Critically evaluate the scale and scope of the purchasing function within the international organization and the different demands placed on the purchasing function, and how it creates value.
Include an analysis of current digital tools being used by the organization and highlight the importance and potential impact on the purchasing operations. Discuss and evaluate what improvements could be made by the use of new digital technologies to the purchasing function of the organization. Your evaluation should include the range of digital tools relevant to the organization, highlight the impact of any potential benefits and challenges, and how can the risk of failures be reduced. Critically evaluate the digital tools discussed above and how these can be used to influence the purchasing functions approach to the design of a sustainable and resilient extended supply chain strategy.