Organizing Suppliers and Supply Chains for Competitive AdvantageOnline Periodical or Article - 2010
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 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. It covers all the aspects of strategic procurement, includingThe role of the executive and the organization in procurement;Primary and secondary supply chains;Cost reduction techniquesMaking yourself important to suppliers;Sustaining procurement improvement;Keeping procurement on the business agendaShowing you how to cut costs without harming your business and the importance of recognizing supplier relationship management, Strategic Procurement offers real understanding of the true worth of procurement in the boardroom.
Publisher: London, UK ; Philadelphia, PA : Kogan Page, 2010.
Branch Call Number: HD39.5 .B66 2010
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 180 p.) : ill.