procurement

Assignment 2

 

Title: Research paper on Case Studies and Procurement Process

 

 Length: No more than 3,500 words (strictly) inclusive of text, table, and figures.

 Requirements:

 • Select three cases or good practice examples or procurement snap shots (or any combination of these) from your text book that had either similarities or differences or both with the purchase situations you studied in the organisations for your

Assignment1. Cases assigned for online discussion or study are excluded for Assignment 2.

 

• Write a research paper comparing the above cases or good practice examples in terms of their core problem and your suggested solutions. Reflect knowledge from these cases to the procurement processes of the organisations that you studied for your assignment 1.

The body of the essay should contain the following:

I. Introduction II. Case Studies: a. Compare and contrast (similarities or differences or both) the core problems. b. Compare and contrast (similarities or differences or both) your suggested solutions III. Implications of your knowledge gained from the above cases on the organisations of your Assignment

VI. Conclusion

Enclosure (if any). Do not copy any table from the text. Do not fax or email the assignments.

 

 

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