International Journal of Purchasing and Materials Management

Purchasing's Preparedness for ISO 9000 International Quality Standards Members Only Content

International quality standards such as the ISO 9000 series are fast becoming a strategic consideration as more firms compete in the global marketplace. This article examines ISO 9000 from the perspective of the purchasing function. As international competition becomes more intense, cost, quality, and competitiveness become linked. Thus, purchasing becomes a key player as a firm develops its competitive strategy.

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