Purchasing and Supply Chain Management: Analysis, Planning and Practice
Over the past few years purchasing and supply management has been increasingly accepted as a key area for the improvement of a companyĆ‚'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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The role of purchasing in the supply chain
Industrial buying behaviour decision making in purchasing
the buyers role
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agreement Alcatel analysis approach assessment audit budget business chain business units buyer changes chapter commodity company's competitive components consumer contract cost price cross-functional cross-functional teams DAF Trucks discussed E-Procurement electronic market places engineering equipment evaluation example factors Figure important improvement industrial integrated investment invoice involved lead logistics major manufacturing materials requirements planning Memo negotiations number of suppliers operating organizational problems product development programme purchase order purchasing and supply purchasing decisions purchasing department purchasing function purchasing manager purchasing market research purchasing organization purchasing performance purchasing policy purchasing process purchasing strategy purchasing's quality control raw materials reduce repair and operating request for quotation responsible result risk role situation sourcing specific stage standards structure supplier selection supply chain management supply management supply market supply strategies tasks teams technical transaction turnover value chain