Gower Handbook of Purchasing Management

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Gower Publishing, Ltd., 2002 - Business & Economics - 389 pages
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The revised third edition of the Gower Handbook and Supply Management views procurement as standing on the boundary of the firm, looking outwards and scanning the environment for new opportunities and threats. In this respect, as in many others, the new edition is quite different from the previous two, reflecting the many changes that have taken place for businesses over the years. In particular this edition has been slimmed down and focused to assist the reader by working systematically outwards using a purchasing lens to view the wider business world. The aim is to show the potential contribution that purchasing can make as a driver for organizational efficiency and business development. It is this latter requirement, the need for purchasing to generate revenue, that has been identified as being ever more prominent as a demand on purchasing directors' time and effort.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Purchasing strategy process
23
Organizing the purchasing function
37
Managing a portfolio of supplier relationships
51
Financial aspects of purchasing
75
Purchasing and costing
97
Purchasing logistics and supply chain management
117
Tactical and Operational Applications in Purchasing Management
141
Purchasing research
237
Countertrade
263
Evidencebased Practice in Purchasing Management
291
Buying IT
313
Purchasing in the Higher Education sector
329
Purchasing transportation
343
Purchasing in the construction sector
359
Further reading
369

opportunities and caveats
159
Purchasing and knowledge management
195
Ethical issues in purchasing
223

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