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Title: Assessing the Operations of Centralized Procurement System: The Case of Process and Plant Sales Ghana Limited (PPS)
Authors: Baidoo, Moses
Issue Date: 9-Feb-2015
Abstract: The procurement operational systems as operated by most corporate organizations are the centralized, decentralized and the hybrid. This thesis documents analyze the operations of the centralized procurement system of PPS. In centralized procurement, the procurement is coordinated and regulated from the headquarters of an organization. The objectives of the study were to evaluate the centralized procurement operations of PPS and to find out the challenges facing the centralized procurement system of the company. The main aim of it is to capture the economies of scale by unifying the purchasing processes of an organization’s different units. Qualitative research method was employed with the help of quantitative analysis to come to the conclusion of this study. The instrument used for this study was structured questionnaire with opened ended and closed ended questions on the operations of centralized procurement system. The study established that the operation of the centralized procurement unit of PPS was very effective and it is managed by professionals with qualify skills on the job. Some of the challenges established by this study were: need for formal contracting and commitments to suppliers; Benchmarking process intimidating; Environmental challenges; and transportation. It is therefore recommended that delays in payment of suppliers as impediment against the function of the procurement team should avoided.
Description: A Thesis Submitted to the Department of Building Technology In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the award of Master of Science (Msc) In Procurement Management, 2014
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/6780
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