Coding For Buying Organisations

Standardizing descriptions is the first part of the process towards knowing what is bought then getting the best prices. Coding is the process of applying a unique code to a standardized description so it can be easily referenced in a computer system. The code should be hierarchical so that it can be used to create management information on where to base most resources.

Common Data Problems

The needs of the present outweigh the requirements of the future.

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Types of Purchasing

Types of Purchasing (Using the NHS as an example)

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Saving Money

Using standardized descriptions means that it is easy to compare the prices of different suppliers...

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