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Drive sustainable supply chain competitive advantage through more effective supplier management and procurement: reduce costs, improve quality, and deliver better service for all customers. This is the most authoritative, complete guide to planning, implementing, measuring, and optimizing supply management and procurement processes. Straight from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), it brings together up-to-the-minute principles, strategies, and decisions for all relevant processes, strategies, and tactics. Step by step, The Definitive Guide to Supply Management and Procurement covers all this, and more:
Chapter 1: The Essential Concepts of Purchasing and Supply Management 1
Chapter 2: Key Elements and Processes in Managing Supply Operations and How They Interact 29
Chapter 3: Principles and Strategies for Establishing Efficient, Effective, and Sustainable Supply Management Operations 57
Chapter 4: The Critical Role of Technology in Managing Supply Operations and Product Flows 85
Chapter 5: Define the Requirements and Challenges of Sourcing on a Global Basis 103
Chapter 6: Assessing the Internal and External Performance of Supply Management Operations 125
Chapter 7: Conclusions and Trends in Supply Management 143