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BLM234 Fundamentals of Purchasing & SCM – Final Paper Fall 2022
Here is the general topic area for this semester’s paper:
“Procurement: Its role in dealing with global supply chain disruptions”
Given the times that we are currently living in, with global supply chain disruptions, it is certainly timely and appropriate to take a long hard look at what is expected from the Purchasing organization to ensure a more resilient supply chain.
For this assignment put yourself in the place of being a VP of Procurement for either a public or private sector organization in government or private industry. Virtually, “all of a sudden” you were called upon to make things happen. No more normal days ahead for you and your team for quite some time. There are many things to think about such as but not limited to: abnormally high demand for specific items, availability of raw materials to continue to produce and then subsequently ship finished goods, a supply chain which was becoming depleted, consumer hoarding of essentials, single versus multiple sourcing, international versus domestic suppliers, etc. Did your suppliers/partners let you down or was this virtually unavoidable? Availability was also hindered by some companies shutting down to protect their employees during the pandemic, thus reducing their inventories to fill committed orders. How will you respond? Select an industry, company and/or a product(s) and talk about what you would have done to minimize the impact on those that were depending upon you. Did most companies do a good job?
Here are a couple of thought provoking questions to help get you started. Should you have seen this coming? Did your existing policies and actions hamper your company’s ability to respond more effectively? Now that you can at least glance in the rearview mirror what will you change going forward.
Begin by applying what you are learning in this course as well as the additional research that you will need to do.
DUE DATE: 6:00 AM 11/29/22
Use Microsoft Word.
Include citations within the actual text of the Final Paper
List a bibliography at the end of the paper
Single cover/title page
Minimum of 2100 and a maximum of 2500 words for the actual assignment as detailed above.
Does the report reflect a perspective that indicates you have a clear understanding of purchasing and the ancillary activities associated with it?
Were your insights meaningful, factual well thought out and on point.
Does the report reflect a thorough and clear understanding and assimilation of purchasing from the textbook, the course in general and the outside research you completed?
Did the report demonstrate that you understood the significance of the assignment and the purpose for developing specific guidelines for the area you identified.
The report must be professional, well written, both grammatically and in terms of spelling and be in your own word.
Use citations where appropriate and DO NOT PLAGIARIZE.
Contact me if you have any comments, questions or if you need clarification; do not delay in getting started.
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