International Journal of Purchasing and Materials Management

Purchasing Efficiency and Staffing Benchmarks: A County Government Study Members Only Content

This article discusses the unique challenges of purchasing performance measurement, with an emphasis on the public sector. The impact of centralization and consolidation on purchasing efficiency is explored. Purchasing benchmarks for large U.S. counties are developed in the areas of mean staff size, mean population per buyer, average annual dollar volume committed per professional staff member, and cost per dollar obligated. A relationship between adequate staffing and cost-efficient performance is observed.

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