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E-Procurement Is Not Electronic Purchasing - Part II
Three minutes of labor from purchase requisition to invoice payment; fully executed due diligence; commitment authorization and no delays. That is the promise

procurement department structure  contingency Purchasing - establishes procurement sources and coordinates standard product selection, supplier qualification and financial controls. There is a tendency to automate the traditional Purchasing function rather than re-defining it with an e-procurement system. E-procurement systems are designed to eliminate most of the traditional Purchasing department work and enhance the value of the rest. Purchasing services include: Catalog management Purchase contract management Service contracts Order

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New Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 2: The Efficiency Gains of E-Procurement


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U.S. vs. Microsoft: Another Day of Reckoning


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