Title: Strategic Procurement: Organizing Suppliers ...
Publisher: Kogan Page
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: New
Explores the 'why' and 'what' of good procurement rather than the 'how.' This book explains why you should focus your efforts on this previously neglected area of business and rich rewards, where P&L impact is relatively painless and immediate, where benefit to cost ratios of 10 to 1 are realistic ambitions and in-year payback is possible. Num Pages: 224 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: KJMV8. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 238 x 171 x 13. Weight in Grams: 350. . 2014. Second Edition. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780749472283
Most organizations, regardless of industry, spend more money on suppliers than they do on employing their staff. Written for the non-procurement expert, Strategic Procurement explores the "why" and "what" of good procurement rather than the "how." It explains the importance of focusing efforts on this previously neglected area of business where P&L impact is relatively painless and immediate, where benefit to cost ratios of 10-to-1 are realistic ambitions and in-year payback is possible.
This expanded edition includes new chapters on mergers & acquisitions, supplier-related risk management and global supply. All case studies are updated and vital information has been added to chapters on corporate responsibility, procurement strategies and supplier collaboration.
Strategic Procurement shows how to cut costs without harming a business and emphasizes the importance of supplier relationship management, making it a valuable resource for understanding of the true worth of procurement in the boardroom.
About the Author: Caroline Booth is SVP and Chief Procurement Officer at TD Bank Group. She specializes in procurement transformation ? helping organizations to recognize and exploit the real value of third-party expenditure and suppliers' expertise. She was previously Procurement Director for Lloyds Banking Group, and she has consulted for Shell and Ernst & Young.
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