The first issue of International Journal of Procurement Management has just been published.
The journal deals with the development of procurement resources, with emphasis on the implications that purchasing and supply management functions have on organisational productivity and competitiveness in the global market. The globalisation of market and operations, including outsourcing, lead to global purchasing and supplier development that are closely related to the success of a company. This perspective indicates the importance of effective procurement and supply functions for organisational effectiveness and competitiveness. In addition, developments in information technology and information systems such as enterprise resource planning and radio frequency identification have a significant impact on the procurement functions and supply management. Due emphasis will be given to research about the impact of IT/IS in the effective management of procurement and suppliers.
There is a free download of the papers from this first issue.