This chapter consists of the background of the study, statement of the problem, purpose
of the study, objectives to the study, research questions, and scope of the study,
hypotheses, and significance of the study
Background of the study
I Historical perspective
Business conditions during 1973-74 placed as much, if not more strain and pressure on
the purchasing management function as has never occurred any time in the 20111
century. Critical material shortage, two digital inflation and arbitrary actions by
government seriously interfered with the orderly operations of business and the
economy. Many corporate management had been made painfully aware of the short
comings of the operations of their firm's purchasing management function. Past
indifference to proper placement of the function in the organization structure and failure
to staff with competent professional buyers had proved to be costly oversights.
Tapscot et al (2000) found that the health of any business organization in the 20th
century depends on information about the world economy, global competition and
suppliers. He continued by suggesting that managers require timely and accurate
information from around the globe to maintain competitive advantage in organizational
activities of purchasing, staffing and warehousing .In today's world, managers can
access current information instantaneously through information technology and this has
changed the way they do business.
Patrick G. and MCkeown 2002 referred to information technology as all forms of
technology applied to processing, storing and transmitting information in the electronic
form and uses the following equipments of computer, network, extranet and website.
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