Purchasing practice and procedure

  • P. J. H. Baily


In formal organizations making large numbers of purchases it is necessary to adopt standard forms and to prescribe routine procedures for the purchasing process. The process itself can be thought of as comprising the following stages:
  1. (1)

    Initiating the purchase

  2. (2)

    Selecting the supplier

  3. (3)

    Placing the order

  4. (4)

    Progressing the order

  5. (5)

    Receiving the goods and paying for them.



Order Quantity Capital Expenditure Quantity Discount Original Equipment Manufacturer Tool Cost 
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  1. 1.
    Buckner, H. (1967), How British Industry Buys, Hutchinson, London.Google Scholar

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