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Project Procurement Management Practice In Bank Of Abyssinia

05 Jun 2017-
About: The article was published on 2017-06-05 and is currently open access. It has received 1 citations till now. The article focuses on the topics: Procurement.
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29 May 2017
TL;DR: In this article, the authors conducted a qualitative study to understand the challenges experienced in projects in South African matrix mining organizations using centralized procurement and explore how the aforementioned challenges impact project performance in terms of time, cost, quality and client satisfaction.
Abstract: Synopsis: The increasing use of centralized procurement in South African mining organizations has led to the need to understand the effect that this procurement governance model has on project procurement performance in matrix organizations. The purpose of this study is: a) to understand the challenges experienced in projects in South African matrix mining organizations using centralized procurement; b) to explore how the aforementioned challenges impact project performance in terms of time, cost, quality and client satisfaction. Relevance for practice education: The study has identified knowledge gaps in centralized procurement literature especially in the context of the South African mining industry, which encourages further research in this field. Research design: This paper presents the findings of a qualitative study, where 13 semistructured interviews were conducted with project managers, procurement officials and suppliers of 5 different mining organizations in South Africa. Main findings: The study found that centralized procurement in a matrix mining organization is not perceived by the research participants to significantly influence procurement or project performance. The perception of the interviewees is that there are mainly positive effects in adopting centralized procurement in matrix mining organizations. Research implications: The study highlights the relevance of centralized procurement in the mining industry in South Africa and denotes areas of improvement within the industry which could improve project procurement as well capital expenditure.

5 citations


Cites background from "Project Procurement Management Prac..."

  • ...In some cases, the procurement official does not have a relationship with the suppliers, which is disadvantageous for ensuring quality and for relational functions such as negotiating contracts (McBeath, 2011; Sparrius, 2016)....

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  • ...The procurement governance model sets the basis for cooperation between the client and suppliers and is essential to manage costs, and increase the quality of the deliverables (Sparrius, 2016)....

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  • ...” Procurement is a very important function for suppliers and clients to build sustainable and mutually beneficial relationships and to ensure that the acquisition of engineering and construction materials and professional services is done in a cost-effective manner (Sparrius, 2016)....

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  • ...Procurement is a very important function for suppliers and clients to build sustainable and mutually beneficial relationships and to ensure that the acquisition of engineering and construction materials and professional services is done in a cost-effective manner (Sparrius, 2016)....

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  • ...The performance of project procurement in a matrix organization can only be measured according to the Key Performance Indicators of the entire project; therefore procurement should be delivered on time, within the correct specifications, within budget and must meet the customers’ expectations (Sparrius, 2016)....

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Book ChapterDOI
29 May 2017
TL;DR: In this article, the authors conducted a qualitative study to understand the challenges experienced in projects in South African matrix mining organizations using centralized procurement and explore how the aforementioned challenges impact project performance in terms of time, cost, quality and client satisfaction.
Abstract: Synopsis: The increasing use of centralized procurement in South African mining organizations has led to the need to understand the effect that this procurement governance model has on project procurement performance in matrix organizations. The purpose of this study is: a) to understand the challenges experienced in projects in South African matrix mining organizations using centralized procurement; b) to explore how the aforementioned challenges impact project performance in terms of time, cost, quality and client satisfaction. Relevance for practice education: The study has identified knowledge gaps in centralized procurement literature especially in the context of the South African mining industry, which encourages further research in this field. Research design: This paper presents the findings of a qualitative study, where 13 semistructured interviews were conducted with project managers, procurement officials and suppliers of 5 different mining organizations in South Africa. Main findings: The study found that centralized procurement in a matrix mining organization is not perceived by the research participants to significantly influence procurement or project performance. The perception of the interviewees is that there are mainly positive effects in adopting centralized procurement in matrix mining organizations. Research implications: The study highlights the relevance of centralized procurement in the mining industry in South Africa and denotes areas of improvement within the industry which could improve project procurement as well capital expenditure.

5 citations

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