The importance of leveraging strong purchasing practices has not gone unnoticed in tough economic times. Optimizing the purchase process reduces waste affecting the bottom line.

In manufacturing, cooperation with the enterprise's purchase department can help streamline the purchasing process, but doing so will require a greater understanding of purchasing department culture as well as increased communication between IT & Supply Chain managers.

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Published: October 21, 2008
Last Revised: October 21, 2008

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