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Leading Procurement Strategy

Driving Value Through the Supply Chain

Unlock the competitive advantages of procurement with this guide to developing and delivering strategies that optimize this key business function.
EAN: 9781398601581
Edition: 3
Published:
Format: 234x156
272 pages

About the book

Delivering successful procurement programs has helped businesses like IKEA, Tesla and Nike maximize the potential of their resources and gain the competitive advantage. Learn how to develop similar strategies, that meet the needs of the business, customers and suppliers, and lead their implementation using insights from the experts in procurement strategy.

Leading Procurement Strategy
provides readers with a complete overview of the skills, knowledge and tools needed to implement a successful procurement strategy. The expert author team of Carlos Mena, Remko van Hoek, and Martin Christopher present practical advice and guidance underpinned by academic theory and supported by an extensive range of real-world case studies including IBM, IKEA, John Deere, NASA, Nike and Tesla. Readers are shown how to develop, deliver and sustain procurement performance with clear and accessible guidance.

The third edition offers the latest insights into the future of procurement and digitalization, updates on green and socially responsible procurement and a revised structure. The key issues affecting the procurement function are covered and tips for developing the best practices in teams are found throughout.

About the authors

Carlos Mena is the Nike Professor of Supply Chain Management at Portland State University (PSU), USA. Previously, he was a faculty member at Michigan State University, USA and Cranfield University, UK.

Remko van Hoek is Professor of Supply Chain Management at the University of Arkansas, USA. Previously, he was Chief Procurement Officer at the Walt Disney Company, California, USA and he held executive roles at Nike, Cofely (GDF SUEZ) and PwC.

Martin Christopher is Emeritus Professor of Marketing and Logistics at Cranfield School of Management, Bedfordshire, UK.


Great to see a relevant and rich set of practical tools, several of which, including the sourcing gemstone, we use in our organization. This book can help equip talent of the future for the growing business value that procurement can drive and achieve.

Michael DeWitt, Vice President Strategic Sourcing, Walmart International