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.