tateVeronica_VillenaSourcing Decisions & Relationships:  This track invites submissions of full papers, working papers, abstracts and proposals for panels that encompass sourcing decisions, buyer-supplier relationships, and supply networks. Panel proposals should focus on setting a research agenda for specific topics relevant to sourcing decisions and relationships.

Possible topics of interest include:

  • Buyer-supplier relationships
  • Supply networks
  • Outsourcing, offshoring and reshoring
  • Global sourcing decisions
  • Decision-making for sourcing professionals
  • Specialized sourcing practices including services and lean
  • Teaching in procurement and global sourcing
  • Ethics and law in sourcing
  • Sustainability and corporate social responsibility in sourcing
  • Strategic cost management
  • Total cost and life-cycle cost
  • Supplier Management
  • Supplier Development
  • Supplier Performance Measurement
  • Supplier involvement in new product development