7. Conclusions and Trends in Supply Management

As seen throughout the text, there are dramatic changes occurring in the area of supply and supply chain management. The purpose behind this book was to provide an overview of the purchasing function, its role both internally and externally to the organization. In addition, some of the basic tools and technologies used to facilitate an uninterrupted flow of products and services in the most efficient and effective manner were also introduced. One key role of a supply manager is to help an organization mitigate risk and ensure that products and services are purchased at the right price, place, time, and condition. This final chapter discusses some of the key themes occurring throughout the book, looks ...

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