Purchasing and Supply Chain Management: Analysis, Planning and Practice / Edition 2 available in Paperback
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Over the past few years purchasing and supply management has been increasingly accepted as a key area for the improvement of a companyÂ'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.
About the Author
Prof. Dr. Arjan J. van Weele holds the NEVI-Chair in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management at Eindhoven University of Technology, Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences (IE&IS). He has extensive experience in teaching, research and consultancy and has written numerous articles and books in the areas of strategic management, business logistics and purchasing and supply chain management. In 2003 he received the Hans OvelgÃ¶nne Award from the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM) for his outstanding academic contribution in the area of purchasing and supply management.
Table of Contents
Introduction. PART 1: ANALYSIS. 1. The Role of Purchasing in the Supply Chain. 2. Industrial Buying Behaviour: Decision Making in Purchasing. 3. The Purchasing Process: The Buyers Role. 4. Markets and Products. 5. The Purchasing Management Process. PART 2: PLANNING. 6. Purchasing Market Research. 7. Purchasing and Business Strategy. 8. Sourcing Strategy: Getting Better Results from Suppliers. 9. Purchasing and Supply Strategy, Electronic Market Places and E-Procurement. 10. Purchasing Engineering and Quality Control. 11. Purchasing and Supply Chain Management. 12. Getting Organised for Purchasing. 13. Purchasing Performance Measurement. PART 3: PRACTICE. 14. Supplier Assessment: Cost Approaches and Techniques. 15. Negotiating Techniques and Rules of Conduct. 16. The Purchasing Function in Trade and Retail Companies. 17. Buying in a Facilities Environment. 18. Public Procurement and EC Directives. Summary & Assignments. Bibliography. Index.