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INF 336 Week 2 Assignment Article Review

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Article Review. Review the following article from ProQuest: Avery, S. (2009, February). MRO sourcing goes global. Purchasing, 138(2), 48-52. Retrieved from ProQuest Database

In a 1-2 page paper, identify three best practices in the article and describe how your organization, or an organization you are familiar with, could improve with the practices.


INF 336 Week 3 Assignment Need Definition

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Need Definition. From the end of Chapter 6, complete the following questions out of the section titled “Questions for Review and Discussion.” Each question should be thoroughly answered in a minimum of 150 words, using support from the text and examples when appropriate.

a. Why is it preferable to separate need identification and defining commercial equivalents into two separate stages?

b. Why is early supply/supplier important?

c. What are the disadvantages of specifying by performance? What are the advantages?

d. How does a supply professional know that a certain requirement is strategic?


INF 336 Week 4 Assignment Case 11-3 Budget

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Case 11-3 Budget. Refer to the City of Granston Case 11-3 at the end of Chapter 11. Using the „Current Year Q-3‟ data found in Exhibit 2 and Exhibit 3, create a project supply and materials budget based on the information in the case. Your budget must include a one paragraph introduction on the importance of a materials supply budget.

This can be submitted in a MS Word Document, with title page, or as an MS Excel sheet with a clear one-paragraph introduction on the importance of a materials and supply budget.


INF 336 Week 5 Research Paper

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Focus of the Research Paper

Use at least one project you have been a team member of, or a project manager for, as an example to contextualize the research topics below:

All of the following topics must be addressed in order for the paper to be complete:

a) The definition of purchasing and supply management and the importance to the business world.

b) The steps of the creation of a project supply, service, and material budget from detailed requirements.

c) How to select the most qualified suppliers and strategies for negotiating prices.

d) The benefits and costs of outsourcing, and the growth pattern of outsourcing.

e) Evaluation of the various organizations that are benchmarks in purchasing and supply management, and their best practices. Provide specific examples of companies who show market leadership in purchasing and supply management.

This is an assignment with a length of eight to ten pages that should integrate the reading, multi-media and class discussions. It is mandatory to have research from the classroom text, as well as three sources from the internet or online library to support your views.

Consider the validity of your resources carefully before using them in academic papers. It is recommended to use examples from your professional experience where possible, or build from your learning in the discussion boards.


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