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Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

ISBN-10: 1844800245
ISBN-13: 9781844800247
Edition: 4th 2005
Authors: Arjan Van Weele
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Book details

List price: $55.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 11/18/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Purchasing and supply chain management provides a highly structured and comprehensive approach to the fundamental principles and practice of purchasing and supply chain management. It adopts a rigorous managerial perspective on the process of purchasing and analyses its role, position and importance within business processes. The book is logically structured into three distinct sections: analysis, strategy and planning, and practice. Learning objectives, varied and interesting case studies, thought provoking discussion questions, chapter summaries and the use of a highly accessible style and language reinforce the reader?s understanding of the core management issues and concepts.

Analysis
The role of purchasing in the supply chain
Industrial buying behaviour: decision making in purchasing
The purchasing process: the buyer?s role
Markets and products
The purchasing management process
Purchasing intellegence and market research
Strategy And Planning
Outsourcing and risk management
Purchasing and business strategy
Sourcing strategy: getting better results from suppliers
Purchasing and supply strategy: electronic marketplaces and e-procurement
Purchasing, new product development and quality control
Purchasing and supply chain management
Getting organized for purchasing
Purchasing performance measurement
Practice
Supplier assessment: cost approaches and techniques
Negotiating techniques and rules of conduct
Buying for retail companies
Facility management and buying of services
Public procurement and EC directives
Bibliography
Index
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