Purchase Order Management Best Practices: Process, Technology, & Change Management by Ehap H. Sabri, Arun P. Gupta, & Michael A. Beitler (ISBN: 978-1932159639)
This ground-breaking volume brings together the latest advances in the field of purchase order management (POM) and offers a comprehensive framework for lowering costs, improving efficiency, eliminating non-value activities, and optimizing the POM process. “Purchase Order Management Best Practices” provides practical and proven methods, and detailed guidance on every aspect of the POM process redesign – from mapping the existing process and intelligent implementation of new technologies, to strengthening supplier relationships and providing continuing support – all accompanied by real industry case studies. This volume also includes details of the key performance indicators for a POM transformation program, and the typical benefits successful implementation can bring.
Purchasing by Michael and Mary Lu Harding (ISBN-13: 978-0764114052)
Covers major details that pertain to purchasing supplies and services for business operations. Topics include prudent purchasing strategies, inventory management, dealing with supply sources, negotiating prices, making capital equipment purchases, measuring purchasing performance, and much more. This new edition includes pertinent updates on how market developments impact the modern purchasing function. Titles in Barron’s Business Library series are currently being revised and updated, and re-set in an attractive new paperback format. They are written especially for men and women starting a company or managing a small-to-medium-size business. Emphasis is on practical problem solving, and examples cited in these books are based on realistic business situations.
Purchasing & Supply Chain Management by A. J. Van Weele (ISBN-13: 978-1408018965)
In an era of unprecedented turbulence and change, Arjan J. van Weele’s market-leading textbook keeps you up-to-speed with the latest developments in purchasing and supply chain management theory and practice. Employing a flexible managerial perspective, “Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, 5th Edition” walks you through the core concepts, strategy, and implementation to provide the complete introduction for modern courses. Global examples from organizations including Volvo, Intel, Shell, Sony and Tesco reveal the practical challenges of today’s purchasing processes, while the latest research insights add a critical perspective throughout. New chapters on services buying, socially responsible purchasing and category sourcing strategies – amongst many other wholly revised sections – reflect the latest developments, while new Integrative Cases consolidate your learning to leave you ready for purchasing in the 21st century.
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