Industrial Procurement Management Efficiency Guidelines: Perform Excellence Through Organisational Change Strategies

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https://doi.org/10.26668/businessreview/2023.v8i4.1770

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Procurement Management, Procurement Efficiency, Organisational Change, Internal Control Process, Business Alliance Networks, Structural Equation Model

Abstract

Purpose: The objective of this research was to use structural equation modelling to illustrate guidelines for enhancing procurement management efficiency in the industrial business sectors.

 

Theoretical framework:  The conceptual framework was developed based on relevant studies and incorporated elements from procurement excellence models established by renowned organisations, including McKinsey’s successful procurement operating model (2018), BCG’s five pillars of procurement excellence (2019), and PwC’s operating procurement model (2019).

 

Design/methodology/approach: This study utilised a mixed-methods approach, combining qualitative (in-depth interviews and focus group discussions) and quantitative (survey) research methods. The quantitative data was collected through a questionnaire consisting of four parts, which was administered to 500 executives from industrial businesses. The data was analysed using descriptive, inferential, and multivariate statistical techniques.

 

Findings:  The guidelines thoroughly examined four key elements: organisational change, technology management, internal control process, and business alliance networks - influencing procurement management efficiency in Thailand. This analysis used confirmatory factor analysis, second-order confirmatory factor analysis, and structural equation modelling. After modification, the final model included 23 observed variables under six hypotheses and was evaluated using congruence evaluation criteria to ensure its effectiveness.

 

Research, Practical & Social implications:  The researchers suggested that future studies focus on the specific characteristics of each industrial type, such as the automobile sector, food and beverage industry, or emerging S-curve and new S-curve segments. The future research results would allow for a more in-depth analysis of the unique factors that impact procurement management efficiency within each industry.

 

Originality/value:  The findings suggest that the developed models can serve as valuable guidelines for industrial businesses looking to improve their procurement management systems and implement effective strategies. By adopting these models, businesses may enhance their profitability and optimise their use of resources, thereby improving overall efficiency.

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2023-04-18

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Sukhawatthanakun, K., Roopsing, T., & Silpcharu, T. (2023). Industrial Procurement Management Efficiency Guidelines: Perform Excellence Through Organisational Change Strategies. International Journal of Professional Business Review, 8(4), e01770. https://doi.org/10.26668/businessreview/2023.v8i4.1770