A proactive strategic procurement operation can give the organisation it represents a competitive advantage by reducing waste in the value chain.
For an organisation of your choice, you are asked
(a) to critically examine the Procurement function,
(b) by considering 2-3 areas below investigate how the Procurement function can be improved and compensate external turbulences in the markets.
Strategic Sourcing and Outsourcing
You will also need to take the following into account when completing your assignment:
Quality of executive summary (does it give a brief complete summary of your paper for an executive to read?)
Establishment of relevant theory (e.g. what do we mean by global sourcing?)
Allocation of credit and sources used (have I included references and citations to the material I have used?)
Clarity of argument
Overall report presentation including spelling and grammar
Adherence to nominated word limit (+/- 10%)