PURCHASING AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT, 4rd Edition is a turnkey solution for providing current and thorough coverage for this critical area of the supply chain. This book is not only a text but a reference as well, and is established as one of the leading-edge strategy and purchasing books. You'll gain contextual insights and knowledge into the strategies, processes, and practices of purchasing through use of the many cases and examples. Because of their relationships with executives and practitioners worldwide, the authors are able to present unique and up-to-date insights that lead to greater understanding of the purchasing process.
Intended for college and university level courses addressing purchasing, materials management, supply chain management, sourcing management, and similar material, this text presents a managerial perspective on the core tasks and challenges required to manage the purchasing function within the context of an integrated supply chain. The six sections cover introductory material; operational purchasing; strategic sourcing; strategic cost management; supply chain management; and future directions. New to this edition is information on cross-functional teaming; B2B electronic commerce; third party logistics; negotiation simulations; contracting and Internet law; and other topics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)