ERIC Number: ED107977
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of the Purchasing Occupation.
Lustic, Gary; And Others
The general purpose of the occupational analysis is to provide workable, basic information dealing with the many and varied duties performed in the purchasing occupation. The document opens with a brief introduction followed by a job description. The bulk of the document is presented in table form. Fourteen duties are broken down into a number of tasks and for each task a two-page table is presented, showing on the first page: tools, equipment, materials, objects acted upon; performance knowledge (related also to decisions, cues and errors); safety--hazard; and on the second page: science; math--number systems; and communications (performance modes, examples, and skills and concepts). The duties include: maintaining purchase, price, stock and consumption, and vendor records; maintaining catalog file and inventory control; conducting market studies and cost analysis; developing supply sources; securing quotation; choosing between contract and open market purchase; issuing purchase orders; corresponding with vendors; and fostering human relations. A glossary of purchasing terms is appended. (BP)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Trade and Industrial Education Instructional Materials Lab.; Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Vocational Education.
Note: For related documents, see CE 004 160-189, CE 004 191-206, CE 004 263-268, and CE 004 425-427