case 1-3 Southeastern University - Case 1-3 Southeastern University Situation Heather Sloman is a buyer for Purchasing Department(note You are Heather o

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Case 1-3: Southeastern University Situation: Heather Sloman is a buyer for Purchasing Department (note: You are Heather) o Reports to Glen Meredith Unexpected order from manager of the university registrar’s office, Walter Charbonneau. o not follow the purchasing standard process o not approved supplier Walter contacted the supplier directly and placed an order for the machine, at the cost of $14,000. Current situation –275 cases signed without prior approval of purchasing, an automatic folding machine had arrived without payment. o Approved Supplier A quotes $10,000 o Approved Supplier B quotes $11,000 o Approved Supplier C quotes $15,000, included one year of free service. BASIC ISSUES; (note - tie to elements from textbook) 1. Purchasing for a public organization. 2. The purchase of folding machine should be offered from acceptable suppliers, which fit with the budget. 3. The main objective of the purchasing department is to achieve the greatest cost savings.

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