Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-07-20
  • Publisher: South-Western College Pub
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Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, 3rd 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 now established as one of the leading-edge strategy and purchasing books. Students 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. Purchasing and Supply Chain Management provides a hands-on, applied approach that has been thoroughly tested with student audiences to ensure learning success.

Author Biography

Robert B. Handfield is the Bank of America Distinguished University Professor of Supply Chain Management in the College of Management at North Carolina State University.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Purchasing and SupplyChain Management
Purchasing Operations And Structure
The Purchasing Process
Purchasing Policy and Procedures
Purchasing and Supplier Integration for Competitive Advantage
Purchasing and Supply Chain Organization
Strategic Sourcing
Purchasing and Category/Commodity Strategy Development
Supplier Evaluation and Selection
Supplier Quality Management
Supplier Management and Development: Creating a World-Class Supply Base
Global Sourcing
Strategic Sourcing Processes
Strategic Cost Management
Purchasing andSupply Chain Analysis: Tools and Techniques
EffectiveNegotiations: Preparation and Execution
Contracting:Developing and Managing Effective Contracts
Purchasing Lawand Ethics
Critical Supply Chain Elements
Managing Supply Chain Inventory and Delivering Perfect CustomerOrders
Purchasing Services
Supply Chain Informationand E-Systems
Sourcing and Supply Performance Measurementand Evaluation
Future Directions
Purchasingand Supply Chain Changes and Trends
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