A three-layer organisation for raw materials, ancillary components and tooling
  • Main raw materials managed at a global level, across all Divisions, by World-Wide Category Directors
  • Some raw material purchases managed at a geographic level by Regional Purchasing Directors
  • Local, smaller raw material purchases managed at the country or local level by Local Purchasing Managers


A two-layer organisation for non-raw materials (indirect spend) and commercial wares (factored goods)
  • Some non-raw materials and commercial ware spend will be managed by the Regional Purchasing Directors
  • Some will be managed by Local Purchasing Managers