Strategic Procurement: Organising Suppliers and Supply Chains for Competitive Advantage
Most organizations, regardless of industry, spend more money on suppliers than they do on employing their staff. Written for the non-procurement expert, Strategic Procurement explores the 'why' and 'what' of good procurement rather than the 'how.' It explains why you should focus your efforts on this previously neglected area of business and rich rewards, where P&L impact is relatively painless and immediate, where benefit to cost ratios of 10 to 1 are realistic ambitions and in-year payback is possible. It covers all the aspects of strategic procurement, including The role of the executive and the organization in procurement; Primary and secondary supply chains; Cost reduction techniques Making yourself important to suppliers; Sustaining procurement improvement; Keeping procurement on the business agenda Showing you how to cut costs without harming your business and the importance of recognizing supplier relationship management, Strategic Procurement offers real understanding of the true worth of procurement in the boardroom.
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Believe it or not, logistics can be exciting, especially when presented in a flowing, concise essay spiced with case studies and examples from the author’s experience. Procurement specialist Caroline Booth makes her points clearly through great organization, vivid stories and effective charts. While some chapters would benefit from some refined editing, readers can appreciate and implement her message about the importance of procurement. Managers can easily follow Booth’s suggestions on using third-party providers to complement their businesses’ core activities. getAbstract considers this valuable reading for senior executives and supply chain managers who want to elevate the role of procurement and make their firms more profitable.
More about this book:
1 No company is an island
2 Know what your customers value
3 Right first time
4 Know your core
5 Handling the complexity
6 Whats the issue? We can all do procurement
7 Executive sponsorship and priorities
8 Strategy in context
13 Sharing the pain in hard times
14 Avoiding the perils of outsourcing
15 Corporate responsibility
16 Good procurement across the company
17 Becoming important to key suppliers
18 Continuous improvement
19 Reducing total cost
20 Keeping procurement on the agenda
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