An R package for implementing the Kraljic Matrix to strategically analyze a firm’s purchasing portfolio
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KraljicMatrix

KraljicMatrix is an R package for implementing Kraljic's (1983)[^kraljic] approach to strategically analyze a firm’s purchasing portfolio. It has two main goals:

  • Apply single and multi-attribute utility functions to rank-order products and services based on managerial preferences
  • Align each product and service within Kraljic's purchasing matrix based on managerial preferences

Installation

You can install KraljicMatrix two ways.

  • Using the latest released version from CRAN:
install.packages("KraljicMatrix")
  • Using the latest development version from GitHub:
if (packageVersion("devtools") < 1.6) {
  install.packages("devtools")
}

devtools::install_github("koalaverse/KraljicMatrix")

Learning kraljicMatrix

To get started with KraljicMatrix, read the intro vignette: vignette("kraljic", package = "KraljicMatrix"). This provides a thorough introduction to the functions provided in the package. For deeper understanding behind the integration of single and multi-attribute utility thoery with the Kraljic Portfolio Matrix for strategic purchasing, read this paper.

[^kraljic]: Kraljic, P. (1983). Purchasing must become supply management. Harvard Business Review, 61(5), 109-117.