While the tool kit of the purchasing manager is full of theories, instruments, methods and techniques, he actually does not make full use of these in practice. Max Boodie, PhD student and Prof. Dirk-Jan Kamann, reported on the first research findings when they went out and actually measured these differences in the Dutch Magazine for Purchasing managers Deal!, read by more than 6000 purchasing practitioners. It explored that 30% of the purchasing managers interviewed, knew all concepts but did not apply them. The article deals with the causes and gives some recommendations to narrow this gap, such as aligning HRM Incentives between purchasing managers and internal clients and getting more familiar with the ideas of internal clients.
The article was published on the 25th of September.
Written by Prof. Dirk-Jan Kamann