Purchasing Joins the NPD Team

Research-Technology Management, Vol. 46, No. 4, pp. 45-51, July-August 2003

Posted: 28 Feb 2012

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Anthony Di Benedetto

Temple University

Roger Calantone

Michigan State University

Erik Vanallen

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Mitzi Montoya-Weiss

North Carolina State University - Department of Business Management

Date Written: 2003

Abstract

As firms come under pressure to reduce costs and improve product quality, the role of purchasing is changing. The focus of purchasing now often emphasizes integration back up the supply chain, and sourcing a product or service rather than just purchasing it. Firms need to consider the potential strategic contribution of purchasing, and decide whether it is worthwhile to integrate purchasing more fully into their own new product development process.

Suggested Citation

Di Benedetto, Anthony and Calantone, Roger and Vanallen, Erik and Montoya-Weiss, Mitzi, Purchasing Joins the NPD Team (2003). Research-Technology Management, Vol. 46, No. 4, pp. 45-51, July-August 2003. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2012602

Roger Calantone

Michigan State University ( email )

Agriculture Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824-1122
United States

Erik Vanallen

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Mitzi Montoya-Weiss

North Carolina State University - Department of Business Management ( email )

Raleigh, NC 27695
United States

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