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If your company has a number of geographically dispersed locations, you may think that it is impossible to implement a world class purchasing strategy. It is prudent for companies need to think of their overall spend as a central function. Having a centralized purchasing organization, a company can review its total purchasing and select vendors that can provide a majority of items at the best costs. This scenario will not cover all items used at all of the locations and the central purchasing organization would have to work with the locations to identify local suppliers that facilitate the needs of the remote location.