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Operations Management: Purchasing's New Quest

Which of the following describes purchasing's new quest?

a. Teams are required to help purchasing associates select and evaluate the complex array of purchased goods and services.

b. Most competitive companies hare all but ceased outsourcing, so purchasing associates are scrambling for meaningful work.

c. Purchasing activities are being applied to an increasingly limited stage or phase of process transformations.

d. Purchasing associates recognized the futility of probing suppliers operations.

I believe the answer is C but not sure. Please explain why? Thank you.

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1. Which of the following describes purchasing's new quest?

a. Teams are required to help purchasing associates select and evaluate the complex array of purchased goods and services. b. Most competitive companies hare all but ceased outsourcing, so purchasing associates are scrambling for meaningful work. c. Purchasing activities are being applied to an increasingly limited stage or phase of process transformations.
d. Purchasing associates recognized the futility of probing suppliers operations.

I believe the answer is C but not sure. (c) is the best answer. Good work!

Why is (c) the best answer? Lean production is about only focusing on those purchasing activities that had value, and this theme is implied in (c). It relates to the "Best Practices in Lean Purchasing" Now, let's apply these principles to purchasing. ยท Center on People: In purchasing, there are two distinct groups of people ? employees ...

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