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Global Purchasing and Supply Management

Samuel D. Farney

Published by Springer Apr 2013, 2013
ISBN 10: 1475784872 / ISBN 13: 9781475784879
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Title: Global Purchasing and Supply Management

Publisher: Springer Apr 2013

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Taschenbuch

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Neuware - Achieving the promise of e-business Two divergent approaches exist in purchasing and supply management organizations today, which give at least the perception of conflicting direction: 1. Some organizations, counseled by consultants and e-procurement software suppliers, but without a clear understanding of current actual procurement processes, have implemented expensive systems with the expectations of tremendous savings and spectacular supply chain improvements. The results often haven't lived up to the claims. 2. Many buyers and purchasing managers, failing to grasp the potential benefits from e-procurement, have resisted change, and not given their full support to system improvements. Those who have delayed have missed the opportunities of vastly improved processes and supplier contributions. Both have valid viewpoints, but neither has delivered on the true promise of supply chain improvements, so the lessons of this book should benefit both. Active supporters of e-procurement can benefit from understanding the 'nuts and bolts' approach to the fundamental supply management processes in a global context. Moreover, buyers and their managers with a better vision of the future will be better prepared to adapt to and support the needed changes. 460 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # 9781475784879

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Reseña del editor: The book's unique perspective serves to address both theory and practice, making it an essential volume for various professionals and practitioners. -Professional managers and buyers: The newly appointed manager from another business function will find this is the only management book that completely covers the disciplines of purchasing and supply management. -Practitioners: Use this book as a buyer's handbook, a reference and "how to" manual with easy access to a myriad of contemporary supply management topics.-Consultants and information technology experts: Gain greater insight into the processes and techniques used in the field by reviewing the "nuts and bolts" approach to the fundamental supply management processes in a global context. -Students of purchasing and supply management or marketing: Find practical material for learning the tasks of global purchasing in the real world. The vision presented by the authors contains management philosophy, ideas, and opinions in an attempt to create a progressive, contemporary purchasing and supply management posture. The three authors have an outstanding combination of teaching, consulting, and well over 100 years of collective on-the-job experience. Global Purchasing and Supply Management: Fulfill the Vision, Second Edition will prove to be the most advanced, technically detailed, management book about purchasing and supply management written to date.

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