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Centralized Vs. Decentralized Purchasing

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Discuss the concepts of centralized vs.decentralized purchasing authority, identity their relative advantages and disadvantages, and provide examples of when each may be appropriate

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In centralized purchasing, the buying and managing process is performed by one department or location to all the departments/locations within an organization. The same theory applies to a central department purchasing the materials from a distribution warehouse so that they can send to smaller warehouses.

A decentralized purchasing process is applicable in large companies that have various branches, units or departments. They purchase their own materials and equipment. They ...

Solution Summary

* Centralized and Decentralized Purchasing process explained
* Advantages and disadvantages
* Applicability
* 263 words
* 2 non-APA references