Proactive Purchasing in the Supply Chain The Key to World Class Procurement

Proactive Purchasing in the Supply Chain  The Key to World Class Procurement
Author: David N. Burt,Sheila Petcavage,Richard Pinkerton
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 770
Release: 2012
ISBN: 0071770615
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proactive Purchasing in the Supply Chain The Key to World Class Procurement Book Excerpt:

Resource added for the Business Management program 101023.

Proactive Purchasing in the Supply Chain The Key to World Class Procurement

Proactive Purchasing in the Supply Chain  The Key to World Class Procurement
Author: David Burt,Sheila Petcavage,Richard Pinkerton
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2011-12-06
ISBN: 0071770623
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proactive Purchasing in the Supply Chain The Key to World Class Procurement Book Excerpt:

Transform purchasing operations from reactive to proactive supply management Written for purchasing managers, Proactive Purchasing in the Supply Chain reveals how to use the latest and best procurement practices to help your organization maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of its supply chain. The ability of purchasing to dramatically increase return on investment, reduce costs, improve quality, and shorten time to market is highlighted throughout this practical guide. Essential topics such as legal issues, green purchasing, negotiation, ethics, price-cost analysis, production-inventory control, purchasing risk management, sourcing, and demand-logistics management are addressed. Real-world case studies in each chapter demonstrate the strategies presented in the book. A detailed planning model for implementing these world-class procurement methods is also contained in this definitive resource. The authors combine extensive industry, educational, research, and consulting experience to cover topics such as: The latest "best-in-class" purchasing methods, tools, procedures, and systems Price-cost analyses and how to fight price increases How to organize the purchasing department to achieve maximum value added in the supply chain Green purchasing Purchasing risk management programs and procedures How to separate strategic from tactical buying Step-by-step checklists for major purchasing functions How to overcome obstacles Forecasting methods for demand management How to transform the purchasing department from a cost center to a value-added operation Social responsibility and ethical issues Planning steps and basic management skills Preparation for relevant certification programs

Systems for Manufacturing Excellence

Systems for Manufacturing Excellence
Author: Nick Rich,Mohamed Afy Shararah
Publsiher: Kogan Page Publishers
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-01-03
ISBN: 0749497009
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Systems for Manufacturing Excellence Book Excerpt:

Many production managers have de-stocked excessively large inventories, gone lean, experimented with continuous improvement processes and introduced new working practices. These interventions have largely failed. Businesses have also failed to invest in the workforce that undertakes improvements. This means that cash flow stops quickly, stocks are depleted to zero and customers lose confidence. Systems for Manufacturing Excellence looks at how people and technology work effectively together to generate high performance manufacturing and service operations. Not everyone is a Toyota but that does not mean we cannot learn from such businesses. The book will present a logic, variety of approaches and methods that underpin the different models of high performance used by 'world class' businesses. The authors use examples from their training with Toyota, work with Tesco, and many world class manufacturing businesses that form their research agenda. The book will help teams run each part of their production process for effectiveness and efficiency, with a high level of discipline that supports excellence in performance.

Managing in Construction Supply Chains and Markets

Managing in Construction Supply Chains and Markets
Author: Andrew W. Cox,Paul Ireland,Mike Townsend
Publsiher: Thomas Telford
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780727730015
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing in Construction Supply Chains and Markets Book Excerpt:

This text outlines the practical and theoretical basis for thinking analytically about the balance of power in construction supply chains. It presents the practical findings from EPSRC sponsored research, undertaken in conjunction with the construction industry.

The Alignment Performance Link in Purchasing and Supply Management

The Alignment Performance Link in Purchasing and Supply Management
Author: Christian Baier
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 231
Release: 2008-08-11
ISBN: 383499751X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Alignment Performance Link in Purchasing and Supply Management Book Excerpt:

Christian Baier empirically investigates the alignment-performance link in PSM. His findings provide clear guidance to practitioners on how to design their purchasing strategies and practices to achieve maximum alignment and thus effectively contribute to the firm’s competitive advantage.

Introduction to Industrial Engineering

Introduction to Industrial Engineering
Author: Avraham Shtub,Yuval Cohen
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2015-12-22
ISBN: 1498706029
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Industrial Engineering Book Excerpt:

A Firsthand Look at the Role of the Industrial Engineer The industrial engineer helps decide how best to utilize an organization’s resources to achieve company goals and objectives. Introduction to Industrial Engineering, Second Edition offers an in-depth analysis of the industrial engineering profession. While also providing a historical perspective chronicling the development of the profession, this book describes the standard duties performed, the tools and terminologies used, and the required methods and processes needed to complete the tasks at hand. It also defines the industrial engineer’s main areas of operation, introduces the topic of information systems, and discusses their importance in the work of the industrial engineer. The authors explain the information system concept, and the need for integrated processes, supported by modern information systems. They also discuss classical organizational structures (functional organization, project organization, and matrix organization), along with the advantages and disadvantages of their use. The book includes the technological aspects (data collection technologies, databases, and decision-support areas of information systems), the logical aspects (forecasting models and their use), and aspects of principles taken from psychology, sociology, and ergonomics that are commonly used in the industry. What’s New in this Edition: The second edition introduces fields that are now becoming a part of the industrial engineering profession, alongside conventional areas (operations management, project management, quality management, work measurement, and operations research). In addition, the book: Provides an understanding of current pathways for professional development Helps students decide which area to specialize in during the advanced stages of their studies Exposes students to ergonomics used in the context of workspace design Presents key factors in human resource management Describes frequently used methods of teaching in the field Covers basic issues relative to ergonomics and human–machine interface Introduces the five basic processes that exist in many organizations Introduction to Industrial Engineering, Second Edition establishes industrial engineering as the organization of people and resources, describes the development and nature of the profession, and is easily accessible to anyone needing to learn the basics of industrial engineering. The book is an indispensable resource for students and industry professionals.

Public Finance Management

Public Finance Management
Author: Trevor H. Thys,C.V.R.Wait
Publsiher: African Sun Media
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2020-12-01
ISBN: 0620929901
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Finance Management Book Excerpt:

This Academic textbook is geared towards University & TVET College students studying Public Finance at First year up to Third year level. It contains the following chapters: Part I - Economic Basis for Government Activity Chapter 1 - The Political and Economic Settings for the Management of Public Finance Chapter 2 -Application of Public Finance Management Act Chapter 3 - The PFMA and the Gate Keepers of Public Money Chapter 4 - Macro-Economic Policy in South Africa. Chapter 5 - Three Branches of Government Chapter 6a - Taxation Chapter 6b - Basic Accounting for Non- Finance Staff Chapter 7 - Introduction Basic accounting Non-Finance staff Chapter 8 - Introduction to Internal Control Chapter 9 - Link of Planning and Budget and Implementation and Reporting Chapter 10 - Budget Process Chapter 11 - Supply Chain Management System Chapter 12 -Accounting Systems Chapter 13 - Local Sphere of Government - Municipalities

Handbook of Research on Industrial Applications for Improved Supply Chain Performance

Handbook of Research on Industrial Applications for Improved Supply Chain Performance
Author: García-Alcaraz, Jorge Luis,Jamil, George Leal,Avelar-Sosa, Liliana,Briones Peñalver, Antonio Juan
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 549
Release: 2019-10-18
ISBN: 1799802043
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Industrial Applications for Improved Supply Chain Performance Book Excerpt:

In the industrial world, companies are always seeking competitive advantages to sustain themselves in the globalized market. A supply chain is one of these improvements that managers implement in order to stay ahead of the competition. However, certain methods of supply chains add risks such as the addition of costs, possible accidents, and economic losses. Because of this, companies are looking for techniques in which to progress their supply chain execution. The Handbook of Research on Industrial Applications for Improved Supply Chain Performance is a pivotal reference source that identifies techniques, tools, and methodologies that can improve supply chain performance and enable businesses to generate a competitive advantage in the globalized market. While highlighting topics such as material flow, route optimization, and green distribution, this publication is ideally designed for managers, executives, logistics engineers, production managers, warehouse operations managers, board directors, consultants, analysts, inventory control managers, researchers, academicians, industrial and managerial professionals, practitioners, and students looking to improve costs and quality of supply chains.

Supply Chain Strategies Customer Driven and Customer Focused

Supply Chain Strategies  Customer Driven and Customer Focused
Author: Tony Hines
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 443
Release: 2004-08-18
ISBN: 1136360972
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Supply Chain Strategies Customer Driven and Customer Focused Book Excerpt:

Supply Chain Strategies: Customer Driven and Customer Focused highlights the main challenges facing organizations wanting to select, design and implement successful supply chain strategies in an increasingly global and competitive environment. The text features discussion questions at the end of each chapter to promote learning, and numerous industry examples to ilustrate key concepts within chapters. Each chapter discusses the issues in relation to previous literature, contemporary practices and the lesson to be learned from different industries where successful management of supply chains has improved organizational and industry level profitability. The text includes a number of industry examples, thereby giving a wide-ranging approach to the topic.

The Procurement and Supply Manager s Desk Reference

The Procurement and Supply Manager s Desk Reference
Author: Fred Sollish,John Semanik
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2012-05-23
ISBN: 1118238494
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Procurement and Supply Manager s Desk Reference Book Excerpt:

Every supply manager's essential desktop tool with in-depth,authoritative coverage of each topic Leaving no stone unturned in covering all aspects of theprocurement and sourcing functions, The Procurement and SupplyManager's Desk Reference, Second Edition is filled witheverything every organization needs to know about the key roles andresponsibilities of a procurement professional. Presented logicallyto match the flow of the procurement and sourcing functions, thebook is filled with practical aids such as step-by-step guides toeach segment of the process, as well as checklists and customizableforms. The new edition of this essential book provides aneasy-to-use road map for the procurement and supply manager in thenew millennium. Coverage on how to select suppliers and measureperformance Reveals the easiest way to drive continuous improvement in thesupply base Features tips on providing value to the organization Helps you identify those strategies that will work best foryour business for years to come Written for the worldwide profession of procurement and supplymanagement, The Procurement and Supply Manager's Desk Reference,Second Edition offers detailed coverage and tips with an eyetoward incorporating proactive strategies and best practices.

From Purchasing to Supply Management

From Purchasing to Supply Management
Author: Michael A. Stolle
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2008-07-10
ISBN: 3834996955
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Purchasing to Supply Management Book Excerpt:

Based on more than 200 interviews with Chief Purchasing Officers around the world and statistical analyses, Michael Stolle presents a new perspective on the challenges of organizational change in purchasing and supply management.

Greening the Supply Chain

Greening the Supply Chain
Author: Joseph Sarkis
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2006-09-21
ISBN: 1846282993
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Greening the Supply Chain Book Excerpt:

This book analyzes environmental supply chain management theory and practice, with contributions by a international experts. Coverage includes concepts and principles of green supply chain management; studies of practices and concerns in industries worldwide; tools for environmental supply chain design and development; and case studies of green supply chain practices. Professionals, policy makers, researchers and students will value this book for the insights it provides into a topic of growing concern.

Implementing Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

Implementing Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
Author: Nancy Nicosia,Nancy Y. Moore
Publsiher: Rand Corporation
Total Pages: 107
Release: 2006
ISBN: 0833039857
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Implementing Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Book Excerpt:

Provides background about market research and a summary of how-to guidance for U.S. Air Force commodity teams tasked with conducting market research in order to improve Air Force procurement by emulating commercial best practices.

Low Cost Country Sourcing

Low Cost Country Sourcing
Author: Martin Lockström
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 285
Release: 2007-11-17
ISBN: 3835095277
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Low Cost Country Sourcing Book Excerpt:

On the basis of a pan-European survey conducted among senior purchasing managers of 200 large-sized multinationals, Martin Lockström identifies internal key success factors of companies sourcing in low-cost countries.

Privatization and Supply Chain Management

Privatization and Supply Chain Management
Author: Andrew Cox,Lisa Harris,David Parker
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2005-08-08
ISBN: 1134690371
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Privatization and Supply Chain Management Book Excerpt:

This book brings together two of the 'hottest issues' in current management thinking: the impact of privatization on the performance and behaviour of the companies involved, and the increasingly important role of purchasing and supplier relationships. The notion that efficiency is improved with privatization is critically examined. The authors examine whether privatized organizations have recognized the importance of the procurement role and developed both their procurement functions and supplier relationships so as to enhance competitiveness. Grounded in economic theory, and providing rich case study material, this volume makes a major contribution to an increasingly important area. It will be of interest to students and researchers in economics, business and management studies.

Supply Chain Strategies

Supply Chain Strategies
Author: Tony Hines
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2014-01-10
ISBN: 1136703896
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Supply Chain Strategies Book Excerpt:

Supply Chain Strategies demonstrates how organizations must take strategic decisions in order to manage their supply chains to sustain competitiveness in the global economy. Whereas many textbooks on supply chain management focus on purchasing and operations, this new edition of Tony Hines' text focuses upon the direction-setting and efficient resource-allocation that organizations need to provide in order to satisfy their customers. Overcoming tensions between political, economic, technological, ethical and environmental considerations is shown to be vital to ensure a sensible strategy for managing the supply chain. This impressive text makes the most of integrated case studies to show how strategic thinking and supply chain management play out in the real world. As such, the book is ideal for courses on supply chain management - especially those which require a strategic element.

Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
Author: Robert M. Monczka,Robert B. Handfield,Larry C. Giunipero,James L. Patterson
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 888
Release: 2015-03-17
ISBN: 1305809785
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Book Excerpt:

Providing a solid managerial perspective, PURCHASING AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT, 6e draws from the authors' firsthand experiences and relationships with executives and practitioners worldwide to present the most current and complete coverage of today's supply management process. The text includes critical developments from the field, such as cases from emerging healthcare and service industries, procure-to-pay redesign, supply risk, innovation, sustainability, collaboration, and much more. Students examine key changes in supply management and the impact of the global economy and ongoing business uncertainty on continuous cost and value management across the supply chain. Numerous real-world cases and captivating examples help students gain contextual insights and knowledge into the strategies, processes, and practices of supply management--giving these future managers a thorough understanding of the impact that purchasing and supply chain management have on the competitive success and profitability of today's organizations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Managing Quality

Managing Quality
Author: Barrie G. Dale,David Bamford,Ton van der Wiele
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-06-21
ISBN: 1119130913
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Quality Book Excerpt:

An essential quality management resource for students and practitioners alike—now in its sixth edition This popular and highly successful text on Quality Management has been fully revised and updated to reflect recent developments in the field. New to the Sixth Edition is timely coverage of agile development, emerging markets, product research, evidence based decision-making, and quality control. Some of the material has been re-ordered and changes to terminology have been made to bring the book completely up to date. Contributions from new co-author David Bamford offer insights from a veteran teacher and practitioner. A popular resource for students, academics, and business practitioners alike Combines the latest information on quality management system series standards with up-to-date tools, techniques and quality systems Includes insights on quality, operations management, and strategic process improvement Highly relevant for professionals, particularly those involved with reacting to rapid developments in the global market The word "quality" has many definitions, dependent on context and situation. It is often over-used but always in-demand, and it can make or break a business. Quality management is becoming an increasingly vital factor in the success of a product or service, and it requires constant attention and a continuous drive to do better. Managing Quality is a comprehensive resource that helps you ensure – and sustain – high quality standards.

The SAGE Handbook of Strategic Supply Management

The SAGE Handbook of Strategic Supply Management
Author: Christine Harland,Guido Nassimbeni,Eugene Schneller
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2013-01-23
ISBN: 1446274640
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Handbook of Strategic Supply Management Book Excerpt:

Electronic Inspection Copy available to instructors here The Handbook is the first substantive, multidisciplinary academic work to make coherent analysis of supply systems from the perspective of purchasing and supply, operations management, logistics, supply chain management, service management, industrial or relationship marketing, and inter-organisation networks. Selected by a team of leading international scholars, chapters examine key issues in the context of globalization and the move towards co-operative interorganisation network working. Expert contributors examine supply at different systems levels and differentiate between supply policy, strategy, management and operations. Organised into themed parts, the insightful introduction provides the framework for the Handbook that is divided into themed parts; it positions empirical research in the current academic context and highlights possible directions for future exploration. The Handbook will be the touchstone of any researcher interested in broadening and deepening their understanding of supply systems.

Measuring Supply Management s Budget Effects

Measuring Supply Management   s Budget Effects
Author: Anna Quitt
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2010-09-24
ISBN: 3834984906
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Measuring Supply Management s Budget Effects Book Excerpt:

Based on practice-oriented and practice-relevant research methods, Anna Quitt, designs an integrated process for measuring supply management’s budget effects and develops Return on Spend as an innovative financial effectiveness indicator.