1. In this chapter four major tasks and responsibilities have been described which can be attributed to
purchasing and supply management. What are these? It has been argued that these four tasks and
responsibilities should not necessarily be in line with
Chapter 6 Questions
6.1 Why do governmental institutions often have a preference for dealing with local of national suppliers? Provide
and discuss some recent examples from the press.
By giving the local suppliers a preference more is spent in which helps
Chapter 1 The role of Purchasing in the Supply Chain
Use the DuPont chart to calculate the savings and the effect on RONA. Purchasing can
have a direct effect on purchased materials and services and an indirect effect on net
capital employed throu
Buying Business Service Chapter 5
5.1 Traditionally services and goods differ on four aspects. What are these
aspects and what's the relevance of all to the services buyer?
1. Intangibility- A service that isnt visible, an example is until service is
1. Your purchasing manager has requested you as a buyer to develop a commodity strategy for the product
group that you are responsible for (stamped, steel components). In your commodity plan you should come
up with a future sourcing plan. What information
Chapter 4 Questions
4.1 Why is professionalizing purchasing in service companies so much more
difficult than in industrial companies? Give five reasons.
Step by step, analyze and document internal customer/product category combination.
Assess internal cus
To what extent is the purchasing process model in your opinion complete? What would you like
to add or change?
First the Process Model would have to be broken down. Once the consumers need is identified, as far as
what product or service is required,