Proactive Purchasing in the Supply Chain The Key to World Class Procurement

Author: David Burt
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071770623
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Transform purchasing operations from reactive to proactive supply management Written for purchasing managers, Proactive Purchasing in the Supply Chain reveals how to use the latest and best procurement practices to help your organization maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of its supply chain. The ability of purchasing to dramatically increase return on investment, reduce costs, improve quality, and shorten time to market is highlighted throughout this practical guide. Essential topics such as legal issues, green purchasing, negotiation, ethics, price-cost analysis, production-inventory control, purchasing risk management, sourcing, and demand-logistics management are addressed. Real-world case studies in each chapter demonstrate the strategies presented in the book. A detailed planning model for implementing these world-class procurement methods is also contained in this definitive resource. The authors combine extensive industry, educational, research, and consulting experience to cover topics such as: The latest "best-in-class" purchasing methods, tools, procedures, and systems Price-cost analyses and how to fight price increases How to organize the purchasing department to achieve maximum value added in the supply chain Green purchasing Purchasing risk management programs and procedures How to separate strategic from tactical buying Step-by-step checklists for major purchasing functions How to overcome obstacles Forecasting methods for demand management How to transform the purchasing department from a cost center to a value-added operation Social responsibility and ethical issues Planning steps and basic management skills Preparation for relevant certification programs

World Class Supply Management

Author: David N. Burt
ISBN: 9780071124386
Format: PDF, Docs
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Presents a practical framework for students to apply how firms actually manage the enterprise-wide functions of purchasing and supply in business environment. This edition explains purchasing and supply management in the context of the supply chain. It aims to reflect the realities of purchasing and supply management in the digital age.

The Supply Chain Management Casebook

Author: Chuck Munson
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0133367231
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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30 up-to-date case studies illuminate every aspect of modern supply chain management • Risk management, analytics, global supply chain issues, and much more • Innovative processes, technologies, strategies, and tactics • An indispensable resource for both students and practitioners This casebook brings together 30 focused cases addressing virtually every aspect of supply chain management, from procurement to warehousing, strategy to risk management, IT to supplier selection and ethics. A global team of contributors presents key challenges in industries ranging from pharmaceuticals to fashion and previews issues ranging from the “limits of lean” to the potential of 3-D printing. Cases vary in length and complexity, offering maximum flexibility to both instructors and readers; a convenient table provides fast access to specific topics. Qualitative cases are supported by relevant discussion questions and sample responses; quantitative cases are supported by completed numerical solutions, and, where applicable, associated spreadsheets.

The Procurement Game Plan

Author: Charles Dominick
Publisher: J. Ross Publishing
ISBN: 1604270675
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This valuable guide is an entertaining read due to the analogies made to various sports. It provides an easy to follow game plan and strategies for procurement and supply management professionals to improve supplier relationships, secure measurable cost reductions, achieve operational effectiveness and efficiency, and positively impact margins and competitiveness for their organizations. The authors use real-world scenarios and examples to make the procurement and supply management principles and concepts more relevant and easy to understand. They present guidelines, techniques, and tools for converting a transaction-based reactive function into a proactive and powerful strategic contributor, and include practical advice on selecting the right and effective organizational design. This book offers the guidance needed to take the procurement professionals career and department to the next level. It is ideal for self-learning, training, a classroom instruction.

Purchasing Advantage Running a World Class Purchasing Organization

Author: Omid Ghamami
ISBN: 9780557590070
Format: PDF, Kindle
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If you want purchasing theory, research, or pie-in-the-sky supply chain concepts that leave you wondering what to do differently when you get back to your desk, this book isn't for you. If you want antiquated psychological leverage techniques that force suppliers to agree to your one sided demands - popularized by some of the biggest names in negotiation training - this book also isn't for you. Packed with process steps, templates, & best practices that have been painstakingly gathered over 20 years, you will know *exactly* what to do differently when you get back to your desk. Key focus areas include TCO analysis, win-win negotiations, sourcing models, complex negotiation pitfalls, key elements of purchasing contract law, and the process of preparing for & holding negotiations that crack cases. You could spend 20 years trying to gather this information yourself, or you can make these world class strategies a part of your arsenal right now by ordering a copy of this internationally acclaimed book.

The Procurement and Supply Manager s Desk Reference

Author: Fred Sollish
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118238494
Format: PDF, Docs
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Every supply manager's essential desktop tool with in-depth, authoritative coverage of each topic Leaving no stone unturned in covering all aspects of the procurement and sourcing functions, The Procurement and Supply Manager's Desk Reference, Second Edition is filled with everything every organization needs to know about the key roles and responsibilities of a procurement professional. Presented logically to match the flow of the procurement and sourcing functions, the book is filled with practical aids such as step-by-step guides to each segment of the process, as well as checklists and customizable forms. The new edition of this essential book provides an easy-to-use road map for the procurement and supply manager in the new millennium. Coverage on how to select suppliers and measure performance Reveals the easiest way to drive continuous improvement in the supply base Features tips on providing value to the organization Helps you identify those strategies that will work best for your business for years to come Written for the worldwide profession of procurement and supply management, The Procurement and Supply Manager's Desk Reference, Second Edition offers detailed coverage and tips with an eye toward incorporating proactive strategies and best practices.

Common Sense Purchasing

Author: Tom DePaoli
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781594572500
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Common Sense Purchasing reveals the real life lessons learned from a purchasing professional who has seen every purchasing job level from junior buyer to vice president. Purchasing is the art of relationships and trust building that requires deft handling. Dr. Tom DePaoli has led numerous efforts to reengineer purchasing and has successfully negotiated international supply agreements. He provides poignant insights into what really works in purchasing and separates the theory that doesn't work from the practical aspects that were very successful in his career. Dr. Tom uses many of his original sayings and hard knock lessons to help purchasing professionals get it right.

Developing Tailored Supply Strategies

Author: Nancy Y. Moore
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833041207
Format: PDF, ePub
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Purchased goods and services are an increasingly large proportion of public and private enterprise budgets. Historically, purchased goods and services have accounted for less than a third of an enterprise's budget, but today many enterprises spend more than two-thirds of their budgets on purchased goods and services. Similarly, the Air Force and the Department of Defense (DoD) spend nearly half their budgets for purchased goods and services and an additional sixth on weapon procurement (with only a third going to military and civilian personnel costs). (See pp. 1-6.) Because of the growing importance of purchasing, many enterprises have sought to develop supply strategies for their purchased goods and services. This monograph is intended as a resource for procurement personnel developing supply strategies for the Air Force or DoD. It does not analyze current military procurement practices but rather synthesizes academic, business, and professional literature on developing and applying supply strategies. Its core is a synthesis of nearly a dozen different processes found in the literature.