Over the past few years purchasing and supply management has been increasingly accepted as a key area for the improvement of a companyÂ's competitive advantage. Purchasing and Supply Chain Management introduces the reader to the key principles underlying purchasing and supply management. It provides them with an in-depth discussion of purchasing and supply issues both from a strategic and managerial perspective. Views on purchasing issues are, when possible, illustrated with research results from national and international specialist literature. This new edition includes new material on the value of the Internet for purchasing market research, developing new leveraged purchasing strategies and portfolio management, how to get better results from suppliers, developing cost models and procurement and the EC-Directives.
Business-Money, Marketing-Sales, Marketing,