Identify a company or industry that you are either familiar with or one with which you would like to become more familiar. As a purchasing professional of the chosen company or industry, your job is to determine the type of purchasing organizational structure that can effectively manage procurement functions.
Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper that makes an argument for either a centralized or decentralized purchasing organization.
Analyze how your chosen structure will support the following:
- Vendor sourcing
- Supplier cost objectives
- Supply chain integration objectives
- Comply with local, regional, global regulations
- Development of overall purchasing competency
- Material forecasting and scheduling
- Impact on logistics strategies