Purchasing and Supply Management (McGraw-Hill/Irwin Series Operations and Decision Sciences)
The Fourteenth Edition of Purchasing and Supply Management provides a comprehensive introduction to the purchasing and supply chain management field, supported by over 40 case studies.
Cases cover purchasing and supply chain issues in a variety of settings, from process industries to high tech manufacturing and services as well as public institutions.
The text focuses on decision making throughout the supply chain. Based on the conviction that supply managers, in concert with suppliers and distributors, have to contribute to organizational goals and strategies, this edition continues to focus on how to make that mission a reality.
The Procurement and Supply Manager's Desk Reference
"Finally, a cohesive volume written for the worldwide profession of purchasing and supply chain management." —James D. Reeds, CPM, CFPIM, CIRM, CPCM, President, Institute for Supply Management-Silicon Valley
"Great resource. This work is educational, informative, and certainly, most practical." —Peter Sterlacci, Director, Professional Development, San Jose State University
"Complete with useful information-the authors are extraordinary experts in the field of supply chain management." —Michael Geraghty, MBA, President, Geraghty International, and author of Anybody Can Negotiate—Even You!
Handbook for Buying and Purchasing Management
The Handbook of Buying and Purchasing Management is a comprehensive guide the covers the A’s to Z’s of purchasing, from the recognition of a need for a product or service to the delivery and satisfaction after the delivery.
It is suited for the new buyer who wants a thorough understanding of the principles of purchasing as well as the seasoned purchasing manager who wants to learn the latest concepts and to learn how to solve the problems that every purchasing operation encounters. Whether working for a small company or giant organization, using the guidelines in this book will help readers do a better job and be prepared to solve the problems often faced. Plus, the book offers tips on the tremendous profit opportunities available from good purchasing and how those profits can be obtained.
Also included is advice on how to:
• Set up your purchasing organization to gain negotiating strength and minimize duplication of effort
• Protect your company from costly legal mistakes when you buy
• Use administrative procedures that make buying less risky and provide the information necessary to minimize future cost
• Describe the products and services you want to purchase so that you will receive the quality you want and keep cost under control
• Analyze cost so you that you are able to negotiate from strength
• Find the suppliers you need and how to determine if they are qualified
• Follow-up and expedite shipments to get the best results
• Avoid common purchasing mistakes.
The Purchasing Handbook: A Guide for the Purchasing and Supply Professional
The purchasing and supply function has emerged from the shadows.
As senior management executives around the world recognize the importance of each expenditure, and its subsequent impact on every level of their organization, purchasing and supply has become a major source of increased profits for today's corporations. Recognizing this, numerous well-established companies--including IBM, Weyerhaeuser, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and others--have today established Chief Purchasing Officer (CPO) positions.
For more than three decades, THE PURCHASING HANDBOOK has been a staple reference for purchasing and supply professionals around the world.
Chapters written by over 100 top authorities provide in-depth, authoritative coverage of each topic, and allow professionals to make confident, informed decisions in virtually any area of purchasing and supply.
This updated, expanded 6th Edition--with 20 new chapters--contains not only the basic information every manager needs to know but also the current information and research that every manager MUST know for procurement in the next century. A partial listing of topics covered includes: Globalization; Industry consolidation; Technological advancements; Supply chain synchronization; E-commerce and the Internet; Virtual value networks; Strategic versus tactical procurement; Supplier integration; Collaboration planning and execution; Supply strategy development; Ethics and responsibility; Supplier price and cost analysis; Purchasing and supply negotiations; Purchasing of raw materials and commodities; Marketplace intelligence; Re-engineering; Human resource management; Total cost of ownership; Inventory management; Legal aspects of purchasing; Investment recovery.
The first decade of the 21st century promises to bring an explosion in the technologies, strategies, and nuts-and-bolts applications of purchasing and supply management. THE PURCHASING HANDBOOK, SIXTH EDITION takes an innovative look at these future trends and issues--while delivering today's most accurate, up-to-date purchasing and supply information and making existing principles easy to understand and apply. This combination of essential reference information and eye-opening research findings makes it unmatched as a professional resource--and essential for every purchasing manager's professional collection.
The Purchasing Chessboard: 64 Methods to Reduce Cost and Increase Value with Suppliers
The “golden” age of purchasing, in which it was relatively easy to achieve annual cost reductions of between one and three percent, has come to an end.
The major reasons for this are the consolidation in many supplier markets, rising energy costs, and growing resource consumption in many emerging markets such as China.
To support companies that need to master the challenges in purchasing and achieve significant value propositions, the authors have developed the Purchasing ChessboardTM.
The Purchasing ChessboardTM provides a suitable purchasing strategy for every constellation of buying power and selling power.
Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
Gain a thorough understanding of the critical role of purchasing in the supply chain with one of today's leading-edge strategy and purchasing books--
PURCHASING AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT, 5E.
This turnkey solution provides current and complete coverage that makes it not only a useful book, but also a valuable professional reference tool. This edition presents the most recent critical developments in the field as well as the impact of the recent recession and ongoing business uncertainty on today's supply chain. This leading author team draws from firsthand experience and their relationships with executives and practitioners worldwide to present numerous cases, memorable examples, and unique insights that enable readers to better understand today's purchasing process.
Global Supply Chain Management and International Logistics
The development of international trade is driven by international logistics and management and the provision of the global supply chain. The ultimate objective of global supply chain management is to link the market place, distribution network, manufacturing/processing/assembly process, and procurement activity in such a way that customers are serviced at a higher level yet lower cost. Overall this has introduced a new breed of management in a computer literate environment operating in a global infrastructure.
Addressing this complex topic, Alan Branch's new book fulfills two clear objectives:
- to provide a concise, standard work on the subject, written in lucid language that embraces all the ingredients of a notoriously complex subject with a strategic focus - to extol best practices and focus on all areas of the industrial and consumer sectors and their interface with changing international market needs.
Until now, no book dedicated to international logistics and supply chain management was available. Practically-oriented, this book features numerous case studies and diagrams from logistic operators. An ideal resource for management students, academics and managers who need a succinct treatment of global operations, Branch's book skillfully illustrates his ideas in practice. It is a book which should be on the shelf of every practitioner and student of the subject.