Managing Value in Supply Chains: CASE STUDIES ON THE SOURCING HUB CONCEPT Academic Article uri icon


  • A firm's raw material sourcing knowledge can be a strategic resource. This article explores how firms can capture and use this knowledge. It examines the sourcing experiences of four firms in four different countries in the automotive industry and identifies the raw material sourcing knowledge-related parameters. Synthesizing the findings from these case studies, it proposes the concept of the sourcing huba collaborative center involving the firm, its suppliers, and raw material supplierswhich can effectively capture and deploy the raw material sourcing knowledge for managing value in upstream sourcing.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Agrawal, A., De Meyer, A., & Van Wassenhove, L. N.

citation count

  • 6

complete list of authors

  • Agrawal, Anupam||De Meyer, Arnoud||Van Wassenhove, Luk N

publication date

  • February 2014