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illustrates the dramatic rise in the importance of purchasing in its
third stage of development. This approach was so successful that it
was adopted by a majority of the firms that were large enough to
justify it. Heinritz and Farrell describe the advantages to this
approach in the following quotation:
Supe r intendent
Fig. 4. --Purchasing Department Formed as a Staff Function
under the Supervision of the Manufacturing Department.
With slightly more independence and authority,
when purchasing is set up as a separate department,
though still under the direction of the production mana-
ger and subject to his final decisions, the buying is
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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/m1/50/: accessed April 18, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; .