Best Practice Procurement: Public and Private Sector Perspectives

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Andrew Erridge, Ruth Fee, John McIlroy
Gower Publishing, Ltd., 2001 - Social Science - 257 pages
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Annotation Academics and professionals provide perspectives on improving purchasing performance across public and private manufacturing and service sectors. Major themes are supply chain management, outsourcing and partnership, organization and management, electronic commerce, and performance evaluation. Some topics include environmental purchasing, the impact of electronic commerce on purchasing in the supply chain, and purchasing performance in the UK's higher education sector. Based on papers presented at the March 1999 8th Annual International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association Conference held in Belfast and Dublin. Erridge teaches public policy and management at the University of Ulster. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).
  

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Contents

Power cost and value appropriation in the publishing supply and value chain
13
tools of engagement
33
Introduction
53
Supplier classification as an enabler for a differentiated purchasing strategy
73
the need for a contingency model
82
an empirical investigation of
90
Introduction
103
Getting to the fundamentals in procurement training
116
The strategic contribution of ecommerce to MRO procurement
160
Supporting decentralized supplier management by publishing tenders on
169
Making use of Internet technology to achieve lean management in the West
177
Purchasing consortia and Internet technology
184
Introduction
195
Purchasing performance in the UKs Higher Education sector functional
207
practices of Polish companies in
220
do they work
230

A crosssector comparison of purchasing team use
127
A quart from a pint pot? Developing the effective use of purchasing
136
Introduction
145
a food
238
Index
251
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