在国际采购的课堂上教授分享了一个案例供学生们讨论，据说这个案例在目前国内的采购领域相当普遍，有达七成的公司面临类似的问题或者说困境。In a lesson on International Purchasing, the professor provided a case study for students to discuss. It is said that currently this case study is typical in the field of purchasing in China, with about 70% companies faced with similar problems or dilemmas.
在笔者看来，这是一个典型的执行传统采购的公司里的采购的做法，介于小采购与大采购之间，因为小采购是关注于订单的执行的，而大采购关注于关系的建立和优化，JIMMY的日常工作中还在扮演救火与解决问题的角色，虽然每天很忙碌，但是基本上都是在解决短期的供应问题，还没有将中长期要解决的流程和制度问题放上议程或者说开始实施。As far as I am concerned, this is a traditional practice typically adopted by a purchasing company, falling in between small purchasing and big purchasing. The former focuses on order execution while the latter values relationship establishment and optimization. JIMMY also plays an important role in rescuing emergency and solving problems. Busy as he is every day, most of the issues that he deals with are short-term supplying problems while mid-and-long-term issues of process and regulation remain to be put on the agenda and into effect.