This article presents the results of a study on buyer-supplier control in the manufacturing industry based on six case studies. Four control configurations are proposed according to the purchasing environment of buyers. For each configuration, an internal organisation (in terms of structure and internal control purchasing agents) and a control of the buyer on its suppliers are presented. The study also reveals the coexistence of several modes of buyer-supplier control for a single configuration.
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