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ISBN-13 9780133449075ISBN-10 0133449076
ISBN-10 0133449017ISBN-13 9780133449013
Author(s): Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, Wendy Tate
Publisher: Pearson FT Press
Copyright year: © 2014 Pages: 176

Strong supply management and procurement processes can provide organizations with a sustainable competitive advantage through lower costs, higher quality, and better service for both internal and external customers. Now, there’s an authoritative and comprehensive guide to best-practice supply management and procurement processes and operations for any organization. Co-authored by a leading expert alongside the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), this reference focuses on the key principles, strategies, and decisions required to implement and optimize all procurement processes and operations. Coverage includes: 

  • Basic supply management concepts, purposes, and goals; linkages between procurement and other business functions; day-to-day transactional and long-term strategic activities; direct and indirect spend; buying methods, and more

  • Key elements, processes, and interactions, including category analysis, supplier screening and selection, contract negotiation and management, supplier relationship management, and supplier performance evaluation

  • Principles/strategies for establishing efficient, effective, and sustainable operations: sourcing strategy, teams, supplier rationalization and optimization, global sourcing, outsourcing, law, codes of conduct, and sustainability

  • The key roles and value of technology, including software for spend analysis, competitive bidding, eProcurement, eSourcing, auctions/reverse auctions, contract compliance, performance management, and emerging innovations

  • Requirements and challenges of global sourcing, including insource vs. outsource decisions; TCO analysis; risk management and mitigation; negotiations, and supplier contract compliance in global environments

  • Best practices for assessing performance using standard metrics and frameworks, including KPIs, tradeoff analysis, scorecarding, dashboards, and exception management