In the email version of today’s PurchTips edition entitled Tactical vs Strategic Purchasing, I included the wrong link to the SPSM Certification Success Stories page on our Web site. So I sent out a second email with the correct link and also thought it would be helpful to include a definition of tactical purchasing as the article focused mainly on describing the distinguishing characteristics of strategic purchasing.
Here’s the definition of tactical purchasing that I included:
Tactical purchasing is simply executing routine administrative tasks (requesting quotes, placing orders, expediting, etc.) on a reactive basis, outside of the context of an enterprise-wide focus, and without pursuing continuous improvement or contribution to specific senior management goals.