Interorganizational Cost Management Study on Inhibitor

  •  Rafael Farias    


Strategic cost management in supply chains is not a new concept. Coordinated actions between companies of the same chain, in order to reduce costs and end consumer price, offer opportunities for improved results. Interorganizational Cost Management (IOCM) is a structured approach with a broad vision, beyond the borders of the organization, which aims to reduce costs at the internal and external levels. Indeed, cost management is a complex issue that permeates all areas of the organization and may pose a number of difficulties to be implemented and sustained. Thus, this work has the overall goal of identifying, in the literature, the factors and conditions that inhibit the applicability of the Interorganizational Cost Management approach. To achieve these goals, an analysis was made of 35 academic research studies available in the literature that reported the difficulties faced by companies in cooperative cost management. The analysis of the studies showed the perceptions of different companies, and described the difficulties they face; therefore, the present research is qualitative and exploratory. Factors that inhibit IOMC were grouped into: (i) corporate strategy; (ii) integration of companies; (iii) people; (iv) intra- and interorganizational processes; (v) corporate training and education; (vi) disputes between companies; and (vii) lack of trust between companies.

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