Stores personnel who works under purchasingsupplies

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Stores personnel who works under purchasing/supplies department works together with the accounts personnel when it comes to the issue of receiving goods from the supplier(s). The accounts personnel checks whether the amount indicated in the invoice correspond with the amount indicated in the local purchase order (LPO). 2) Supplies and Research/design department: Preparation of specifications for purchase of materials and components Quality assurance or defect prevention Value engineering and value analysis Information to departments regarding availability of materials, suppliers and costs Agreement of alternatives when specified materials are not available Creation of library of books, catalogues, journals and specifications for joint use by the design and purchasing departments 3) Supplies and production (User department) Preparation of material schedules to meet just in time requirements Ensuring that delivery schedules are maintained Control of inventory to meet production requirements Disposal of scrap and obsolete items Quality control or defect detection and correction Approval of ‘first-off samples’ Make or buy decisions General involvement in such techniques and systems as optimised production technology, computer integrated technology, materials requirement planning (MRP 1) and manufacturing resource planning (MRP 2) 4) Supplies and human resource development: Purchasing professionals gives out technical expertise when a prospective purchasing staff is being interviewed for a job. 28
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Human resource personnel liaise with purchasing managers on checking the performance of purchasing employees through job appraisal analysis. Human resource development relates with purchasing department when it comes to issues of arranging training and seminars for the purchasing staffs. Human resource development work hand in hand with purchasing department through provision of motivational incentives for the purchasing staffs. This entail the acknowledgment of best employees through giving out Awards, presents and so on. Purchasing department works also with human resource development on disciplinary matters of the employees. 5) Supplies and marketing: Provision of sales forecasts on which purchasing can base its forward planning of materials, components etc Ensuring that through efficient buying, purchasing contributes to the maintenance of competitive prices Obtaining materials on time to enable marketing and production to meet promised delivery dates to the end-customer Exchange of information regarding customers and suppliers Marketing implications on partnership sourcing 6) Supplies and information technology department (IT): Purchasing department and IT have an increasing number of interdependencies. In some cases IT function is outsourced by the purchasing function. To this extent therefore its performance is evaluated accordingly by the purchasing department. Also the manager of IT works closely with purchasing manager to develop automated procedures and reports in line with purchasing. To add on that IT department establishes computer devices to
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