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Unformatted text preview: Strategic Versus Operational Purchasing ( See Exhibit 5.3) Placement of Purchasing Authority Advantages of Centrally Led Purchasing Coordinate purchasing volumes Reducing duplication of purchasing effort Ability to coordinate purchasing plans and strategy Ability to coordinate and manage companywide purchasing systems Developing expertise Managing companywide change Advantages of decentralized purchasing Speed and responsiveness Understanding unique operational requirements Product development support Ownership Combination Structure (Exhibit 5.4) Supply Chain Management Structure (Exhibit 5.5) The Organization of the Future: Movement away from a vertical to horizontal structure (Exhibits 5.7-5.9)...
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This note was uploaded on 06/24/2008 for the course SCM 355 taught by Professor Pearson during the Spring '08 term at ASU.
- Spring '08