Posted: January 25th, 2016
Assignment Submission: All assignment copies are to be submitted online (LMS) on thespecific due date agreed upon.
ii)Assignment Brief: Select a local organization that you are familiar with and assume thatyou are the purchasing manager of this organization, analyse three aspects of the purchasingmanagement, namely supplier selection and evaluation system, purchasing cost analysis, andthe use of information & communication technologies (ICT) for purchasing operations andmanagement.You are required to consult and fully reference a MINIMUM of 10 references(e.g., book; www; journal article from the full-text databases; current affairs magazine; newspaperetc.). The use of WIKIPEDIA online encyclopedia is NOT allowed. The word range of this essayis about 2,000 words.The report must fulfill the following requirements: More marks will be awarded for reports which provide more detailed discussion and in-depth analysis with adequate referencing to the purchasing concepts and models.
iii)Assignment Format:The report should be presented as follows: Introduction – Outline the purpose of this essay (about 100 words) and provide thekey information about the selected local retailer (about 200 words), information includesproducts, targeted markets, competitors, organizational goals and strategies etc. Supplier Selection Criteria – Analyze the purchasing goals and needs of the selectedorganization and the relevant information. Recommend the appropriate criteria to beconsidered when selecting supplier(s) (about 250 words). Supplier Evaluation System – Analyze the purchasing goals and needs of the selectedorganization and the relevant information. Recommend the appropriate evaluation tool(s)for assessing suppliers’ performance (about 250 words). CT For Purchasing Operations – Analyze the purchasing goals and needs of the selected organization and the relevant information. Recommend the ICT to be applied for improving purchasing operations (about 500 words). Purchasing Cost Analysis – Analyze the purchasing goals and needs of the selectedorganization and the relevant information. Recommend the appropriate tools to beconsidered for analysing the purchasing costs (about 500 words). Conclusion – Reinstates all of the parts of the argument and refers the reader back to thefocus that have outlined in the introduction and to the central topic. This gives the report asense of unity (about 200 words) Referencing – All sources referred to in your essay, including any diagrams, must bereferenced to in-text and be included in a full reference list at the end of the assignment,according to the APA system of referencing. Use the following Kaplan resource to assistyou to do this accurately and consistently
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