Proactive Purchasing in the Supply Chain: The Key to World-Class Procurement (eBook)

Proactive Purchasing in the Supply Chain: The Key to World-Class Procurement
By:Petcavage, Sheila; Pinkerton, Richard; Burt, David;
Pub Date:December 6th 2011
Format:Electronic book text 512 pages
Other Formats: View Print Details
ISBN:0071770623 / 9780071770620
Your Price:$86.00 ADD TO CART
More Information




Main description

Transform purchasing operations from reactive to proactive supply management

Written for purchasing managers, Proactive Purchasing in the Supply Chain reveals how to use the latest and best procurement practices to help your organization maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of its supply chain. The ability of purchasing to dramatically increase return on investment, reduce costs, improve quality, and shorten time to market is highlighted throughout this practical guide.

Essential topics such as legal issues, green purchasing, negotiation, ethics, price-cost analysis, production-inventory control, purchasing risk management, sourcing, and demand-logistics management are addressed. Real-world case studies in each chapter demonstrate the strategies presented in the book. A detailed planning model for implementing these world-class procurement methods is also contained in this definitive resource.

The authors combine extensive industry, educational, research, and consulting experience to cover topics such as:

  • The latest "best-in-class" purchasing methods, tools, procedures, and systems
  • Price-cost analyses and how to fight price increases
  • How to organize the purchasing department to achieve maximum value added in the supply chain
  • Green purchasing
  • Purchasing risk management programs and procedures
  • How to separate strategic from tactical buying
  • Step-by-step checklists for major purchasing functions
  • How to overcome obstacles
  • Forecasting methods for demand management
  • How to transform the purchasing department from a cost center to a value-added operation
  • Social responsibility and ethical issues
  • Planning steps and basic management skills
  • Preparation for relevant certification programs


Table of contents


Backcover

Author Information

Downloads & Resources

Downloads



Related Products

Owl Image

Date: Apr 29th, 2016
Your Price: $175.00
Owl Image

Date: Mar 28th, 2016
Your Price: $120.00
Owl Image

Date: Oct 26th, 2015
Your Price: $150.00
Owl Image

Date: Feb 12th, 2015
Your Price: $140.00
Owl Image

Date: Feb 5th, 2015
Your Price: $130.00
Owl Image

Date: Jan 28th, 2015
Your Price: $125.00
Owl Image

Date: Jan 22nd, 2015
Your Price: $125.00
Owl Image

Date: Dec 10th, 2014
Your Price: $130.00
Owl Image

Date: Dec 5th, 2014
Your Price: $30.00
Owl Image

Date: Nov 27th, 2014
Your Price: $30.00
Owl Image

Date: Nov 4th, 2014
Your Price: $103.00
Owl Image

Date: Oct 22nd, 2014
Your Price: $103.00
Owl Image

Date: Oct 20th, 2014
Your Price: $130.00
Owl Image

Date: Sep 29th, 2014
Your Price: $130.00
Owl Image

Date: Sep 12th, 2014
Your Price: $130.00