Balancing flexibility and sustainability in procurement: identifying tensions

Sajad Fayezi, Amrik Sohal

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This research study aims to unpack the factors that underlie tensions in building a flexible and sustainable procurement function using an inductive case study
approach. The analysis resulted in the development of a conceptual framework
that identifies tensions and their sources across three dimensions: decision drivers, decision filters, and decision context. The findings contribute to a better understanding of the flexibility-sustainability paradox across supply chains, which will inform the subsequent development of response strategies to mitigate the resulting tensions. For practitioners, the findings provide a dissected view of the procurement decision environment for building a flexible and sustainable procurement.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventANZAM Operations, Supply Chain and Services Symposium - Sydney
Duration: 15 Jun 2016 → …


ConferenceANZAM Operations, Supply Chain and Services Symposium
Period15/06/16 → …

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