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Effective Strategic Sourcing

Drive Performance with Sustainable Strategies for Procurement

Successfully design and implement a robust, ethical and environmentally sustainable sourcing strategy to improve business margins and provide a competitive advantage.
EAN: 9781398605541
Edition: 1
Format: 234 x 156
256 pages

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About the book

Modern supply chains are enjoying new opportunities for innovation and growth. Build competitive advantage, optimize cost and encourage ethical business practices with the process of strategic sourcing.

Effective Strategic Sourcing brings together tools and techniques to develop comprehensive sourcing strategies and drive performance and margin improvement in an ethical, environmentally responsible way. From supplier research and risk analysis to category management and cost modelling, it answers key questions around make versus buy, outsource versus insource and RFI versus RFP.

Top supply chain leaders from a range of industries offer their insights and experience in interviews covering the challenges inherent in modern strategic sourcing. The book also focuses on how supply chain and procurement professionals can address sustainability concerns by thinking globally and acting locally and aiming for net-zero carbon footprint sourcing. Learn from the experts and thrive in the 'new normal' with this essential guide to maximising the benefits of strategic sourcing.

About the authors

Patrick Barr is the owner and Managing Partner of Barr Performance Coaching, based in Greater Dublin, Ireland. He has over 30 years' international experience in supply chain operations, strategic sourcing and strategy management, and previously held senior supply chain roles at Microsoft, Diageo and British Airways. His current clients range from micro SMEs to major multinationals. He is a Faculty member at the Irish Management Institute and is also the author of The Successful Career Toolkit, published by Kogan Page.
  • The writing style makes it very easy to read and digest. I particularly liked the practical advice to support procurement professionals at all levels cover the breadth of topics that is now required when developing a strategy or new supplier relationship. This practical approach also suits people looking to develop themselves further in procurement.
  • Piers Grumett, Operations Director, Megger

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