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Strategic procurement : organizing suppliers and supply chains for competitive advantage

Author: Caroline Booth
Publisher: London : Kogan Page, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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In today's challenging business environment a company's success is determined by its ability to utilize all of the assets at its disposal. Yet two assets often neglected by the boardroom are the amount it spends on goods and services and the expertise of the organisation's key suppliers. This highly accessible book will help you understand how to tap into these assets to secure competitive advantage. With  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Booth, Caroline.
Strategic Procurement : Organizing Suppliers and Supply Chains for Competitive Advantage.
London : Kogan Page, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Caroline Booth
ISBN: 9780749472290 0749472294
OCLC Number: 894171194
Description: 1 online resource (224 pages)
Contents: <ul style='padding-top:0;padding-left:0;list-style:none;'><li><ul style='padding-top:0;list-style:none;'><li>Chapter - 01: No company is an island;</li><li>Chapter - 02: Know what your customers value;</li><li>Chapter - 03: Right first time;</li><li>Chapter - 04: Know your core;</li><li>Chapter - 05: Handling the complexity;</li><li>Chapter - 06: What's the issue? We can all do procurement;</li><li>Chapter - 07: Executive sponsorship and priorities;</li><li>Chapter - 08: Strategy in context;</li><li>Chapter - 09: Knowing what the business needs;</li><li>Chapter - 10: Picking the right suppliers;</li><li>Chapter - 11: Understanding your spend;</li><li>Chapter - 12: The secrets of sourcing;</li><li>Chapter - 13: Sharing the pain in hard times;</li><li>Chapter - 14: Avoiding the perils of outsourcing;</li><li>Chapter - 15: Corporate responsibility;</li><li>Chapter - 16: Good procurement across the company;</li><li>Chapter - 17: Becoming important to key suppliers;</li><li>Chapter - 18: Supply continuity;</li><li>Chapter - 19: Cyber crime and the weakest link;</li><li>Chapter - 20: Reputational risk;</li><li>Chapter - 21: Continuous improvement;</li><li>Chapter - 22: Reducing total cost;</li><li>Chapter - 23: Mergers and acquisitions;</li><li>Chapter - 24: Keeping procurement on the agenda</li></ul></li></ul>
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