Decentralised procurements management
I don't understand the answer from following question, can anyone explain?
The performing organisation is trying to decide whether to split the contracts department and assign procurement responsibilities to departments directly responsible for the projects. A procurement professional might not want this split to occur because they would lose ______________ in a decentralised contracting environment.
a. Standardised project management practices
b. Loyalty to the project
d. Acess to others with similar expertise.
I choosed answer c, but it is supposed to be d. Explanation was:
Choice A is incorrect, as the change would not impact the entire project management process, only procurement. Loyalty to the project (choice B) would be gained, not lost, in a decentralized environment. In a decentralized procurement situation, there is less focus on maintaining the skill or expertise of the contracting function, making choice D the best answer.
I don't understand this argument. Decentralised department does not mean that proc. managers would not have acess to other proc. managers - they will still be in same company. But they will maybe have less knowledge and experiences, because they will share their knowledge less. Also Rita's book says that disadvantage of decentralised proc. department is decrease experiences.
So, why the anser is not c?
Tnx and KR.