The Relationship between Identifiable Attributes and Decision-Making Ability of Purchasing Personnel as Measured by the Results of a Management Game Page: 34
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Purchasing functions performed
at this level
Fig. 2. --Purchasing Function Performed at the Lowest Level
In this initial stage each foreman or department head was pretty much
left to his own devices on matters of buying, inventory control,
scheduling and other activities related to the purchasing function.
There was no control of quality, quantity, or price as long as the fore-
man was doing a reasonably good job. Top management assumed that
expertise in purchasing automatically accompanied the skills required
to accomplish the other tasks of the foreman. This assumption was
widely accepted at the turn of the century. However, modern
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Ellis, Norman Dean, 1933-. The Relationship between Identifiable Attributes and Decision-Making Ability of Purchasing Personnel as Measured by the Results of a Management Game, dissertation, May 1973; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc164597/m1/47/?rotate=270: accessed May 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; .