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Using the Purchasing Chessboard®

  • Christian SchuhEmail author
  • Joseph L. Raudabaugh
  • Robert Kromoser
  • Michael F. Strohmer
  • Alenka Triplat
  • Jim Pearce
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Abstract

The Purchasing Chessboard® is used to assign strategies and methods for reducing costs and increasing the value received from a supplier for a specific category. The first step is to find an appropriate classification for what “category” means. For example, if you are planning to build a custom home there are (roughly speaking) three levels at which you can operate:

- Builder: You contract out the entire house to a single builder who hires and handles all the contractors and suppliers for you.

- Contractors: You individually hire the contractors you need to get the job done—bricklayers, carpenters, plumbers, electricians, and so on—but let them handle the suppliers.

- Vendors: You yourself buy each and every brick, T-bar, drywall, pipe, wire, window, door, screw, nail, etc., that goes into your house.

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© Springer Science+Business Media LLC 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian Schuh
    • 1
    Email author
  • Joseph L. Raudabaugh
    • 2
  • Robert Kromoser
    • 1
  • Michael F. Strohmer
    • 1
  • Alenka Triplat
    • 1
  • Jim Pearce
    • 3
  1. 1.A. T. Kearney Ges.m.b.H.WienAustria
  2. 2.A. T. Kearney Inc.ChicagoUSA
  3. 3.A. T. Kearney LimitedLondonUnited Kingdom

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