This book takes the subject of strategic procurement and makes sense of it in a way we can all connect with. The key components of strategic procurement are explored in turn, including key concepts such as category and supplier management and CSR. The subject is contextualised in modern, organisational theory, and throughout the book, Booth weaves in a practical route map that demonstrates exactly what organisations need to put in place if procurement is to make a worthwhile contribution to organisational success. The book is a delight to read and brings the subject to life, made understandable through a rich collection of examples, practical tips, and by links to all our daily experiences. It does not feel like a business book at all but a compelling story of how to make procurement great, and that every senior manager should read.