Faculty Advisor

Addison, William A.

Faculty Advisor

Rissmiller, Kent J.


This report examines the integration of indirect purchasing activities of the Caribe GE Patillas plant and headquarters in Bayamon. Significant factors in the development of the recommended purchasing system were the former indirect purchasing systems, employees' attitudes towards the merger, and management's preferred system. With help from the General Electric employees, we were able to produce a more efficient purchasing system, and assess the impact the merger of the purchasing systems had on the personnel of the company.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 1999

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies