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Pacific Scientific Purchasing!

Pacific Scientific partners with suppliers who


provide the best quality, value and service at the
most competitive cost. We have developed a
supply chain of highly competitive suppliers who
work closely with us to deliver world class products
and services to meet our customers’ requirements.
Our suppliers are innovative and dedicated to
driving continuous improvement in their operations.

As part of Danaher Corporation (


www.Danaher.com), we harness our size, strength
and scope through the Danaher Business System
to drive change and rapidly leverage best practices
across the organization. To this end, the Supply
Chain Management team is held directly
responsible for improving profitability and delighting
the customers of our businesses. Our efforts also
benefit our shareholders and the communities in
which we live and work.

Pacific Scientific Operating Companies Include:


-Electro Kinetics Division (EKD)
-HTL/Kin Tech
-Joslyn Sunbank
-OECO
-Securaplane
10 Signs of a Modern Purchasing
Department
PurchTips - Edition #94 February 21, 2006

By Charles Dominick, C.P.M., SPSM

How Modern Is Your Purchasing Department?


The purchasing function has changed dramatically over the last several years. And it
continues to change and evolve almost daily. This edition of PurchTips contains 10
characteristics of modern purchasing departments. Use it as a checklist.

If your department doesn’t meet each criterion on this list, don’t be discouraged. Instead,
use this checklist as a set of goals to which you aspire. So, without further fanfare, here
are 10 signs of a modern purchasing department…

1. The head of purchasing reports directly to the CEO of your company


2. Your department is responsible for procurement in “non-traditional” spend areas
such as healthcare benefits, fleet management, facilities and construction,
temporary labor, and travel
3. Purchasing is actively involved in senior management level, long-term strategic
planning
4. The purchasing staff is responsible for manually placing only a small percentage
of your organization’s purchase orders
5. Logistics and inventory functions either fall under Purchasing on the
organizational chart or are integrated into the work of purchasing staff
6. Maverick buying is a thing of the past
7. When dealing with large, frequently used suppliers, no paper is exchanged
between the time that a need for a product or service is defined until the time that
the supplier receives payment
8. No major sourcing process is conducted without the use of a cross-functional
team
9. You are buying from global sources and measuring non-domestic spend as a
percentage of total spend
10. Your department has social responsibility goals and measurements in place