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Purchasing and Supply Chain Management



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The Second Edition of Purchasing and Supply Management focuses on the next generation of professionals as it outlines the most current methods in purchasing and supply chain management. With W.C. Benton's step-by-step approach, both students and professionals can gain analytical purchasing skills. Real case studies and exercises help students transform purchasing theory into purchasing practice and implementation. Some of the topics include purchasing business processes, price cost analysis, professional services, and transportation, global, and healthcare purchasing.Dr. Benton has published more than one hundred articles in the areas of purchasing management, inventory control, supply chain management, quality assurance, and materials management. He has been ranked #1 out of 753 quality and quantity researchers in operations management, has served as a consultant for IBM, RCA, Frigidaire, and state Departments of Transportation, among others, and is the founder of the Purchasing and Supply Management Association (PSMA) at the Fisher College of Business.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Purchasing and Supply Management
Purchasing and Supply Management
Purchasing Decisions and Business Strategy
The Legal Aspects of Purchasing
Materials Management
Materials Management
Inventory Management
Just-In-Time (Lean) Purchasing
Purchasing Procedures, E-Purchasing, and Systems Contracting
Fundamentals of Purchasing and Supply Management
Supplier Selection and Evaluation
Strategic Outsourcing
Global Sourcing
Purchasing, Supply Partnerships, and Supply Chain Power
Total Quality Management (TQM) and Purchasing
Price/Cost Analysis and Negotiation Strategies
Price Determination
Bargaining and Negotiations
Special Purchasing Application
Purchasing Transportation Services
Equipment Acquisition and Disposal
Healthcare Purchasing and Supply Management
Procuring Professional Services
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