use at least one project you have been a team member of, or a project manager for, as an example to contextualize the research topics below:
All of the following topics must be addressed in order for the paper to be complete:
Define the importance of purchasing and supply management and how this relates to selecting a qualified supplier.
Discuss how to select strategies for negotiating prices.
Assemble the steps of the creation of a project supply, service, and material budget from detailed requirements.
Illustrate the benefits and costs of outsourcing, and the growth pattern of outsourcing.
Evaluation of the various organizations that are benchmarks in purchasing and supply management, and their best practices. Provide specific examples of companies who show market leadership in purchasing and supply management.
The paper must be a minimum of eight double-spaced pages. It is mandatory to have research from the textbook, as well as three other scholarly sources to support your views. ***Access information to the online textbook will be provided in a separate document***
Writing the Research Paper
Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length.
Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
Must use at least three scholarly sources, in addition to the textbook.
At least one reference to all four sources is required – one from the text, and one from each of the three scholarly sources of your choice.
Please place the direct quotes and/or paraphrases from each source in QUOTATION MARKS to be easily identified for editing purposes.
Provide the web link to each source at the bottom of the document, or properly cite and reference the source in APA format.