A case study questionnaire of cooperative purchasing programs in transportation

James L. Simonton, Mario G. Beruvides, Natalie M. Waters, Siva Chaivichitmalakul, Himlona Palikhe

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Abstract

Massive purchasing and maintenance demands have increased due to the vast number of public transit agencies. Vehicle maintenance costs for transit agencies including vehicle parts, equipment, and services have increased significantly due to organizational growth. Cooperative purchasing programs are promising methodologies commonly used to share or bundle purchasing volumes, information, and resources. Cooperative purchasing programs can assist public transit agencies to save time and money because of the economies of scale from increased purchased quantities. Previously, no real case studies had been conducted on cooperative purchasing programs of transit agencies focused on vehicle maintenance. This paper identifies crucial factors needed to be considered when utilizing cooperative purchasing programs through developed targeted questionnaires. The questionnaires are designed to identify the differences between agencies participating in cooperative purchasing programs and agencies not participating in cooperative purchasing programs along with their programmatic paradigms regardless of public transit agency type.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication31st Annual National Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2010, ASEM 2010
Pages746-750
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2010
Event31st Annual National Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2010, ASEM 2010 - Fayetteville, AR, United States
Duration: Oct 13 2010Oct 16 2010

Publication series

Name31st Annual National Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2010, ASEM 2010

Conference

Conference31st Annual National Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2010, ASEM 2010
CountryUnited States
CityFayetteville, AR
Period10/13/1010/16/10

Keywords

  • Case study
  • Cooperative purchasing programs
  • Public transit agencies
  • Questionnaires
  • Survey
  • Vehicle maintenance

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    Simonton, J. L., Beruvides, M. G., Waters, N. M., Chaivichitmalakul, S., & Palikhe, H. (2010). A case study questionnaire of cooperative purchasing programs in transportation. In 31st Annual National Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2010, ASEM 2010 (pp. 746-750). (31st Annual National Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2010, ASEM 2010).