Why are there so many jokes about Purchase Order Managers? They even brought out a ‘best of’ book about it(The Best Ever Book of Purchasing Managers Jokes). Your purchasing is one of the fundamentals of a company. It’s a very important role, as it deals with the company’s capital.
There might be different reasons why people make these jokes. Purchasing Managers tend to keep to the budget and have strict rules that need to be adhered to. Maybe it has to do with the human factor, or maybe they are just underrated.
Purchase orders serve a valuable purpose in any company they have extensive company benefits and can be one of your biggest assets. They help you keep track of who is purchasing what from where. Keeping track or even completing just a 100 purchase orders a day can get very challenging even for a very organized purchase manager, let alone doing thousands. It’s a lot of info that has to be noted on one form. Continue Reading