The Purchasing Process, Policy and Procedures

The Purchasing Process, Policy and Procedures Assignments Questions

  1. How can an effective purchasing department affect organizational performance?
  2. Discuss the concept of the internal customer. Who are purchasing’s internal customers?
  3. Discuss the contributions a purchasing department can make to the corporate strategic planning process.
  4. List the areas typically considered within purchasing’s span of control. Explain why it is important that purchasing have authority over each of these areas.
  5. Describe how purchasing becomes aware of purchase requirements
  6. Why should management periodically review its purchasing policies and procedures? What are the potential consequences if management does not review policies and procedures? How often do you think it should go through a minor or major set of rewrites?