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Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
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Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

Fourth Edition
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October 2020 | 610 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Purchasing and Supply Chain Management introduces students to purchasing and supply chain management by examining purchasing as it relates to other functions and systems within an organization, such as marketing, logistics, and operations. Author W. C. Benton, Jr. draws from more than 30 years of practice, instruction, research, and consulting experience to teach students proactive collaboration, negotiation, and analytics. Through a step-by-step approach, readers will gain data-driven purchasing skills crucial for the next generation of professionals. The Fourth cis fully updated with new real-world cases, the latest research, and current coverage of key trends in the field. 

 
Part I: Introduction to Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
 
Chapter 1: Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
 
Chapter 2: Purchasing Decisions and Business Strategy
 
Chapter 3: The Legal Aspects of Purchasing
 
Part II: Materials Management
 
Chapter 4: Materials Management
 
Chapter 5: Inventory Management
 
Chapter 6: Just-in-Time (Lean) Purchasing
 
Part III: Fundamentals of Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
 
Chapter 7: Purchasing Procedures, E-Procurement, and Systems Contracting
 
Chapter 8: Supplier Selection and Evaluation
 
Chapter 9: Strategic Outsourcing
 
Chapter 10: Global Sourcing
 
Chapter 11: Supply Partnerships and Supply Chain Power
 
Chapter 12: Total Quality Management (TQM) and Purchasing
 
Part IV: Price/Cost Analysis and Negotiation Strategies
 
Chapter 13: Price Determination
 
Chapter 14: Bargaining and Negotiations
 
Part V: Special Purchasing Applications
 
Chapter 15: Purchasing Transportation Services
 
Chapter 16: Equipment Acquisition and Disposal
 
Chapter 17: Health Care Purchasing and Supply Management
 
Chapter 18: Sourcing Professional Services
 
Cases
Key features

NEW TO THIS EDITION:  

  • New coverage includes:
    • supplier and opportunistic supplier behavior
    • selecting, managing, and monitoring complex global outsourcing services
    • the relationship between the hospitals and group purchasing organizations
    • purchasing strategy and the development of strategic purchasing plans for competitive advantage
    • professional service sector procurement
    • professionalism, ethics, and the law
    • project pricing
  • Expanded coverage includes:
    • health care purchasing and supply chain management
    • e-procurement technology
    • price/analysis, negotiations, and the competitive bidding trap
    • markup versus margin
    • supply chain relationship management
  • New real-world case studies and accompanying assignment questions based on practical organizational situations reinforce the lessons learned from chapters.
  • Revised chapter summaries allow students to review the material in direct relation to chapter-opening learning objectives.  

KEY FEATURES:  

  • A focus on the interrelationships of purchasing with the rest of the functional and system areas of the organization takes into account finance, marketing, accounting, logistics, supply chain management, and operations management.
  • Chapter-opening learning objectives identify what students should be able to accomplish upon completion of the reading.
  • Chapter-ending discussion questions allow students to reflect on chapter content.
  • A running glossary defines key terms as students progress through chapters; terms are also listed at the conclusion of the chapters.

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