Best Practice Procurement: Public and Private Sector Perspectives

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Gower Publishing, Ltd., 2001 - Social Science - 257 pages
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Best practice procurement is a key contributor to any organization s strategic goals, but requirements and experience differ between sectors: this book provides a range of perspectives on subjects central to improving purchasing performance across public and private, manufacturing and service sectors. Consisting of five Parts: cents Supply chain management; cents Outsourcing and partnership; cents Organization and management; cents Electronic commerce; and cents Performance evaluation, this book comprises a range of cutting-edge, refereed contributions from the 1999 International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association meeting. The authors combine both leading academics and key professionals from organizations leading the way in challenging current approaches to procurement practice. The bringing together of the worlds of research and business provides the opportunity to present evidence grounded in valid theory and methodology in order to develop better practice as transferable strategies and techniques, rather than one-off, quick fix solutions . Best Practice Procurement will appeal to anyone working or studying in a procurement-related function to whom a deeper understanding of how to improve procurement s contribution to the achievement of organizations strategic goals is import
 

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Contents

Power cost and value appropriation in the publishing supply and value chain
13
tools of engagement
33
Introduction
53
Supplier classification as an enabler for a differentiated purchasing strategy
73
the need for a contingency model
82
an empirical investigation of
90
Introduction
103
Getting to the fundamentals in procurement training
116
The strategic contribution of ecommerce to MRO procurement
160
Supporting decentralized supplier management by publishing tenders on
169
Making use of Internet technology to achieve lean management in the West
177
Purchasing consortia and Internet technology
184
Introduction
195
Purchasing performance in the UKs Higher Education sector functional
207
practices of Polish companies in
220
do they work
230

A crosssector comparison of purchasing team use
127
A quart from a pint pot? Developing the effective use of purchasing
136
Introduction
145
a food
238
Index
251
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Andrew Erridge is Professor of Public Policy and Management at the University of Ulster, where he runs courses in strategic procurement management and carries out research mainly on public procurement. His publications include books on purchasing competences and managing purchasing. He is a committee member and former chair of IPSERA. Ruth Fee is a Lecturer in Government in the School of Public Policy, Economics and Law at the University of Ulster. Her teaching and research interests are in public procurement law and policy, and European law and policy. John McIlroy has a Postgraduate Diploma in Purchasing and Supply Management from the University of Ulster. He has worked as a researcher in public procurement at the University of Ulster and has published articles on supply chain strategy, competitive tendering and electronic procurement. He is now working for an Internet company providing information and electronic commerce services to local government.

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