Problem1. Effective management of purchasing function can contribute significantly to the competitive advantage and service delivery capacity of organisations, both in public and private sectors. Private sector businesses are profit-oriented whereas public sector organisations are service-oriented. However, both sectors depend largely on contributions of purchasing function to achieve their objectives in respect to profitability, quality, image-building, timely delivery of services, continuity of supply and operations and above all, meeting the growing demands and expectations of end-users.
Task1. What are the major distinctions between public buying and purchasing in private sector?
Task2. Taking any organisation of your choice, describe the major contributions that the purchasing function can bring to organisation.