Purchasing and Supply Management

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McGraw-Hill Companies,Incorporated, Jun 20, 2006 - Business & Economics - 496 pages
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This first edition text, written by Dr. W.C. Benton, the Dean’s Distinguished Research Professor of Operations and Systems Management at Ohio State University, outlines the most current methods in purchasing and supply chain management. With his step-by-step approach, both students and professionals can gain analytical purchasing skills. Real case studies and exercises help students transform purchasing theory into purchasing practice and implementation. Some of the topics include purchasing business processes, price cost analysis, professional services, and transportation, global, and healthcare purchasing. Dr. Benton has published more than one hundred articles in the areas of purchasing management, inventory control, supply chain management, quality assurance, and materials management. He has been ranked #1 out of 753 quality and quantity researchers in operations management, has served as a consultant for IBM, RCA, Frigidaire, and state Departments of Transportation, among others, and is the founder of the Purchasing and Supply Management Association (PSMA) at the Fisher College of Business.

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W.C. Benton, Ph.D., is the Edwin Dodd Professor of Management and the Dean's Distinguished Research Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management at The Ohio State University.

Linda F. McHenry, Esq., is Vice President and COO for Benton and Associates.

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