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

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December 6, 2011


Electronic book text, 512 pages

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0071770623 / 9780071770620

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A professional implementation guide focusing on certification, the green procurement process, return on investment, logistics, risk management, and social responsibility

Supply Management, now in its 8th edition, has long been a favorite among supply management academics at every level, but has also proven to be extremely useful to professionals in the fields of supply chain management, procurement, project management, purchasing, and quality. Now, Proactive Purchasing in the Supply Chain transforms this classic book into the perfect package for those "in the trenches," with details that show how a company can execute best-in-class procurement, and how to manage production and inventory control. The book also includes critical information on the new product development process to avoid costly design and production mistakes while producing successful engineering, marketing, production, and supply integration.

Written by the most experienced team of authors in the field, with both real-world and academic backgrounds, this book will serve as an excellent study guide for the different certifications offered by the ISM, APICS, ASQC, and ASQ.

Proactive Purchasing in the Supply Chain

  • Includes examples of how design and execution of best-in-class procurement aspects of supply chain policy, procedures, programs, and contracts can make significant increases in return on investment (ROI)
  • Emphasizes ethics, green, and social responsibility as well as global outsourcing
  • Offers detailed coverage of the critical supply management aspects of production and inventory control
  • Gives special attention to demand management, logistics, and incoming material transportation, including forecasting techniques—methods appropriate to procurement needs
  • Includes case studies from such world-class firms as Pepsi-Cola, Parker Hannifin, Oatey, Eaton, Honda, The Cleveland Clinic, and Goodrich Landing Gear
  • Helps save time and money for project managers and developers, regardless of industry
  • Concentrates on total cost of ownership (TCO), and demonstrates the risks of a focus on price
  • Serves as a great study guide for multiple association certifications

Author comments

David N. Burt, Professor Emeritus of Supply Management at the University of San Diego, has more than 50 years in the fields of procurement, supply management, and value network management. He was recognized by the National Association of Purchasing Management as a NAPM Professor in 1992. Dr. Burt's publications include seven books and numerous articles which have appeared in The Journal of Purchasing, Harvard Business Review, MIT'S Sloan Management Review, and others.

Sheila D. Petcavage, is Assistant Professor and Business Coordinator at Cuyahoga Community College Western Campus. She has more than 15 years of purchasing and operations management experience and is an active member of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), where she is the editor of their News Publications. Ms. Petcavage holds the Lifetime Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) Designation.

Richard L. Pinkerton is Professor Emeritus of Marketing and Logistics at California State University, Fresno. A past Dean of the Graduate School of Administration at Capital University in Columbus, OH, he also served as Chair and Business Center Director of the Craig School of Business, California State University at Fresno. He is a Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) with a lifetime designation. Mr. Pinkerton is co-author with Dr. Burt of A Purchasing Manager's Guide to Strategic Proactive Procurement, published by the American Management Association.

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