Measurement Support for Effective Supplier Management

  • Christof Ebert
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5338)


Many companies work with suppliers to either increase flexibility, focus on their own core competencies or reduce cost. Often, after a while into such externalized engineering or supply activities they realize that savings are much smaller and problems are more difficult to cure than before. Others realize that suppliers do not deliver according to initial commitments. This article provides experiences and empirical evidence from global software engineering and supplier management over several years in different context and companies.


Supplier management global software engineering risk management process improvement 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christof Ebert
    • 1
  1. 1.Vector Consulting ServicesStuttgartGermany

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