Purchasing Policy and Procedures

Incorporating environmental performance in supply base has helped some organizations increase their market share and improved customer loyalty towards their products. Discuss this statement.
What is backdoor buying and selling? Is it considered an ethical or unethical practice and why?
Chapter 4: Supply Management Integration for Competitive Advantage

Discuss the black box approach to early supplier involvement.
Discuss how buyer-supplier has changed from an adversarial to collaborative model. What are the challenges and benefits of the collaborative model?
Chapter 5: Purchasing and Supply Management Organization

Compare the benefits and challenges of centralized vs decentralized purchasing authority.
Discuss the differences between the strategic and operational buyers.