Portland Bus Company Case Study
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Richard Kaplan is a buyer at the Portland Bus Companys Materials Department who
reports to the director of this department. Richard is responsible for the sourcing of
Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
In large supply organizations, supply professionals often are divided
into two categories:
The tacticians who handle day-to-day requirements
The strategic thinkers who possess strong analytical and
Chapter 9: Purchasing Service
Services procurements represent more than 25 percent of an organizations expenditure
Expenditures on third-party service provision can reach 60 to 70 percent of total organizational
expenditure and require higher-level supp
Chapter 6: Need Identification and Specification
NEED CRITERIA IN THE VALUE PROPOSITION
o One potential and frequently used attribute is the financial implication or impact of the
o Strategic sourcing is often used for thi
Chapter 2: Supply Strategy
One of the significant obstacles to the development of an effective supply strategy lies in the
difficulties inherent in translating organizational objectives into supply objectives.
Normally, most organizational objectives can
Chapter 5: Make or Buy, Insourcing, and Outsourcing
MAKE OR BUY
As the organization grows and adds or drops products and/or services, make or buy decisions
continue to be made.
A make decision means the organization will produce the good or provide the
Chapter 4: Supply Processes and Technology
Purchases can represent 5070 percent of costs for manufacturing organizations and 3040
percent for service firms.
The simplest definition of supply is the exchange of money (the buyers responsibility) for goods
Chapter 8: The procurement of equipment
The nuances of capital equipment procurement
o Capital equipment procurement occurs no more than once every three to five years
o A few industrial operations require the use of many identica
Chapter 3: Supply Chain Organization
The challenge for the chief purchasing officer (CPO) is to manage the supply organization to
deliver the maximum benefits within the predefined structure.
The organizational structure of the supply function influences
Written by: Group Ten
-Beef/Live CattleEating is not so much a necessity in America, but a culture and way to indulge in some of
the most delicious foods. According to the USDA, the U.S. consumes approximately 24.1
Spartan Heat Exchangers, Inc.
Rick Coyne is the Materials Manager at Spartan, Inc. The company is a manufacturer
specialized in industrial heat transfer equipment. Rick Coyne has to manage in-house warehouse,
which is used for housing the raw materials in
Library Research Strategy Planning Sheet
NAME: Alondra Romo
Topic chosen: Fat and its function in the human body
Topic stated as questions:
Is fat unhealthy?
What necessary functions does fat have in our bodies?
How can fat be moderated in qua