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ISBN-13: 978-0538476423 ISBN-10: 0538476427 Edition: 5th

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Robert M. Monczka, Ph.D., is the former Distinguished Research Professor of Supply Chain Management in the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and Professor Emeritus at the Eli Broad Graduate School of Management, Michigan State University. He also served as director of Strategic Sourcing and Supply Chain Strategy Research at CAPS Research, where he led initiatives focused on sourcing and supply strategy innovation, development, and implementation. A frequent speaker at professional meetings, Dr. Monczka has published more than 200 books and articles. He has consulted worldwide with leading companies in the Fortune 100 and has received two National Science Foundation grants to study supply strategy.

Robert B. Handfield, Ph.D., is Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management in the College of Management at North Carolina State University. He also is Co-Director of the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative (http:// scrc.ncsu.edu). Dr. Handfield serves as Consulting Editor of the Journal of Operations Management and is on the editorial board of several leading academic journals. His research focuses on strategic sourcing, supply market intelligence, supplier relationship management, and sourcing overseas. He has served in consulting and executive education roles for more than 20 Fortune 500 companies.

Larry C. Giunipero, Ph.D., CPSM, CPM, is Professor of Purchasing and Supply Chain Management at Florida State University. He has published more than 60 articles in various academic journals. His research interests focus on supply management, including supply chain sourcing strategies and relationships, supply management skills and competencies, risk management, global sourcing, and e-purchasing. Dr. Giunipero has served as a consultant and/or executive trainer to more than 25 Fortune 1000 organizations both domestically and globally. He earned his Ph.D. at Michigan State University.

James L. Patterson, Ph.D., C.P.M., A.P.P., is Assistant Dean and Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management in the College of Business and Technology at Western Illinois University - Quad Cities. A Michigan State University Ph.D. alumnus in SCM, he holds lifetime C.P.M. and A.P.P. credentials from the Institute for Supply Management. He also serves as President of the Quad-City Foreign Trade Zone #133 and has twice been honored as Outstanding Teacher of the Year for WIU's CBT and four times in WHO'S WHO AMONG AMERICA'S TEACHERS. He is a long-standing reviewer for the JOURNAL OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT. Dr. Patterson's research interests include supply chain risk management, supply chain fraud, buyer-supplier relationships, negotiation and conflict resolution, and sourcing strategy.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 888 pages
  • Publisher: South-Western College/West; 5 edition (March 8, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0538476427
  • ISBN-13: 978-0538476423
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Duane Fernandez on April 21, 2014
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The book is very redundant and has numerous grammar errors. The same material could have been delivered with 60% less pages. This is quite a disappointment considering it's a 5th edition textbook.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By PhD Chef on May 20, 2015
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As an instructor who just used this book at the recommendation of a colleague, let me just say that my overall view of this textbook can be summed up with one word: redundant.

To be sure, this textbook contains a huge amount of material and goes in significant depth to cover details of the purchasing function. However, there's so much redundant material among the chapters that I ended up covering maybe less than 1/4 of the actual chapters. I had to stitch together several parts from different chapters in order to ensure that students are not inundated with material that had already been covered in past chapters.

It is apparent that authors aimed to gift this textbook to academia as an "all-in-one" textbook to cover both supply chain management and purchasing classes. Unfortunately, content redundancy hinders effective coverage of either topic without significant "Frankensteining."

This textbook is better suited for a supply chain class with a purchasing slant. Authors must streamline content before this book can be effectively utilized to teach a dedicated purchasing class.
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By Mario Morga on December 9, 2013
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excellent book, cover in detail all aspect related purchasing and how the rest of the areas are linked in detail.
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By Amazon Customer on September 1, 2013
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This is an expensive book but Amazon had the cheapest price. arrived in time for my classes. havent used it yet but seems like cases presented in the book will be very beneficial.i will give another review after i have used it.
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By likeHONEY on August 23, 2013
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The book was pretty user friendly. No real complaints about it. It's not the most interesting subject but the writer did manage to make it quite readable and easy to study.
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By Jason on September 29, 2011
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I bought this book for my college class and found it so valuable and full of good info that I kept it instead of trading in. Good general book to reference if you work in supply chain.
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Good book for anyone new to SCM or Purchasing. Walks you through the concepts you need to know for a basic understanding of the profession.
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Really fast and efficient for quick study questions. The find option is extremely helpful vs the conventional flipping through pages.
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