Interesting purchasing weblinks
Academic research in purchasing
Personal website of the author of the textbook
Website of the Center of advanced Purchasing studies (USA) and an excellent free source of research reports, benchmarking studies and much more.
Official website of the Industrial Marketing & Purchasing Group and an excellent source of free source of articles and research reports on the network approach.
IPSERA is a multi-disciplinary network of academics and practitioners dedicated to the development of knowledge concerning Purchasing and Supply Management
Initiative aimed at researching, developing, sharing and advising on innovation and best practice in Purchasing transformation worldwide.
On line version of the US based Purchasing Magazine. An excellent source of articles and links in the area of purchasing and supply management.
On line version of the UK based Magazine. An excellent source of articles and links in the area of purchasing and supply management.
On line version of the Journal of purchasing and supply management (previously known as European Journal of Purchasing & Supply Management
On line version of the Journal of supply chain management. This is a US based quarterly publication written specifically for and by supply management professionals and academicians.
Useful links to national purchasing associations. Often these websites contain a lot of local information about actual developments in purchasing, seminars, research and much more. Some examples are:
www.nevi.nl (The Netherlands)
Some interesting company purchasing websites
Fedex on Supplier selection
Truck manufacturer Scania on global purchasing
Kodak on Supplier performance measurement
Hilti, a manufacturer of drilling equipment on Supplier development
Valeo, a large Automotive supplier, on Supplier management
Purchasing website of Fujifilm, manufacturer of photo and film products
Purchasing website of gearbox manufacturer ZF
Websites in area of Public Procurement
In the area of public procurement you can find many websites by searching the web (www.google.com or www.lycos.com). Some interesting governmental procurement websites are:
SIMAP website (EU)
Defense Department (UK)
The White house (USA)
Websites in area of outsourcing
Some interesting websites with information on outsourcing:
www.noa.co.uk/ (this is a national outsourcing association, UK)
Websites on E-tools for purchasing
Here you can find lots of links to interesting websites, articles all related to e-procurement in the broadest sense of the word.
GE is provider of corporate credit cards. Here you can compare their products.
Cisco systems, a manufacturer of computer networking equipment, provides interesting information on e-procurement in the form of white papers, brochures, articles, etc.
Leading marketplace builder.
Leading eMarketplace builder.
eBreviate is a global leader in eSourcing solutions for business-to-enterprise buying, including Internet auctions and eRFPs.
GE Global eXchange Services (GXS) is a division of General Electric under the holding company of GEIS (GE Information Services). GXS has four divisions that will focus on Internet Data Exchange, Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), E-procurement, and the creation of trading exchanges.
ChemConnect Inc. is the world's largest global Internet exchange for chemicals and plastics. It provides the only real-time window on the entire market for all types of chemicals and plastics, enabling companies to convert product needs, surpluses and shortages into instant trading offers that reach a global market.
Marketplace for the food and agricultural industries with products in more than 35 food categories.
Provides B2B services, from supply chain and product development to procurement and business management. Order to delivery and build to order e-marketplace.
More marketplaces can be found on the following website: