Reinventing the Purchasing Function: The Transition from Traditional to Strategic
Brian G. Long, Ph.D., C.P.M.
Brian G. Long, Ph.D., C.P.M., President, Marketing and Management Institute, Inc., (269) 323-1531 firstname.lastname@example.org
89th Annual International Conference Proceedings - 2004 - Philadelphia, PA
How can a purchasing department be turned into a strategic contributor? Many firms have turned the corner, and are now regarded by their management as an integral part of their strategic plan. Altogether too many others still have not made the change. Many believe that this is THE biggest challenge that the profession will face over the next ten years, and may even determine if the profession survives for the next fifty.