Introducing readers to the key principles underlying purchasing and supply chain management, this text provides them with an in-depth discussion of purchasing and supply issues both from a strategic and managerial perspective.
Prepared specifically for the requirements of European, Middle Eastern and African students, Purchasing and Supply Chain Management is a dynamic new textbook that explores the major strategic role of purchasing and supply chain management. Covering the full spectrum of global business, including examples of both good and bad practice, Donald Waters joins an authoritative author team to provide a balanced and logical guide to purchasing in todaya s fast-paced world. New topics include strong coverage of ethics and green procurement, a greater focus on the management behind purchasing and supply and more in-depth discussion of e-procurement, supplier development and emerging practices.
Over the past few years purchasing and supply management has been increasingly accepted as a key area for the improvement of a companyÃ‚'s competitive advantage. Purchasing and Supply Chain Management introduces the reader to the key principles underlying purchasing and supply management. It provides them with an in-depth discussion of purchasing and supply issues both from a strategic and managerial perspective. Views on purchasing issues are, when possible, illustrated with research results from national and international specialist literature. This new edition includes new material on the value of the Internet for purchasing market research, developing new leveraged purchasing strategies and portfolio management, how to get better results from suppliers, developing cost models and procurement and the EC-Directives.
The authors take an integrated approach, drawing on the many disciplines - from ethics and human resources to supply, sourcing and strategy - that all contribute to a full knowledge of purchasing practice and techniques.
A Comprehensive Guide to Construction Supply Chain Management Develop a highly efficient construction supply chain management (CSCM) solution that decreases risk and increases profitability. This authoritative volume provides proven strategies for the lean construction approach, including just-in-time purchasing, supplier evaluation, subcontractor selection, subcontractor relationship management, equipment acquisition, information sharing, and project quality management. There are numerous illustrations and ready-to-use forms-and a step-by-step economic evaluation for equipment acquisition. Construction Purchasing and Supply Chain Management explains how to achieve maximum integration with upstream and downstream supply chain members using the latest technologies. You will be able to establish a strategic CSCM framework to meet the budgetary and scheduling goals of any project. This comprehensive, step-by-step guide to CSCM is useful for project owners, design engineers, architects, prime contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and construction managers involved in construction projects throughout the world. Discover how to: Ensure the on-time and cost-effective delivery of materials,equipment, and services Effectively negotiate with suppliers and subcontractors Manage superior subcontractor and supplier relationships Evaluate and select suppliers based on their value-added capabilities Analyze and negotiate subcontracting services Plan for, purchase, and lease construction equipment Leverage technology, safety measures, and information sharing to increase productivity and profitability Understand the components of horizontal and vertical construction supply chain operating models
PURCHASING AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT, 4rd Edition is a turnkey solution for providing current and thorough coverage for this critical area of the supply chain. This book is not only a text but a reference as well, and is established as one of the leading-edge strategy and purchasing books. You’ll gain contextual insights and knowledge into the strategies, processes, and practices of purchasing through use of the many cases and examples. Because of their relationships with executives and practitioners worldwide, the authors are able to present unique and up-to-date insights that lead to greater understanding of the purchasing process. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Introducing readers to the key principles underlying purchasing and supply chain management, this text provides them with an in-depth discussion of purchasing and supply issues both from a strategic and managerial perspective. This edition features new chapters and an updated companion website.
This book clearly presents emerging concepts and strategies for managing a modern procurement and supply chain function in both public and private sector organizations in a competent and professional manner.
This is the ground-breaking new book for aspiring purchasing and supply chain leaders and anyone with a keen interest in this rapidly evolving field. For too long business has focused on short-term cost advantages through low-cost country sourcing with little regard for the longer-term implications of global sustainability. As the first book to fully address the environmental, social and economic challenges of how companies manage purchasing and supply chains, it aims to inspire the development of current and future purchasing and supply chain leaders. In addition to explaining the basic principles and processes of both purchasing and supply chain management, the book evaluates how to develop strategic and sustainable purchasing and supply chain management. A key message is that purchasing and supply chain management needs to focus on value creation rather than cost cutting. This requires the development of completely new purchasing and supply chain models that involve closed-loop supply structures, supply chain transparency and collaboration with new stakeholders in traditional sourcing and supply chain processes. Aimed at students, educators and practitioners the book integrates sustainability into each chapter as a core element of purchasing and supply chain management. Incorporating case studies from industry into each chapter, the book strikes a balance between theoretical frameworks and guidelines for implementation in practice.