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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.
FRED SOLLISH, MS, C.P.M. (San Francisco, CA), is the Managing Director of eParagon, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in providing training and working tools for the supply chain management profession. He is a working professional in supply chain management and procurement with over 30 years' experience as a manager. Fred is former president and CEO of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Silicon Valley affiliate. He is also an instructor for sourcing and procurementrelated courses.
JOHN SEMANIK, MBA, C.P.M. (San Jose, CA), is cofounder and Director of eParagon, LLC. He has served in senior corporate supply chain positions at leading-edge companies such as Hewlett-Packard and Sun Microsystems. He is the former Managing Director and instructor for San Jose State University's Professional Development curriculum in Supply Chain Management and Purchasing, and former CEO of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Silicon Valley affiliate.
Table of Contents
Preface to the Second Edition xi
CHAPTER 1 Procurement and Best Business Practices 1
Understanding Procurement 1
Understanding and Conveying Requirements 2
Creating Strategic Plans and Tactics 4
Finding Innovative Methods and Exploring Alternatives 5