Reviewer’s choice: 4 must-have books for your wishlist
10th December 2014
Kelly Barner from Buyers Meeting Point handpicks her favourite books of 2014 in her Christmas wishlist.
What is on your Christmas wishlist? Kelly Barner from Buyers Meeting Point has her wishlist all wrapped up. In this post, she handpicks her favourite books of 2014 in her Christmas wishlist.
The Procurement Value Proposition: The Rise of Supply Management, By Gerard Chick and Robert Handfield
“Takes on some of the most pressing challenges facing procurement today and makes them seem both more comprehensible and realistically addressable. This book provides the background, context, and strategy needed by procurement organizations and individuals at any point in their evolution. Add to this numerous visual aids, case studies, and facilitation tools, and you have a book that clearly illustrates how to actively expand and demonstrate procurement's value”. Read the full review
Strategic Procurement: Organizing Suppliers and Supply Chains for Competitive Advantage (2nd Edition), By Caroline Booth
“Strategic Procurement provides a fresh and memorable perspective on the upside potential, common challenges, and unique capabilities of modern procurement, and recognizes new requirements such as risk management and M&A support”. Read the full review
Leading Procurement Strategy: Driving Value Through the Supply Chain, By Carlos Mena, Remko van Hoek, and Martin Christopher
“Leading Procurement Strategy addresses an ambitious list of trending procurement and supply chain subjects. The large group of contributors enables the book to cover a wide range of topics in considerable depth without losing momentum or focus”. Read the full review
Category Management in Purchasing: A Strategic Approach to Maximize Business Profitability, By Jonathan O’Brien
“The book provides all the background, strategy and tactics to stage a successful procurement transformation along category lines”. Read the full review
You can read Kelly Barner’s full wishlist here