Literature Review on Effective Supplier Integration Mechanisms in Inter-Organizational
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This report provides a critical investigation of the existing theoretical background and research results concerning the rationale of effective supplier integration mechanisms in inter-organizational projects. It provides a theoretical investigation of organizational relations, models of intra-organizational integration, the supplier relationship management trends, supply chain integration (SCI), information flow and inter-organizational relations, traditional and electronic IORs, types of supplier integration, the suppliers role in new product development, structural characteristics of the purchasing organization and existing collaborative processes: from VMI to CPFR. Then it discusses the research results.