Inleiding van het artikel: Gene Richter. who is probably best known for his most recent work in reenginering the purchasing function at IBM. was a true pioneer of the purchasing function. Early in his career he saw the need to move purchasing from a tactical task orientation to a profit-centered outlook. Richter began his career in an era when industry was just beginning to understand some of the significance and potential of the sourcing. purchasing. and supply functions. He left it with a string of successes and a philosophy built around the importance of the goods and services that go into a company's products.
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