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
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Pages : 770
  • Relase : 2012
  • ISBN : 9780071770613

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

Resource added for the Business Management program 101023.

Systems for Manufacturing Excellence

Systems for Manufacturing Excellence
  • Author : Nick Rich,Mohamed Afy Shararah
  • Publisher : Kogan Page Publishers
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2020-01-03
  • ISBN : 9780749497002

Systems for Manufacturing Excellence Book Review:

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.

Public Finance Management

Public Finance Management
  • Author : Trevor H. Thys,C.V.R.Wait
  • Publisher : African Sun Media
  • Pages : 314
  • Relase : 2020-12-01
  • ISBN : 9780620929905

Public Finance Management Book Review:

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

Commercial Management

Commercial Management
  • Author : David Lowe
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 533
  • Relase : 2013-08-05
  • ISBN : 9781405124683

Commercial Management Book Review:

Commercial Management: theory and practice defines the role of commercial management within project-oriented organisations, providing a framework for and helping to develop a critical understanding of the factors that influence commercial management practice. It also identifies generic aspects of this practice and provides a theoretical foundation to these activities, by reference to existing and emergent theories and concepts, as well as to relevant management best practice. The book is structured into four parts: Part 1 Introduction – Commercial Management in Project Environments explores the nature of commercial practice within project-oriented organisations at the buyer-seller interface. It presents a Commercial Management framework, which illustrates the multiple interactions and connections between the purchaser‘s procurement cycle and a supplier‘s bidding and implementation cycles. Additionally, it outlines the principle activities undertaken by the commercial function, identifies the skills and abilities that support these activities and reviews the theories and concepts that underpin commercial practice. Finally, it identifies areas of commonality of practice with other functions found within project-oriented organisations, plus sources of potential conflict and misunderstanding. Part 2 – Elements of Commercial Theory and Practice covers commercial leadership; exploring strategy; risk and uncertainty management; financial decision-making; and key legal issues. Part 3 – Approaches to Commercial Practice addresses best practice management; and commercial and contracting strategies and tactics. Finally, Part 4 – Case Studies offers two extended case studies: Football Stadia (the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff; the Emirates Stadium, Islington; and Wembley Stadium, London); and Heathrow Terminal 5. The book provides a one-stop-shop to the many topics that underpin commercial management practice from both a demand (buy-side) and a supply (sell-side) perspective. It will help develop an understanding of the issues influencing commercial management: leadership, strategy, risk, financial, legal, best practice management and commercial and contracting strategy and tactics. This book’s companion website is at and offers invaluable resources for both students and lecturers: • PowerPoint slides for lecturers on each chapter • Sample exam questions for students to practice • Weblinks to key journals and relevant professional bodies

Global Production Networks

Global Production Networks
  • Author : Ander Errasti
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 355
  • Relase : 2016-04-19
  • ISBN : 9781466562943

Global Production Networks Book Review:

The phenomenon of globalization has increased in recent decades due to the opening of borders in Eastern Europe and the sudden emergence of other countries in the global trade economy. Yet, the process of becoming global to get access to growing markets or to achieve quality, service, and/or cost advantages from the reconfigured Value Chains is one of the most complex processes that companies undertake. Global Production Networks: Operations Design and Management addresses the challenges that companies face and proposes a range of innovative methodological approaches when designing and implementing global manufacturing and logistics networks. The book provides principles, tools, and techniques to help managers and practitioners tackle the design and management of global manufacturing and logistics networks. It presents guidelines based on the key activities and decisions of operations management for companies that have begun the internationalization process over the past few years, focusing on small and medium enterprises, and includes case studies that show best practices and recent trends. The author has worked closely with researchers and practitioners throughout the world to offer a methodological answer for the analysis and design of global networks with productive multilocation as well as the design of plants, warehouses, and supplier networks in new international contexts. The text also outlines the GlobOpe (Global Operations) framework and roadmap that outlines a logical path to identifying sources of competitiveness when designing and managing Global Production Networks. The process of internationalization in global markets has often been tackled from the business point of view, but rarely from the perspective of the production and logistics systems that support it. This book takes an in-depth look at the strategy of production and logistics operations, providing a roadmap for managers who need to analyze, assess, define, and deploy the operations strategy in their companies.

World Class Supply Management: The Key to Supply Chain Management with Student CD (Cases)

World Class Supply Management: The Key to Supply Chain Management with Student CD (Cases)
  • Author : David Burt,David N. Burt,Stephen L. Starling
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill/Irwin
  • Pages : 744
  • Relase : 2002-07-19
  • ISBN : UCSD:31822031916521

World Class Supply Management: The Key to Supply Chain Management with Student CD (Cases) Book Review:

The best-selling textbook in purchasing and supply management through several editions, this book presents a practical framework for students to apply how firms actually manage the enterprise-wide functions of purchasing and supply in today’s business environment. This edition represents a complete and thorough revision of the book, now explaining purchasing and supply management in the context of the supply chain, which. has begun to dominate the literature in the field. World Class Supply ManagementSM: The Key to Supply Chain Management, Seventh Edition, reflects that change in focus, right down to the title (formerly called, more traditionally, Purchasing and Supply Management; now with the subtitle that specifically references the book’s increased focus on supply-chain issues). New chapters have been added to the beginning and end of the text, to frame the new discussion of supply chain issues. The book has also been thoroughly updated to reflect the realities of purchasing and supply management in the digital age.

Proactive Supplier Management in the Medical Device Industry

Proactive Supplier Management in the Medical Device Industry
  • Author : James B. Shore,John A. Freije
  • Publisher : Quality Press
  • Pages : 144
  • Relase : 2016-05-06
  • ISBN : 9780873899314

Proactive Supplier Management in the Medical Device Industry Book Review:

In order for organizations to have high confidence in the reliability of their medical devices, they must ensure that each and every component or service meets requirements, including quality requirements. In that light, supplier management is not only a regulatory requirement but also a business aspect. The intent of this book is to show readers a process of effectively selecting, evaluating, and implementing applicable controls based on the evaluation and ongoing proactive management of suppliers, consultants, and contractors in a state of compliance. These processes can be applied to all suppliers, consultants, and contractors. In writing this book, the authors made sure that readers could immediately apply its content. They provide best practices based on a combined 50+ years of quality and engineering experience, having worked with some of the best medical device companies and contract manufacturers in the world. Four icons use throughout the book help readers navigate and understand the content. The FDA and toolbox icons assist in determining whether it’s a requirement or a tool to help achieve compliance. The “Lessons from the Road” icon indicates real-life stories and what the authors have learned throughout their careers. Lastly, the check mark icon is used to highlight key thoughts, what they feel are unique takeaways or deserve a special focus.

Lean Demand-Driven Procurement

Lean Demand-Driven Procurement
  • Author : Paul Myerson
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 299
  • Relase : 2018-11-08
  • ISBN : 9780429809514

Lean Demand-Driven Procurement Book Review:

While there are many books written on the basics of the "supply" side of the supply chain (i.e. strategic sourcing, sourcing/procurement, and purchasing), there hasn’t been much written on those areas from a Lean perspective. Considering that supply chain costs, primarily procurement and transportation, can range from 50 to 70% of sales, it's surprising that this area has not been fully explored. As a result, some companies tend to place too much emphasis on the traditional focus of reducing material costs instead of process improvement. Lean Demand-Driven Procurement: How to Apply Lean Thinking to Your Supply Management Process details the basic supply management concepts and processes (i.e. sourcing, procurement, and purchasing) in an easy-to-understand format in combination with various process improvement tools, methodologies, best practices, examples, and cases written from a Lean perspective. It focuses and pinpoints ways to identify waste on the supply side through improved processes and, in some cases, technology. Applying Lean principles to procurement and purchasing processes identies non-traditional sources of waste, and in some cases, creates a paradigm shift that results in additional benets to the entire supply chain.

Best Practice Procurement

Best Practice Procurement
  • Author : Andrew Erridge,Ruth Fee,John McIlroy
  • Publisher : Gower Publishing, Ltd.
  • Pages : 296
  • Relase : 2001
  • ISBN : 0566083663

Best Practice Procurement Book Review:

This book presents a range of cutting edge perspectives on subjects which are central to improving purchasing performance, including supply chain management, outsourcing and partnership, professional development, IT and e-commerce, and performance evaluation.

The Rules of Project Risk Management

The Rules of Project Risk Management
  • Author : Robert James Chapman
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 238
  • Relase : 2016-02-24
  • ISBN : 9781317016830

The Rules of Project Risk Management Book Review:

The evidence continues to grow that the effective management of risk is the very kernel of successful project management. Its absence frequently leaves project sponsors lamenting missed objectives and shareholders coming to terms with an organisation’s poor bottom line performance. Dr Robert Chapman's The Rules of Project Risk Management stands out from other risk management texts because it provides very practical guidance, supported by numerous mini case studies, many of which have attracted considerable publicity. The book brings to life both the benefits of project risk management when effectively applied and the ramifications when it is misunderstood or receives scant attention. The structure of the book is based on International Standard ISO 31000 seen through the lens of general systems theory - where projects are undertaken by organisations which have an external context and internal sub-systems. A project system is seen to be composed of seven key subject areas. Practical short ’rules’ or implementation guidelines, written in an engaging style, are offered to support each of these subject areas and aid quick assimilation of key risk management messages. Each rule focuses on a specific aspect of effective risk management which warrants attention in its own right. Taken together the rules will provide those implementing projects with the building blocks to secure a project’s objectives. They have been drawn from a wealth of experience gained from applying risk management practices across multiple industries from Europe to Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

Conflict Management in Digital Business

Conflict Management in Digital Business
  • Author : Fahri Özsungur
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Pages : 241
  • Relase : 2022-09-15
  • ISBN : 9781802627756

Conflict Management in Digital Business Book Review:

Providing readers with a unique guide of how businesses can achieve resilience to digital conflict, Conflict Management in Digital Business helps prepare for unexpected situations such as pandemics, to maintain competitive advantage, and illuminating pathways to turn conflicts caused by extraordinary situations into opportunities.

Petroleum Review

Petroleum Review
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2005
  • ISBN : CORNELL:31924092836208

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The Procurement Value Proposition

The Procurement Value Proposition
  • Author : Gerard Chick,Robert Handfield
  • Publisher : Kogan Page Publishers
  • Pages : 312
  • Relase : 2014-12-03
  • ISBN : 9780749471200

The Procurement Value Proposition Book Review:

Businesses are going through rapid external and internal organisational changes due to an increased focus on sustainability and corporate responsibility, technological advances, geo-political and macro-economic change, and demographic shifts. If purchasing and supply chain managers are to embrace these challenges they must develop new ways of thinking about supply structures and processes as well as new skills and competencies. The Procurement Value Proposition examines these important changes that will have a profound effect on the way future procurement is carried out. It considers the implications of global economic transformation for procurement set against: changes in business contexts, purchasing strategies, organisational structure, roles and responsibilities, system development and skills required to work in the profession. In this book, Gerard Chick and Robert Handfield discuss the value proposition offered by contemporary procurement to the sustainability and development of business. They examine how organizations that position procurement as a core business function will be able to drive a more competitive lever for change, and more readily adapt to the forces driving rapid change in the current global environment. The Procurement Value Proposition features case studies of companies that are moving through procurement transformation in a continual phase of movement and adaption to the multitude of shifts that are occurring. It features input, observations and case studies from CPO's, Commercial Directors, other Procurement and business leaders. The book considers a variety of geographical contexts and highlights differences between the US, the UK and China.

Measuring Supply Management’s Budget Effects

Measuring Supply Management’s Budget Effects
  • Author : Anna Quitt
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 250
  • Relase : 2010-09-24
  • ISBN : 9783834984906

Measuring Supply Management’s Budget Effects Book Review:

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.

Technology Optimization and Change Management for Successful Digital Supply Chains

Technology Optimization and Change Management for Successful Digital Supply Chains
  • Author : Sabri, Ehap
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Pages : 323
  • Relase : 2019-03-01
  • ISBN : 9781522577010

Technology Optimization and Change Management for Successful Digital Supply Chains Book Review:

Companies across different industries are launching technology-enabled (digital) business transformation programs to improve their strategic, tactical, and operational supply chain processes. The greatest challenges that they are facing include the lack of preparation and knowledge of the digital transformation life cycle and poorly addressing or neglecting the “people-related” aspects of them. Therefore, improvement initiatives have been short-lived or incomplete, and expected business benefits have not been achieved or materialized. Technology Optimization and Change Management for Successful Digital Supply Chains is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on the application of digital business transformation programs to improve strategic, tactical, and operational supply chain processes. While highlighting topics such as maturity models, predictive analysis, and communication planning, this publication explores the limited literature in the field of digital supply chain optimization and business transformation, and complements it with practical and proven tactics from the industry. This book is ideally designed for program managers, engineers, students, and practitioners seeking current research on the field’s latest best practices on digital supply chain enablement.

Handbook of Theories for Purchasing, Supply Chain and Management Research

Handbook of Theories for Purchasing, Supply Chain and Management Research
  • Author : Tate, Wendy L.,Ellram, Lisa M.,Bals, Lydia
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Pages : 592
  • Relase : 2022-05-13
  • ISBN : 9781839104503

Handbook of Theories for Purchasing, Supply Chain and Management Research Book Review:

This clear and coherent book introduces agent-based modelling (ABM) to those who are not familiar with nor have been previously exposed to computational simulation. Featuring examples, cases and models, the book illustrates how ABM can, and should, be considered as a useful approach and technique for the study of management and organisational systems.

Surviving Supply Chain Integration

Surviving Supply Chain Integration
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Board on Manufacturing and Engineering Design,Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems,Committee on Supply Chain Integration
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Pages : 166
  • Relase : 2000-03-23
  • ISBN : 0309173418

Surviving Supply Chain Integration Book Review:

The managed flow of goods and information from raw material to final sale also known as a "supply chain" affects everything--from the U.S. gross domestic product to where you can buy your jeans. The nature of a company's supply chain has a significant effect on its success or failure--as in the success of Dell Computer's make-to-order system and the failure of General Motor's vertical integration during the 1998 United Auto Workers strike. Supply Chain Integration looks at this crucial component of business at a time when product design, manufacture, and delivery are changing radically and globally. This book explores the benefits of continuously improving the relationship between the firm, its suppliers, and its customers to ensure the highest added value. This book identifies the state-of-the-art developments that contribute to the success of vertical tiers of suppliers and relates these developments to the capabilities that small and medium-sized manufacturers must have to be viable participants in this system. Strategies for attaining these capabilities through manufacturing extension centers and other technical assistance providers at the national, state, and local level are suggested. This book identifies action steps for small and medium-sized manufacturers--the "seed corn" of business start-up and development--to improve supply chain management. The book examines supply chain models from consultant firms, universities, manufacturers, and associations. Topics include the roles of suppliers and other supply chain participants, the rise of outsourcing, the importance of information management, the natural tension between buyer and seller, sources of assistance to small and medium-sized firms, and a host of other issues. Supply Chain Integration will be of interest to industry policymakers, economists, researchers, business leaders, and forward-thinking executives.

The Definitive Guide to Supply Management and Procurement

The Definitive Guide to Supply Management and Procurement
  • Author : CSCMP,Wendy Tate
  • Publisher : Pearson Education
  • Pages : 176
  • Relase : 2013-12-17
  • ISBN : 9780133449037

The Definitive Guide to Supply Management and Procurement Book Review:

Drive sustainable supply chain competitive advantage through more effective supplier management and procurement: reduce costs, improve quality, and deliver better service for all customers. This is the most authoritative, complete guide to planning, implementing, measuring, and optimizing supply management and procurement processes. Straight from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), it brings together up-to-the-minute principles, strategies, and decisions for all relevant processes, strategies, and tactics. Step by step, The Definitive Guide to Supply Management and Procurement covers all this, and more: Basic supply management concepts, purposes, and goals Linkages between procurement and other business functions Day-to-day transactional and long-term strategic activities Category analysis, supplier selection, contract negotiation, supplier relationship management, and performance evaluation Principles and strategies for establishing efficient, effective, and sustainable operations, from sourcing teams to supplier rationalization Technology for spend analysis, competitive bidding, eProcurement, eSourcing, auctions/reverse auctions, contract compliance, performance management, and more Requirements and challenges of global sourcing, including insource vs. outsource decisions; TCO analysis; risk management; negotiations, and supplier contract compliance Best practices for assessing performance using standard metrics and frameworks

ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and New Management Standards

ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and New Management Standards
  • Author : Iñaki Heras-Saizarbitoria
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 214
  • Relase : 2017-10-10
  • ISBN : 9783319656755

ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and New Management Standards Book Review:

This book is a comprehensive reference on ISO management system standards and their implementation. The impacts that ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 have had on business performance are analyzed in depth, and up-to-date perspectives are offered on the integration of these and other management standards (e.g. SA8000, ISO/TS 16949). Detailed information is provided on the signaling value of different management standards and on the new ISO standards for management systems, such as ISO 50001 and ISO 45001, relating to energy management and occupational health and safety. The role of audits in ensuring compliance with the standards and achievement of objectives is also carefully considered. The volume examines avenues for further research and emerging challenges. In offering an integrated, holistic perspective on ISO management system standards, this book will have wide appeal for academics, public decision-makers, and practitioners in the field of quality and environmental management.

Strategic Sourcing in the Public Sector

Strategic Sourcing in the Public Sector
  • Author : Barbara A. Grilli,Theresa G. Webb
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Pages : 146
  • Relase : 2023-05-05
  • ISBN : 9781000876574

Strategic Sourcing in the Public Sector Book Review:

Effective sourcing in the public sector is a collaborative and strategic process that does not end when the contract or purchase order is executed. As an ongoing process of improvement, strategic sourcing requires regular appraisals of procurement activities to ensure they continue to support the goals of the entity. Strategic Sourcing in the Public Sector explains the theory behind sourcing. Why does sourcing need to be strategic, and what are the stakeholders’ roles in the process? Written to complement the Institute of Public Procurement’s (NIGP) Sourcing and Solicitation curriculum, this book explores the impetus or the “why” behind the sourcing process as well as the “how”. The book walks the reader through all of the important considerations for any sourcing process, including requirements analysis, stakeholder involvement, scope of work, sourcing documents and approvals, and supplier relationship management to name a few. Throughout the book, students and practicing professionals are encouraged to apply principles of procurement to diverse situations. Because of its user-friendly language and approach, Strategic Sourcing in the Public Sector is accessible to those new to the procurement profession, individuals seeking certification, and undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in public administration programs. At the same time, the rich content based on NIGP’s public procurement competency framework provides value for seasoned professionals with substantial experience and specialized knowledge.