Procurement Management Business Report : Assignment

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Procurement ManagementBusiness Report
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1Four procurement problem areas.....................................................................................................1Identifying and evaluating the type of project................................................................................3Recommendations to address key problems....................................................................................4Action plan for effective completion of the WiFi Reach Project....................................................6CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................7REFERENCES................................................................................................................................9
INTRODUCTIONProcurement is the process of finding, accepting terms and taking products and servicesor works from an external sources, often via signing a contract or in a form of bidding. Inaccordance with this context, the following report will aid in developing understanding ofprocurement management (Nojavan and et.al., 2015). By analysing the case study of WiFi ReachProject, the four procurement management problem areas will be discovered in this assignment.Identification and evaluation the type of contract in force between National Health Authority andMedical Innovation Limited will be discovered in this assignment. After analysing the issue inprocurement management recommendations will be provided so that improvements can be madein terms and conditions of the project. Eventually, action plan will be developed which will helpsthe management of WiFi Reach Project to accomplish the project effectively and efficiently.Four procurement problem areasIn order to establish and implement any project, the project manager faces one or manyissues. These issues and challenges might lead to the delay of project and impacts on the projectnegatively. In accordance with this context, the four procurement problem areas faced by theproject manager of Medical Innovation Limited regarding procurement management of WiFiReach Project is described below:Procurement Cost:Procurement cost including delivery charges, legal fees, budgetingof suppliers is one of the issue faced by the project manager regarding WiFi ReachProject (Kisomi, Solimanpur and Doniavi, 2016). It was identified that many of thedoctors and senior managers were not concerned and satisfy with the amount spend oncomputers technologies importing from overseas. They were reluctance about the costand it impacts on the project negatively. Further, they contend that the project mightaffect the quality of the service to patients. In order to increase the effectiveness in thequality of the project, it is the duty and responsibility of the project manager to considerthe challenge faced efficiently. The issue delayed the project of WiFi Reach and it isconsiderably important for the manager to make efforts to eliminate the issue effectivelyand efficiently. In order to accomplish the objectives of the project, it is the duty andresponsibility of the project manager of Medical Innovation Limited to consider thischallenge and make further efforts in order to eliminate it effectively and efficiently.1
Managing Stakeholders:Managing stakeholders who are directly or indirectly relatedwith the projects is another factor which impacts on the success and failure of the project.By analysing the case study of WiFi Reach, it was identified that project manager faceddifficulties in order to manage the stakeholders related with the procurement of theproject (Serpell, Ferrada and Howard, 2015). The project was fallen behind the scheduledue to delay in the PQQ process. Further, some employees and team members took sickleaves which lead the delay in the project. The project manager claimed that hospital andmedical staff was resisting to agreeing the timely implementation visits. In order toaccomplish the goals and objectives of the project, it is very important for the projectmanager to consider this challenge. It is very important for the manager to coordinateeach and every stakeholder associated with the project. This will helps in eliminating theissue the project will able to finish on the timeSelection of Strategy:In the project, every project manager face this issue regardingselection of the strategy. From analysing the case study of the WiFi Reach Project, it wasidentified that while managing procurement phase, the project manager faced issueregarding the selection of strategies. There were ample of strategies and alternativeswhich was available for the project manager and it makes it difficult for the manager toselect the best and appropriate strategy to accomplish the aim and objective of the project(Nojavan, Zare and Mohammadi-Ivatloo, 2015). This is very critical issue and cannot beavoided at any cost. In order to accomplish the goals and objectives of the project ondesired time, it is important for the project manager to select the precise strategy inprocurement management phase of project. Many of the responses in this categoryreflected the changing nature of procurement and the shift from an operational function toa top strategic player in the organization. Thus, by selecting the precise strategy, themanager will be able to accomplish the objectives of the project on time.Training Issue:The issue faced by the project manager in the contract was providingtraining to the doctors and staff of hospital department. It was identified that informalthree hour training session was provided by the Medical Innovation limited networktechnicians (Mena, Christopher and Van Hoek, 2014). They were responsible to providetraining on system administration regarding setting passwords and troubleshooting.Further training was the duty of officers of NHS. It was identified that doctors gave2
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