Purchasing and Supply Mgmt.

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Alex Garza

Schreiner University

MKTG 4323, Purchasing & Supply MGMT

Dr. Mark D. Woodhull

October 6, 2015

1. Cp= +/-.06= .12 / .1777 (6x .0229629) = .675

Cpk= 1-k * Cp = .66898 2. It is important to prove that a process is proven capable before developing statistical control limits because it would be a waste of money if they went through the whole process just to find out it wasn’t capable. It would also be a waste of time and there is no business that wants to waste both their time and money. 3. Integrated devices is being reactive because it was only after a call concerning a recurring manufacturing problem at Plant No.3 that Bill took action. They didn’t act proactively by conducting surveys or having a dedicated process engineer. They also weren’t checking up on the supplier and taking occasional samples so that they could make sure the supplier was continuing to deliver the promised quality, thus holding them accountable. If they had been proactive, this whole situation might have been prevented. 4. The purchasing staff should enter all negotiations with their supplier with clearly defined objectives and goals. They must aim to be successful in their negotiations with suppliers to obtain the best price, and to verify that quality specifications for every item purchases are met. By negotiating quality requirements directly into supplier contracts, the buyer will be able to hold the supplier accountable to the determined specifications. Negotiating directly with the supplier cuts out any sort of middle man, reduces the risk for an confusion, leads to better communication between the two, and holds each sides accountable. 5. One risk that is involved with relying too heavily on product samples when selecting suppliers is that the buyer gains little to no insight into the process that produced the sample.…...

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