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Purchasing & Supply Management - Case study on marathon oil.

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  • Essay length: 1055 words
  • Submitted: 19/06/2006
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Purchasing & Supply Management

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Case Study 14-2 centers around Bob Engel, the procurement supervisor for Marathon Oil Company, and whether or not in his capacity in procurement, he should take the initiative in submitting a plan to justify an additional International Purchasing Office based in the Sakhalin Island.

The Sakhalin Island Project, a primitive piece of land with little infrastructure to work with and challenging climate located in Russia, will be home to Marathon's Oil for many years and needs facilities at the site location.

How Marathon Oil came to this pressing dilemma, and the solving, by researching Marathon's roots and past global ventures brought them to the Sakhalin Island Project.

In the early 1990s, Marathon Oil Corp. was a pioneer in the development of Russia's resource-rich offshore fields in the Sea of Okhotsk in the Far East. The U.S. Company, had vast experience of more than a century in the oil

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