
Abstract
The environment in which companies operate is constantly changing thereby

changing the parameters determining whether they are to be successful in

business. One of the strategies that have been popular in ensuring

profitability for companies is outsourcing – traditionally done in order to

lower cost. In past years the initiative for outsourcing has shifted from

simple cost reductions to involving more strategic issues, such as focusing

on core competence and strategic re-positioning. This shift towards strategic

initiatives will create demands on the suppliers who provide the outsourced

activities. This requires that the supplier can provide the right... (More)
The environment in which companies operate is constantly changing thereby

changing the parameters determining whether they are to be successful in

business. One of the strategies that have been popular in ensuring

profitability for companies is outsourcing – traditionally done in order to

lower cost. In past years the initiative for outsourcing has shifted from

simple cost reductions to involving more strategic issues, such as focusing

on core competence and strategic re-positioning. This shift towards strategic

initiatives will create demands on the suppliers who provide the outsourced

activities. This requires that the supplier can provide the right composition

of activities needed by the customer. The aim of this paper is to discuss the

importance for a supplier to choose the right composition of activities to

make it as favourable for the company outsourcing as possible.

Characteristics of the activities, which jointly constitute the offer, are

presented. A case study of a company working in the area of contract

packaging was conducted together with a literature study considering the

area of outsourcing. The paper focuses on a discussion of which activities

should be chosen and the internal relationships between these, in order to

make a supplier, specifically a contract packer, successful. (Less)
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  abstract     = {The environment in which companies operate is constantly changing thereby<br/><br>
changing the parameters determining whether they are to be successful in<br/><br>
business. One of the strategies that have been popular in ensuring<br/><br>
profitability for companies is outsourcing – traditionally done in order to<br/><br>
lower cost. In past years the initiative for outsourcing has shifted from<br/><br>
simple cost reductions to involving more strategic issues, such as focusing<br/><br>
on core competence and strategic re-positioning. This shift towards strategic<br/><br>
initiatives will create demands on the suppliers who provide the outsourced<br/><br>
activities. This requires that the supplier can provide the right composition<br/><br>
of activities needed by the customer. The aim of this paper is to discuss the<br/><br>
importance for a supplier to choose the right composition of activities to<br/><br>
make it as favourable for the company outsourcing as possible.<br/><br>
Characteristics of the activities, which jointly constitute the offer, are<br/><br>
presented. A case study of a company working in the area of contract<br/><br>
packaging was conducted together with a literature study considering the<br/><br>
area of outsourcing. The paper focuses on a discussion of which activities<br/><br>
should be chosen and the internal relationships between these, in order to<br/><br>
make a supplier, specifically a contract packer, successful.},
  author       = {Wallin, Claes},
  booktitle    = {[Host publication title missing]},
  keyword      = {Outsourcing,packaging industry,supplier,case study,packaging logistics},
  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {NOFOMA},
  title        = {Success Factors for a Supplier},
  year         = {2002},
}