Purchasing Principles and Management

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Financial Times Prentice Hall, 2005 - Business & Economics - 427 pages
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"Purchasing Principles and Management" provides comprehensive coverage of this dynamic subject area in a single book. A clear and easy to read guide based on current good practice, it also explores the latest developments in ideas and approach.

""Essential reading for the practitioner or student of the subject - this book remains the standard text." -" "Professor Peter Hines, Cardiff University."

The four sections cover every aspect of purchasing:

  • Objectives and organisation - focuses on strategic themes, and the scope of purchasing activity
  • Key considerations - covers essential tactical issues, including quality and price
  • Specialised aspects - deals with activities and applications, including the latest developments in new technology and e-commerce
  • Systems and Control - highlights personnel and performance, and explores the future direction of purchasing.

'Practice Notes' throughout the text help the reader apply the concepts to commercial and industrial practice across all sectors and this ninth edition includes improved coverage of Supply Chain Management and addresses international issues throughout.

Peter Baily, former Chief Examiner for CIPS
David Farmer, Henley Management College
David Jessop, formerly University of Glamorgan
David Jones, Blackburn College

""Nobody reading this text will be in any doubt that purchasing and supply are core to the business strategy of an organisation. This is an excellent text that should be required reading for students and managers alike" - Steve Brown Professor of Operations Management, University of Exeter "

"Purchasing Principles and Management" is published in association with the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS), which is the central reference point for the purchasing and supply profession. Details about courses, conferences and other services are available at www.cips.org

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