Discuss the two or three most important benefits to centralized purchasing authority.
1.Do you feel that choosing an organizational structure design is simple? If so, explain why firms would change their supply management organization structure?
2. Discuss the two or three most important benefits to centralized purchasing authority. Justify your choices. Discuss the two most important benefits to decentralized purchasing authority. Justify your choices.
3.What are some factors that would influence whether a firm centralizes or decentralizes its supply management organization?
4. What factors contribute to increasing importance of purchasing within the organizational hierarchy? Why?
5. What is the logic behind co-locating purchasing personnel with internal customers?