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Global Contract Logistics

Best Practice Toolkit for Planning, Negotiating and Managing a Contract

Tackles the growing complexity of contracting logistics in a technologically accelerating world.
EAN: 9780749475932
Edition: 1
Format: 232x156
224 pages

About the book

The role of a contracting professional begins well before the award of a contract and doesn't end until the benefits of the acquisition have been realised, long after the deliverables arrive in a box on a loading dock. Global Contract Logistics tackles the growing complexity of contracting in a technologically accelerating world. The author looks at the common errors and the ten phases of a successful acquisition.

Global Contract Logistics examines what it takes to be an intelligent client, one who employs contracting or procurement professionals to obtain goods and services on their behalf. It debunks many commonly held myths involving contracting, procurement and acquisition and outlines ten vital steps towards success for intelligent clients and their supporting acquisition professionals. The text is supported by case studies of projects that the author Steve Morgan has led, during his time with the Ministry of Defence and BAA. Online supporting resources include contract templates for procurement and acquisition projects.

About the authors

Steven Morgan

Steven Morgan is a retired US Navy rear admiral and a veteran of the US nuclear submarine force. He is a major systems acquisition expert who was Commercial Director of the UK Ministry of Defence, responsible for the procurement and contract management function. Prior to MOD, he was an executive director at Heathrow Airport responsible for design and build of Terminal 2, and Commercial Director of the nuclear complex at Sellafield. He is currently a non-executive director of the NHS Newcastle Trust and chairman of Calderwood House, a hostel for homeless military veterans. Steven holds an MBA in contract management, is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) and was selected as CIPS Procurement Professional of the year in 2008.

More about Steven Morgan

Many books have been written about purchasing, procurement, contracting, acquisition, supplier management or whichever nomenclature the author has chosen to describe the subject. In this book, Global Contract Logistics, Steven has done a great job of debunking the nomenclature based on his own wide practical experiences, and in his own inimical, no-nonsense, sometimes controversial, style he illustrates just why we need all the players in the joined-up end-to-end process to play their roles responsibly and why we need properly qualified and ultimately chartered professionals to undertake procurement and acquisition. Steven is passionate about the responsibility of those at the top of the profession to recruit, train and guide the professionals of the future. Ours is an exciting profession, whether you are buying boots or torpedoes, food or airport terminals, energy or medicines. His book is a great read for the aspiring professional, for key players in the overall contracting process and for those who are already at the top of the tree. It is an honest and pragmatic read, and I can recommend it highly.

Malcolm Harrison, CEO, Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply