Outsourcing Product Related Sourcing - Marco Plasier and Gerard Ekhart

ISBN 978 90 8548 1850

Paperback, 144 p.,         

Ä 24,95




Outsourcing product related sourcing

Due to the pressures of globalisation, regulation, and cost control many organisations have outsourced or are thinking about outsourcing procurement activities of Non Product Related (NPR) categories. However, only few organisations have outsource the procurement activities of Product Related (PR) categories. Over the last two years our experience has shown that many organisations are exploring ways to outsource PR-items. We have discovered that this outsourcing of procurement activities is faced with significant more challenges than outsourcing NPR activities. General frameworks which create guidelines for this process are hard to find. Our challenge: conduct a first explorative research on the opportunities and best practices of outsourcing PR procurement activities. This book creates insight in the chances and pitfalls of outsourcing and provides you a first framework which can be used as a guideline for outsourcing PR purchasing. We aim to create the first step in this new research area within the field of purchasing which can be used in daily practice.

Marco Plasier holds a master degree in Business Administration and has a bachelor degree in facility management. Marco is co-founder of Coppa Consultancy and is a specialist in managing change programs within procurement and Supply Chain Management. He has broad experiences within different lines of businesses. He is currently completing his PhD at Nyenrode University.

Gerard Ekhart is a senior manager at VP/Directorís level with over 20 years experience in a variety of business disciplines like Supply Chain, Operations, R&D, Business Development and Finance in the High Tech, Manufacturing, Consumer Products and Medical industry. Gerardís areas of expertise cover Business Strategy and Transformation, Turn-around and Restructuring Programs, both in direct line as well as consultancy roles; Gerard is a trained Six Sigma Champion. Gerard is a managing partner at Coppa Consultancy.