Purchasing and Supply Chain Management: Analysis, Planning and Practice

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Thomson Learning, 2002 - Business logistics - 363 pages
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Over the past few years purchasing and supply management has been increasingly accepted as a key area for the improvement of a companyƂ's competitive advantage. Purchasing and Supply Chain Management introduces the reader to the key principles underlying purchasing and supply management. It provides them with an in-depth discussion of purchasing and supply issues both from a strategic and managerial perspective. Views on purchasing issues are, when possible, illustrated with research results from national and international specialist literature. This new edition includes new material on the value of the Internet for purchasing market research, developing new leveraged purchasing strategies and portfolio management, how to get better results from suppliers, developing cost models and procurement and the EC-Directives.

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Contents

The role of purchasing in the supply chain
3
Industrial buying behaviour decision making in purchasing
27
the buyers role
51
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About the author (2002)

Arjan van Weele holds the NEVI-Chair on Purchasing and Supply Chain Management both at Eindhoven University of Technology, Faculty of Technology Management and Nyenrode University, Center for Supply Chain Management, The Netherlands.

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