From the Back Cover
The publication of Purchasing & Supply Chain Management, Eighth Edition marks the 28th anniversary since the first edition was published, and it continues its claim to be the most comprehensive textbook on purchasing and supply chain management currently available. It is also of value to professionals and those specialists in other fields who need an understanding of the role and influence of this vital area of business performance.
The authors have used extensive knowledge of real-life events to bring the subject matter to life and to provide a truly international focus on purchasing and supply chain. The economic climate is a massive influence on the need for effective purchasing and supply chain management. Similarly, natural events such as the Japanese earthquakes present the profession with unique challenges. The content of the book will help focus attention in the appropriate risk areas of business. This new edition has been fully revised, covering new developments in the purchasing and supply chain field. There is an increased emphasis on key decisions, supplier relationships, pricing control and negotiation.
This new edition contains:
· Clarity on strategy and policy making
· Key facets of public and private sector practices
· E-procurement, RFID, value for money and relevant skills
· Source material to facilitate further reading and study
· New case studies
· Past CIPS examination questions and discussion questions
· A comprehensive bibliography, index and glossary
· New teaching resources, including an Instructors Manual and comprehensive PowerPoint slides available from www.pearsoned.co.uk/farrington
Purchasing & Supply Chain Management strives to be of great value to those aspiring to be leaders in the profession and who are engaged in professional studies for the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply examinations. It will also provide valuable source information for practising professionals. The content covers a great deal of the syllabus of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply at both the Foundation and Professional stages.
Dr Brian Farrington is the Managing Director of his specialist company, Brian Farrington Limited. They provide training and consultancy support to the public and private sectors of business. They work on major projects and high-value, high-profile procurements. He has extensive experience in the USA, Canada, Southern Africa, Hong Kong and Europe. He has resolved major disputes and negotiated major contracts, including outsourcing key business services.