How do I build a purchasing department?
I know that's a loaded question with a complicated answer. But if I could just be given some direction, I can take it and run.
I'm about to visit a potential new employer and they want me to take some real world figures and present to them a possible inventory solution. (Current inventory is kept using Excel and maintained using Quick Books) I currently work in central purchasing so I know a little but I've never done anything this intense before. Although I am up to the challenge.
What are some key processes and terms to remember? What are some resources I can use to educate myself? I really want to nail this job.