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Differentiate between the principles and practices of Purchasing and Supply Management used in the public sector (e.g., Governments, DoD) and the private sector (e.g., manufacturing and retail). What are the salient differences, and how do these differences affect the establishment or maintenance of buyer-supplier relationships and the implementation of Purchasing and Supply Management processes?

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SCM integrates supply and demand management within and across organizations. In the public sector, SCM is concerned with the 'co-ordination of all parties involved in delivering the combination of inputs, outputs or outcomes that will meet a specified public sector requirement.' These parties include external suppliers, partner organisations, and internal corporate service units both inside and outside the organisation. The supply chain may be inbound into the public sector. That is an operational requirement for internal customers for example, or it may be ...

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