Performance Management of Strategic Sourcing Process: A Case of the Footwear Industry
Keywords:Key Performance Indicators, Performance Measurement and Management, Supplier Evaluation, Pakistan, footwear supply chain
The paper focuses on strategic sourcing in the upstream supply chain of the footwear industry in Pakistan. It intends to explore the drivers and enablers of strategic sourcing and how the performance of these sources is measured. The study develops a framework for the Performance Measurement (PM) of Strategic Sourcing process. The research has been undertaken using the qualitative research methodology and is a case study of the footwear supply chain in Pakistan. The data is collected through semi-structured interviews, direct field observation, and related documents. The paper contributes to finding out the current practices to measure the performance of strategic sourcing and developing the criteria to measure strategic sourcing, especially in the footwear industry of Pakistan. Eleven approaches are proposed based on a case that will result in better prospects for supply chain development and strategic sourcing in the Pakistani footwear industry. The framework will serve as a guide for developing strategies for strategic sourcing. No previous study has been done in this region concerning strategic sourcing performance. Since this is a single case study, it cannot be statistically generalized. Analytical generalizations have been made nonetheless.
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