Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

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Financial Times/Prentice Hall, 2006 - Business & Economics - 709 pages
Table of Contents Table of Contents Pt. 1 Introduction and strategy 1 1 What is purchasing? 3 2 Strategy and strategic procurement 30 3 Logistics and supply chains 84 4 Structure and supply chains 121 5 Purchasing structure and design 157 6 Purchasing procedures 182 Pt. 2 Strategy, tactics and operations 1 : purchasing factors 221 7 Supplier relationships 223 8 Purchasing : product innovation, supplier involvement and development 243 9 Specifying and managing product quality 265 10 Matching supply with demand 315 11 Sourcing and the management of suppliers 366 12 Buying at the right price 434 Pt. 3 Strategy, tactics and operations 2 : buying situations 461 13 Contrasting approaches to supply 463 14 Buying from overseas 513 Pt. 4 Strategy, tactics and operations 3 : negotiation, support tools and performance 545 15 Negotiation 547 16 Support tools 575 17 Purchasing research, performance and ethics 629 App. 1 Personal ethical code of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) 683 App. 2 Principles and standards of purchasing practice (ISM) 685.

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This i quite simple to understand book. it covered so many aspects of purchasing and it is universal especially here in Africa

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