Development of a Purchasing and Supply Management Maturity Framework

Author: J├Ârg Schweiger. Abstract: The goal of this contribution is to present a Purchasing and Supply Management Maturity Framework based on the findings of a comprehensive literature and empirical research and a comparative analysis of maturity models published between 1983 and 2014 as well as (management) frameworks published between 1998 and 2014 in Purchasing and Supply Management (PSM).

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Integration of Real-Time Demand Information and Spare Parts Distribution Planning for the Optimization of Spare Parts Supply in After-Sales Service Networks

Author: Martin Thormann. Abstract: Accurate spare parts demand planning and effective distribution planning is essential for providers of after-sales services in the machine and plant engineering industry to ensure high spare parts availability for maintenance and failure orders (callouts) at a reasonable cost. Low spare parts availability is primarily the result of high uncertainty in spare parts demand, leading to misallocation of parts within after-sales service networks.

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