Handbook of Management Scales/Strategic purchasing

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Strategic purchasing (alpha = 0.8240)[edit]

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  • The purchasing function has a formally written long-range plan. (e.g., a 5–10 year plan).
  • Purchasing’s long-range plan is reviewed and adjusted to match changes in the company’s strategic plans on a regular basis.
  • Purchasing’s long-range plan includes the various types of relationships to be established with suppliers.

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Strategic purchasing (alpha = 0.82)[edit]

Description[edit]

The authors identify key constructs related to supply chain management. Based on a systematic instrument develop process, they develop a set of reliable, valid, and unidimensional measurement scales.

Items[edit]

  • Purchasing is included in the firm’s strategic planning process. (0.78)
  • The purchasing function has a good knowledge of the firm’s strategic goals. (0.69)
  • Purchasing performance is measured in terms of its contributions to the firm’s success. (0.63)
  • Purchasing professionals’ development focuses on elements of the competitive strategy. (0.64)
  • Purchasing department plays an integrative role in the purchasing function. (0.47)

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