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 Author: methevoid [ 30 Sep 2012, 07:22 ] Post subject: Re: In corporate purchasing, competitive scrutiny is typically limited to Also did the same mistake as yours @ankit. I guess its all about the wording between the two options, now after re-reading it I can see the incorrect option has a wording of "Examining the Scope" v/s in correct option "Application of strategy". My 2 cents now lie on this wording - This can create four possible situations.This line suggests "Application" is better than "Examination" Otherwise these are very close choices, If I would have got this RC in thick of time,my first gut would be {D} and I would move on not realizing I did a mistake. Ticking on {C} here would be the Differentiator in getting V40 and V37 !!! Can RC gurus throw some Big Light for seekers like us!!!

 Author: ankit0411 [ 30 Sep 2012, 07:25 ] Post subject: Re: In corporate purchasing, competitive scrutiny is typically limited to methevoid wrote:Also did the same mistake as yours @ankit. I guess its all about the wording between the two options, now after re-reading it I can see the incorrect option has a wording of "Examining the Scope" v/s in correct option "Application of strategy". My 2 cents now lie on this wording - This can create four possible situations.This line suggests "Application" is better than "Examination" Otherwise these are very close choices, If I would have got this RC in thick of time,my first gut would be {D} and I would move on not realizing I did a mistake. Ticking on {C} here would be the Differentiator in getting V40 and V37 !!! Can RC gurus throw some Big Light for seekers like us!!!I understand the difference, there is a very subtle shift of meaning between the two choices. Even if we stick close to the scope of passage, it's really hard to differentiate.anyone any thoughts on this ?

 Author: rajgurinder [ 31 May 2015, 09:18 ] Post subject: Re: In corporate purchasing, competitive scrutiny is typically limited to Outline of Passagep1There are two types of purchases - direct and indirect.In direct - already competitive scrutiny exists.In indirect - it doesn'tAuthor says thats in appropriate . If there is competitive scrutiny , it might save some money to purchasersNow he says which factors should be used while evaluating whether to apply the competitive scrutiny:- availability of alternatives and ease ofchanging suppliersP2He discuss 4 situations that arise on application of these 2 factors. q1 - Which of the following best describes the relation ofthe second paragraph to the first?Answer C - The second paragraph discusses theapplication of a strategy proposed in the firstparagraph.reason - see outline of passage abovealso the line - There are two independent variables—availability of alternatives and ease of changing suppliers—that companies should use toevaluate the feasibility of subjecting suppliers of indirect purchases to competitive scrutiny.q2 - Which of the following can be inferred about supplierpartnerships, as they are described in the passage?answer B - They can result in purchasers paying more for goods and services than they would in a competitive-bidding situation.Check line - inappropriately shelter suppliers from rigorous competitive scrutiny that might afford the purchaser economic leverageq3 - According to the passage, which of the following factors distinguishes an indirect purchase from other purchases?answer D - The relationship of the purchased item to the purchasing company’s end productcheck line - First 2 lines of para 1..

 Author: Harsh2111s [ 20 Feb 2020, 18:29 ] Post subject: Re: In corporate purchasing, competitive scrutiny is typically limited to Q2 EQ4 E.Whats wrong with these options ?

 Author: akadiyan [ 14 Dec 2020, 21:35 ] Post subject: Re: In corporate purchasing, competitive scrutiny is typically limited to 8 Minutes to complete reading the passage, create notes and answer 5 questions. Overall took 4 minutes to read and take notes and answered 5 questions in next 4 minutes.When reading first time, reading thoroughly and taking notes helped save time while answering.

 Author: noellee [ 02 May 2021, 18:07 ] Post subject: Re: In corporate purchasing, competitive scrutiny is typically limited to hi experts~there is a sentence in this passage:"With “indirect” purchases (such as computers, advertising, and legal services), which are not directly related to production, corporations often favor “supplier partnerships” (arrangements in which the purchaser forgoes the right to pursue alternative suppliers), which can inappropriately shelter suppliers from rigorous competitive scrutiny that might afford the purchaser economic leverage. " i can understand its meaning except for this word"afford"…i am not a native speaker, so anyone can help me about this ? i just can understand that "I could never afford to buy a new house."

 Author: GMATNinja [ 13 May 2021, 05:59 ] Post subject: Re: In corporate purchasing, competitive scrutiny is typically limited to noellee wrote:hi experts~there is a sentence in this passage:"With “indirect” purchases (such as computers, advertising, and legal services), which are not directly related to production, corporations often favor “supplier partnerships” (arrangements in which the purchaser forgoes the right to pursue alternative suppliers), which can inappropriately shelter suppliers from rigorous competitive scrutiny that might afford the purchaser economic leverage. " i can understand its meaning except for this word"afford"…i am not a native speaker, so anyone can help me about this ? i just can understand that "I could never afford to buy a new house."That sentence is a doozy!Another definition of "afford" is "to supply or provide." For example, you could say that "the sinking of the Titanic afforded Rose the opportunity to fake her own death and assume an alternate identity."Here, "supplier partnerships" afford (or provide) economic leverage to suppliers. This is because these partnerships are somewhat hidden from view, and so suppliers don't have to face competitive scrutiny that would come with a different type of agreement. I hope that helps!

 Author: zoezhuyan [ 09 Jul 2021, 21:47 ] Post subject: In corporate purchasing, competitive scrutiny is typically limited to dear AndrewN,and other experts:DavidTutorexamPALGMATNinja, GMATNinjaTwo, VeritasKarishma, AnthonyRitz, CJAnish, MartyTargetTestPrep, VeritasPrepBrian,fiftyoneverbalGMATRockstarHowdyPartner1. Which of the following best describes the relation of the second paragraph to the first?(A) The second paragraph offers proof of an assertion made in the first paragraph. (B) The second paragraph provides an explanation for the occurrence of a situation described in the first paragraph. (C) The second paragraph discusses the application of a strategy proposed in the first paragraph. (D) The second paragraph examines the scope of a problem presented in the first paragraph. (E) The second paragraph discusses the contradictions inherent in a relationship described in the first paragraph. I am struggling with B and C of this question : I picked up B because I thought P2 is the more details of the 4 types mentioned in P1, so I thought this is explanation of 4 types in P1. also, I cannot understand the application in C, for me , application is something that tells you how to use the 4 types in different circumstances. I recognized i frequently missed this kind of questions. I must have some reasoning bug or I haven't master the skills of this kind questions, would you please point out the test points behind this kind questions? thanks in advance