Managing Purchasing shows how to: master the planning process by determining short-term and long-term operational and strategic needs, and outlining specific purchasing strategies; control the purchasing function to ensure its conformance to pre-specified performance expectation and evaluate the continued viability of the plan through the next cycle.
Table of ContentsIntroduction.The Administrative Paperwork. The Administrative System. Planning and Forecasting. Budgets and Cash Concepts. Organizing and Organization. Staffing. Directing: Leadership and Communication. Controlling and Evaluating. The Role of the Purchasing Professional: The Challenges Ahead.