Purchasing Methodologies: Centralized vs. Project Level

Purchasing Methodologies: Centralized vs. Project Level

How electrical contractors know when it’s time to switch from one purchasing approach to the other  

There are two predominant schools of thought on purchasing practices. Centralized purchasing is managed by an in-house purchasing agent. Project-level purchasing is managed by a project manager and/or job-site superintendent. They both have their place in the world of electrical contracting, but knowing when and where to use each one is worth exploring.

Project-level purchasing

This approach is typically used by small- to medium-sized contractors and is a natural s

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