With procurement volume determining 75 to 80 per cent of costs, Airbus heavily depends on its 1,000 or more key suppliers. As a solution to the complexity of its supply chain, it introduced a portal to serve as an electronic marketplace for all interactions with its suppliers. Five years have passed: this portal either needs large investments or total replacement in the near future. What should Airbus do and how?

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Keywords procurement, electronic marketplace, supplier portal, aerospace, Europe
Persistent URL hdl.handle.net/1765/77961
Series RSM Case Development Centre
Note based on field research; 14 pages
van Raaij, E.M, van den Ende, J.C.M, & Baumann, D. (2015). Airbus’s Supplier Portal: changing a business paradigm. RSM Case Development Centre. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/77961

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