Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

Purchasing and Supply Chain Management : Analysis, Strategy, Planning and Practice

By (author) Arjan Van Weele


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In an era of unprecedented turbulence and change, Arjan J. van Weele's market-leading textbook keeps you up-to-speed with the latest developments in purchasing and supply chain management theory and practice. Employing a flexible managerial perspective, "Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, 5th Edition" walks you through the core concepts, strategy, and implementation to provide the complete introduction for modern courses. Global examples from organizations including Volvo, Intel, Shell, Sony and Tesco reveal the practical challenges of today's purchasing processes, while the latest research insights add a critical perspective throughout. New chapters on services buying, socially responsible purchasing and category sourcing strategies - amongst many other wholly revised sections - reflect the latest developments, while new Integrative Cases consolidate your learning to leave you ready for purchasing in the 21st century.

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  • Paperback | 418 pages
  • 196 x 258 x 22mm | 938.93g
  • 09 Dec 2009
  • Cengage Learning EMEA
  • London
  • English
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • 1408018969
  • 9781408018965
  • 109,077

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PART ONE: CORE CONCEPTS Chapter 1: The role of purchasing in the value chain Chapter 2: Industrial buying behaviour: decision-making in purchasing Chapter 3: The purchasing management process Chapter 4: Purchasing and facilities management Chapter 5: Buying business services Chapter 6: Public procurement Chapter 7: Market structures and supply market research PART TWO: STRATEGY AND PLANNING Chapter 8: Outsourcing and risk management Chapter 9: Purchasing and business strategy Chapter 10: Category sourcing: getting better performance from suppliers Chapter 11: Purchasing, innovation and quality management Chapter 12: Purchasing, logistics and supply chain management Chapter 13: Organization and structure of purchasing Chapter 14: Performance measurement and governance in purchasing PART THREE: IMPLEMENTATION Chapter 15: Preparing for partnership with suppliers: cost approaches and techniques Chapter 16: Buying and supply management in retail Chapter 17: Purchasing, corporate social responsibility and ethics

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