Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
Taking an integrated approach to the supply chain and purchasing process, this comprehensive book draws upon the many disciplines that affect the purchasing and supply chain, and that contribute to a full knowledge of purchasing practice and techniques.
Clearly written and covering a wide range of information, models and definitions, this book is an ideal overall resource for any course in Purchasing or Supply Chain Management. The contents clearly cover the syllabus of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply at both the Foundation and Professional stages and the text will provide a quick source of reference for practitioners on many aspects of purchasing and supply.
Table of Content
Part I: Introduction and Strategy
Part II: Strategy, Tactics and Operations (1): Purchasing Factors
- What is purchasing?
- Strategy and strategic procurement
- Logistics and supply chains
- Structure and supply chains
- Purchasing structure and design
- Purchasing procedures
Part III: Strategy, Tactics and Operations (2): Buying Situations
- Supplier relationships
- Purchasing: product innovation, supplier involvement and development
- Specifying and managing product quality
- Matching supply with demand
- Sourcing and the management of suppliers
- Buying at the right price
Part IV: Strategy, Tactics and Operations (3): Negotiation, Support Tools and Performance
- Contrasting approaches to supply
- Buying from overseas
- Support tools
- Purchasing research, performance and ethics
- Cases and discussion questions enable students to think critically and debate real scenarios.
- Comprehensive glossary for quick reference.
- The biggest revision and update for many years
- More strategic coverage, in line with the CIPS course syllabus.
- Increased international coverage to broaden students¿ perspective and knowledge.
- More information on topics such as HRM, enabling students to debate and understand how they relate to the purchasing and supply chain process.