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

ISBN: 9780071770613 | 0071770615
Edition: 1st
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
Pub. Date: 12/29/2011

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A professional implementation guide focusing on certification, the green procurement process, return on investment, logistics, risk management, and social responsibility Supply Management, now in its 8th edition, has long been a favorite among supply management academics at every level, but has also proven to be extremely useful to professionals in the fields of supply chain management, procurement, project management, purchasing, and quality. Now, Proactive Purchasing in the Supply Chaintransforms this classic book into the perfect package for those "in the trenches," with details that show how a company can execute best-in-class procurement, and how to manage production and inventory control. The book also includes critical information on the new product development process to avoid costly design and production mistakes while producing successful engineering, marketing, production, and supply integration. Written by the most experienced team of authors in the field, with both real-world and academic backgrounds, this book will serve as an excellent study guide for the different certifications offered by the ISM, APICS, ASQC, and ASQ. Proactive Purchasing in the Supply Chain Includes examples of how design and execution of best-in-class procurement aspects of supply chain policy, procedures, programs, and contracts can make significant increases in return on investment (ROI) Emphasizes ethics, green, and social responsibility as well as global outsourcing Offers detailed coverage of the critical supply management aspects of production and inventory control Gives special attention to demand management, logistics, and incoming material transportation, including forecasting techniquesmethods appropriate to procurement needs Includes case studies from such world-class firms as Pepsi-Cola, Parker Hannifin, Oatey, Eaton, Honda, The Cleveland Clinic, and Goodrich Landing Gear Helps save time and money for project managers and developers, regardless of industry Concentrates on total cost of ownership (TCO), and demonstrates the risks of a focus on price Serves as a great study guide for multiple association certifications


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