BUS 612 – Week 4

Assignment: Pricing Decisions

The price of an item is an important component of decision making in procurement, but is not the only factor for a final decision. Write a 3-4 page, APA style paper that reviews the overall components of a pricing strategy. Include examples from external research to support your views. Describe a company that has used a purchasing strategy to improve the financial impact of the company. In ADDITION to the REQUIRED TEXT (Benton, W. C. Jr. (2010). Purchasing & supply chain management, 2nd ed. New York, McGraw-Hill Irwin) use at least one resource from the online library to obtain examples.

Grading Criteria

8 percent

Content Criteria

Weight

Reviews the overall components of a pricing strategy.

2

Includes examples from external research to support views (including at least one resource from the online library).

1

Describes a company that has used a purchasing strategy to improve its financial impact.

2.5

Writing Skills

The content is well organized and presented in a clear manner.

.5

Sentences are complete, clear and concise.

.5

Style Criteria

The assignment is 3-4 pages, double-spaced and in APA format.

1

The assignment includes a cover page that includes:

− Title of paper

− Student’s name

− Course name and number

− Instructor’s name

− Date submitted

.25

The assignment includes, on the final page, a list of references that is completed according to APA style as outlined in the approved style guide.

.25

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