Network Sourcing in Japan

Peter Hines

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The Network Sourcing Model has been designed to capture the leading edge buyer-supplier relationship as presently exhibited in the Japanese automotive industry. However, several observers expressed two reservations about the model. These were whether it could work outside the automotive industry and whether it could work in a recession. This paper addresses these key issues.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-28
Number of pages16
JournalThe International Journal of Logistics Management
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • Automotive components industry
  • Buyer-seller relationships
  • Competitive advantage
  • Japan
  • Models
  • Toyota


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