Research Database

The Procurement of an Information System

This 10 page paper considers a hypothetical situation where a company has to make a purchase decision on information systems. The writer considers the need for a wireless network and writes a report to examine the issues and make recommendations. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

Procurement Issues

This 10 page paper responds to four questions. The first discuses economies of scale and centralized procurement procedures. The second discusses change and the procurement process, emphasizing overcoming resistance. The next discusses how information technology affects supply management. The last section comments on a person moving from a job in local authority procurement to FMCG procurement. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

Supply Chain and Strategic Procurement

A 10 page overview of the emergence of strategic procurement and supply chain management in their ability to enhance the organization's competitive advantage. The paper uses Dell Computer as its example of the integration of electronic operation, strategic procurement, supply chain management and JIT manufacturing. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

Communications at Global Corp.

A 5 page paper discussing the performance and communications skills of Doug Lee, a procurement manager who has been promoted to fill the new position of vice president of procurement. Global has ten plants scattered throughout the world, each lacking any cohesive sense of membership with the others. Lee's first act in his new position was to commit a communications faux pas demonstrating his lack of leadership ability. The paper discusses communications alternatives available to him that he chose to ignore. No sources.

Strategic Procurement in the Construction Industry

This 20 page paper considers a simulated scenario presented by the student; the construction of a new hospital either as a new build on a derelict site, or as a refurbishment an existing facility. The paper focuses on the issues of strategic procurement to add value to the construction project looking at issues such as partnering, the use of adversarial negotiations or contracts, supply chain management and a five stage procurement process. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

Procurement Objectives

A 3 page paper that discusses procurement objectives in the real world. The paper reports two large surveys of procurement professionals for insight into what they believe their top objectives were as well as trends. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

City Council Adopts E-Procurement Project

A 15 page paper. This paper explains how one city council approached a change program to adopt e-procurement and the actions they took to assure success. The paper includes a number of topics such as the driving forces for change, the council’s goalss, an analysis of the council’s planning process, the change implementation model using Kotter as an example, the tools used to structure and sequence the project, what the council did to reduce resistance, how they monitored progress, the actual outcomes of the e-procurement adoption, and an assessment of the process. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

Nursing Role in Organ Procurement

An 8 page overview of the many considerations a nurse must make when serving as the front-line between patient, family, and the medical profession in terms of interpreting organ procurement and transplant. The nurse must be prepared to carry out his or her technical duties as well as to discuss the issues surrounding the organ procurement process to family members in their time of grief. The nurse that makes an ongoing effort to gain trust and respect of the patient and family is more likely to receive permission for organ collection. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

United States Commercial Code, Article 2, and Government Procurement

This 15 page report discusses the United States Uniform Commercial Code, government procurement requirements and regulations, as well as the other laws governing government procurement activities. Special attention is given to Article 2 of the U.C.C. that outlines issues relating to sales transactions. The fact that the states, not the Federal government, are the primary source of law on commercial transactions in the U.S. is also addressed. The federal U.C.C.’s greatest contribution is in serving as a model act for legislating appropriate and legal commercial activity in the United States. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

Customer Satisfaction and its Role in Business Success

4 pages in length, this paper highlights the importance of customer relationships in the success of a business. Results of recent surveys are used to show this importance, and new trends of marketing that concentrate on customer procurement and retention are discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

The Impact of E-Commerce on Small Businesses

This 7 page paper considers how the advent of e-commerce will effect small businesses. The writer looks at the management choices, the distribution channels and the procurement of technology and the value chain. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

The Ethics of Organ Transplant: The Consequentialist and Nonconsequentialist Framework

A 5 page examination of the ethics of organ transplant. The author approaches organ transplant from both the consequentialist and nonconsequentialist framework, asserting that the ethics are dependent on the particular situation at hand in regard to the donor, the recipient and the particulars of the organ procurement. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Supply Chain Management

A 12 page paper that discusses the aspects of supply chain management. Supply chain management emphasizes and focuses on globalization and information management tools that are capable of integrating procurement, operations and logistics from raw materials all the way through customer satisfaction. This paper explains what a supply chain is and the components of effective supply chain management. Examples are included. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Strategy and Marketing Discussion Questions

A 5 page paper answering two discussion questions about strategy and three about marketing. Questions address organizational characteristics; what constitutes the "best" alternative; the implications of over- or underestimating demand for a new product; and which among marketing, sales, production, procurement, R&D and finance is most important during new product development. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

“E-Buisness and E-Commerce Management” by Dave Chaffey

This 49 page paper is a summary of the book “E-Buisness and E-Commerce Management” by Dave Chaffey. The book is a good overview on all aspects of e-business; including management of the infrastructure, the e-environment, e-business strategy, supply chain management, e-procurement, internet marketing, customer relationship management change management, design implementation and maintenance. The paper takes each chapter and summarizes the contents of each chapter. The bibliography cites 1 source.


This 8-page paper examines various information systems and networks including inventory management, information management, procurement and customer relations. Bibliography lisets 3 sources.

Risk in Project Procurement

This 3 page paper considers the risks associated with procurement. The paper considers the various risks of internal and external sourcing and how some, but not all, may be mitigated. The bibliography cites 6 source.

Examining Components of the Supply Chain

This 10 page paper examines the purchasing or procurement, departing stock, improvements, transportation and vendor held stock issues in terms of the supply chain and shown they can and may be managed looking at a range of issues in business literature. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

Organ Transplant

This 8 page paper explores organ transplants and the medical and philosophic considerations entailed in the transplant process. Organ procurement in particular is highlighted. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Contract Termination, Streamlining, & The Law

A 5 page exploration of the contradicting federal laws implemented in order to streamline government, and how this applies to contract termination from the viewpoint of labor relations. Divergent laws considered in the discussion include The Procurement Act, The Welfare Reform Act of 1996, and Executive Order 12954 (and related case law). Bibliography lists 6 sources.

The Large Obstacles Faced by Small Business

A 6 page paper that discusses the many obstacles traditionally faced by small business operators, focusing on governmental requirements, financial support and sustenance, and the procurement and retention of high caliber human resources. Also examined are future projections of small business success and how these projections have been influenced by the introduction of the Internet and e-commerce. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Research Proposal: Electronic Administration of Government Proposals

A 3 page paper proposing that research be conducted into shifting the procurement proposal process from being entirely mail-centered to an electronic base. The federal government uses its own EDI network and has since 1994, but many vendors and agencies complain that it is no longer relevant. This proposal seeks to gain funding for an investigation into the use of an Internet-centered system for receiving, reviewing and awarding government contracts. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

The Development of a Strategy for the Implementation of E-Procurement

26 pages in length. Gives an excellent summation of e-procurement from implementation to strategic choice, strategy and evaluation. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

E-sourcing Strategy at Sun Microsystems

A 4 page paper discussing a Stanford case, "E-sourcing Strategy at Sun Microsystems." The case discusses Sun's plans to implement a dynamic bidding system for vendors, altering the company's procurement process. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Southwest Airlines Procurement Process

This 4 page paper explains the procurement process at Southwest Airlines and relates that process to a six step process included in the student's textbook. Those steps include: define goods to be procured; Select bidders, prepare bid proposal, evaluate bids and award contract, contract management and close out contract. Bibliography lists 1 source.

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