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Enterprise networks

Purchasing development Strategy and management

Resources

Processes & practices

Position of purchasing in the organization

Own organization

Demand and supply management

Purchasing strategy

Suppliers

Order – delivery practices

Strategic purchasing tasks

Support systems

R&D collaboration

Purchasing risks management

New supplier search and selection Supply network management and development Purchasing management

Figure 1. Framework for purchasing development (see the www.hankintatoimi.fi website, which was developed by VTT in collaboration with the Federation of Finnish Technology Industries Association in 2009).

Research execution The research is carried out using a case study method. The data are gathered from company interviews, workshops and other relevant company material. The development plans are based on these company-specific data and are created in collaboration with the companies’

key personnel. The general research results are based on qualitative analysis of the data. The research results are published in research institute publication series and conference papers. The VTT researchers in the project are Markku Mikkola, Juha-Pekka Anttila and Ari Jussila.

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VTT Research Highlights 3  

Production matters. VTT in global trends. Kai Häkkinen (ed.)

VTT Research Highlights 3  

Production matters. VTT in global trends. Kai Häkkinen (ed.)