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US Global Sourcing: Patterns of Development

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Describes the results of a survey returned by 97 purchasing managers who were asked to assess current patterns of global sourcing as practised by North American firms. Some of the issues examined include primary sourcing allocations, supplier evaluation criteria, operational performance measures and costs, managerial problems, and modes of communication. The results point to the importance of linking supplier selection criteria with corporate strategic initiatives in the evaluation of international sources.
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Keywords: Globalization; International Sourcing; Just-In-Time; Manufacturing; Pacific Rim; Supplier Relations; Survey; Usa

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 1994

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