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What is a direct materials budget?

Procurement professionals use a direct materials budget to calculate how much raw materials they must buy within a certain period to meet a production budget.

Direct materials spending is considered critical as it can affect supply chains, customer sales, and, therefore, the top and bottom lines of an enterprise. Managing direct spending is not just a priority for highly dynamic business environments; it’s a way to gain strategic competitive advantage. 

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