Purchasing Strategies

Identify a company or industry that you are either familiar with or one with which you would like to become more familiar. As a purchasing professional of the chosen company or industry, your job is to determine the type of purchasing organizational structure that can effectively manage procurement functions.

Write a 700 word paper that makes an argument for either a centralized or decentralized purchasing organization.

Analyze how your chosen structure will support the following:

  • Vendor sourcing
  • Supplier cost objectives
  • Supply chain integration objectives
  • Comply with local, regional, global regulations
  • Development of overall purchasing competency
  • Material forecasting and scheduling
  • Impact on logistics strategies

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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