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Leading Procurement Strategy

Driving Value Through the Supply Chain

Lead exceptional procurement teams and deliver sustainable competitive advantage with this new strategy to approach procurement as an influential business function.
EAN: 9780749481643
Edition: 2
Format: 235x155
280 pages

About the book

Leading Procurement Strategy is a must-read for all senior procurement executives wishing to further enhance their skill set, master the latest developments in procurement strategy and really come into their own as procurement leaders. The expert author team explains how to effectively manage and mitigate risks in the supply chain, appreciate the key issues affecting the procurement function and develop best practice excellence in teams.

Providing the latest thinking in procurement and supply management within the broad perspective of different industries, this second edition of Leading Procurement Strategy covers: global sourcing; supplier relationship management; cost management; information technologies and future developments. The book is underpinned by academic theory and supported by an extensive range of real world case studies drawn from the authors' experiences, including Tesco, Tata, Coca-Cola, BAA, P&G and IBM. This new edition provides the skills, knowledge and tools needed to articulate an effective strategy and embrace a transformational role to lead procurement teams, showing how procurement can become an influential function that delivers sustainable competitive advantage.

About the authors

Carlos Mena

Carlos Mena is the Nike Professor of Supply Chain Management at Portland State University (PSU). Prior to joining PU he was a faculty member at Michigan State University and at Cranfield University (UK). The focus of his research is the impact of procurement and supply chain management practices on economic, social and environmental performance. He has more than 80 publications to his name and regularly presents at international conferences.

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Remko van Hoek

Remko van Hoek is Professor at the Supply Chain Management Department of the University of Arkansas, Sam M. Walton College of Business. He is also an independent advisor to several companies on sourcing and procurement. Previously he was chief procurement officer at the Walt Disney Company, with responsibility for $15bn in external spend. He also held procurement and supply chain executive roles in both the USA and Europe with several companies, including Nike, Cofely (GDF SUEZ) and PwC. Remko serves on the Board of Directors of the Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals, is a visiting Professor at the Cranfield School of Management, has published widely including in the Harvard Business Review and is a fellow of CIPS and CILT.

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Martin Christopher

Martin Christopher has been at the forefront of the development of new thinking in logistics and supply chain management for over 30 years. He is Emeritus Professor of Marketing and Logistics at Cranfield University, where he helped build the Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management into a leading centre of excellence. His published work is widely cited by other scholars and he has been invited to participate in academic and industry events around the world.

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Just what we need to the development of future leaders in procurement

Eric Germa, Chief Procurement Officer, Macy's