The CPO: Transforming Procurement in the Real World
Apress, Nov 14, 2012 - Business & Economics - 250 pages
In the novel The CPO: Transforming Procurement in the Real World, we meet Thomas Sutter, a German-American living in Dusseldorf and working as a procurement manager for a major global automobile manufacturer, Autowerke. On a chance encounter while flying to Chicago, he meets the CEO of Heartland, a major food company in the U.S. Sutter impresses the CEO with his knowledge and, after a whirlwind courtship, he joins Heartland as its new Chief Procurement Officer, based in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
The CPO is a book for ambitious buyers, procurement managers, and C-level executives. CEOs will read it to have an understanding of how procurement transformation supports the strategic goals of the company, CFOs will read it to know what the return on procurement transformation could be, CPOs will read it to learn new methods and metrics and how to put them into profitable practices. It's also for those who want to enjoy a good book while learning how to transform their private lives along with their careers and the companies they work for.
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Frankfurt to Chicago
Sunday Night Back in Chicago
Late Night Phone Call to Heidi
Advice from Dan Schaeffler
Working It Out
Two Disgruntled Heartland Consolidated Industries Procurement Executives
Have We Done the Right Thing?
Getting Into It
Route to Nirvana
The Yacht Trip
The Horse Race
Laura Achieves Guru Status
Annual Heartland Consolidated Industries Spring Party
A Day in Thomass Life at Heartland Consolidated Industries
In Rosss Office
Enter John McGrath
Capture the Hearts and Minds of the People
Moments of Truth
Go for Gold Is Born
Planning the Strategy Summit
Just Virtual Savings?
It Is Not Just About Savings
Launching the New Procurement Organization
Its Not About Penny Pinching
The Training Plan
Professional Success and Private Disaster
The Heart Attack
Looking Into the Future