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A framework for a capability maturity model for purchasing: Construction and manufacturing engineering

Hassan, HA 2005, A framework for a capability maturity model for purchasing: Construction and manufacturing engineering , PhD thesis, Salford : University of Salford.

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    Abstract

    Purchasing activities are defined as the essential activities associated with the acquisition of the materials, services and equipment used in a business organisation. They are significant functions because they help organisations to realise many benefits such as cost reduction, improved material delivery, a shorter cycle time, access to product and process technology and quality improvement. This can only be achieved if an organisation performs its purchasing activities effectively and efficiently. There are four purchasing development frameworks, or models, that are helpful in evaluating the purchasing activity in an organization. These are: Stannack, P. and Jones, M. (1988) Model, Reck and Long, (1988) Model, Jones, D.M., (1999) Model and Arjan V. (2000), Model. However, it was concluded that these models were nonoperational and merely indicate the stage of development of the purchasing activity. The shortfall of these approaches is that they have no "standard" development criteria that organizations can follow to evaluate their purchasing activities. These models also have a limited number of development measurement variables. In an attempt to overcome these shortfalls and identify factors that affect purchasing improvements, a purchasing development model was developed. The aim of this research is to produce a new purchasing maturity model (PurchMM) based on a wide variety of purchasing parameters that have been discovered during the literature review. The Readiness PurchMM describes an evolutionary improvement path for purchasing function from an ad hoc, immature process to a mature, well-organized one. Five levels of maturity encompass this path. The Readiness PurchMM guides purchasing functions that wants to gain control of their purchasing activities for improving, developing the performance of the purchasing functions, maintaining

    Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
    Contributors: Alshawi, M(Supervisor)
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Property and Facilities Management
    Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Management in Construction Research Centre (MIC)
    Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment
    Depositing User: Institutional Repository
    Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2012 14:34
    Last Modified: 19 Feb 2014 12:16
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/26708

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