Purchasing and Supply Strategy July 2016 Past Paper – KNEC Diploma

Purchasing and Supply Strategy July 2016 Past Examination Question Paper – KNEC

This Past Paper examination was examined by the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) and it applies to the following courses:

  • Diploma in Supply Chain Management – Module III

  • Business Education Single and Group Certificate Examination

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THE KENYA NATIONAL EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL
DIPLOMA IN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
MODULE III
BUSINESS EDUCATION SINGLE AND GROUP CERTIFICATE EXAMINATIONS
PURCHASING AND SUPPLY STRATEGY
3 hours

1. a) Explain the five elements which should be incorporated in strategic management (10 Marks)aspects that should be covered in the analysis.       (10 marks)

2. (a) Explain the generic strategies which a firm may pursue to succeed in its markets.        (10 marks)
(b) Many business organizations prepare strategic plans for their operations. Explain the reasons which may prompt an organization to prepare a strategic plan.        (10 marks)

3. (a) Purchasing departments should prepare appropriate purchasing strategies to guide their operations. Explain the factors which should be considered in the development of such strategies.       (10 marks)

(b) Some organizations prepare purchasing policy manuals for use in procurement operations. Explain the benefits likely to be derived from use of such manuals.        (10 marks)

4. (a) Cost-reduction is one of the key strategies in a purchasing department. Explain the activities which would support the successful implementation of this strategy.     (10 marks)
(b) A purchasing organization has adopted a policy of purchasing from small business enterprises. Explain the advantages which the organization is likely to derive from such a policy.     (10 marks)

5. (a) Explain the features of organic purchasing structures. (10 marks)
(b) Explain the attributes of an effective purchasing performance measurement system.         (10 marks)

6. (a) Explain the advantages of a devolved purchasing structure. (10 marks)
(b) Highlight the reasons which may prompt an organization to conduct purchasing performance audits. (10 marks)

7. (a) Explain ways in which functional strategies interrelate with corporate strategies.         (10 marks)
(b) Explain the potential disadvantages of placing purchasing function at a low level in an organizational structure. (10 marks)

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