ISCOM/361 Purchasing Strategies – Centralized vs. Decentralized

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 750 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

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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