Week 1 – Assignment

Using Information to Support Sourcing Decisions
The purchasing manager has provided the following information for your use:
   
Spend Category

Amount Thousands US$

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Number of Suppliers
 
Production Machinery

170

2
 
Maintenance

20

10
 
Hardware

3

10
 
Sheet Metal

23

7
 
Electronic Components

288

5

Assuming that the amounts shown represent the total annual spend (Amount/Total Amount) calculate the percent of spend for each category.
Classify each spend category as either low or high complexity and summarize your reasoning.
Create a 2×2 Risk/Value matrix showing each of the five spend categories placed in either “High” or “Low” Risk group. 
Explain why you placed each item in the selected category.

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Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
Must utilize a minimum of one scholarly and/or peer-reviewed source from the Ashford Library in addition to the textbook. Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
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