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Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, 6th Edition

  • Arjan J. van Weele
  • ISBN-10: 1408088460
  • ISBN-13: 9781408088463
  • 416 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published
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In this era of turbulence and change, it is important to be up-to-date with the latest developments in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management theory and practice. Employing a flexible managerial perspective, Purchasing and Supply Chain Management sixth edition provides a complete introduction to the key concepts of this fast moving area. Global examples from Intel, Li and Fung and Hewlett-Packard to name a few, demonstrate the challenges and solutions to the problems companies face every day, while the latest research insights add a critical perspective throughout.


  • Brand new chapter on contract management for complex projects thoroughly explains this process from start to finish.

  • Updated case studies and memo features bring current practice to life.

  • Refined coverage of purchasing and business strategy and corporate social responsibility.

  • Every copy of this book comes with access to premium online platform which includes a wealth of additional case material, questions, games, an integrated eBook and more.

About the Author

Arjan J. van Weele

Prof. Dr. Arjan J. van Weele holds the NEVI-Chair in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management at Eindhoven University of Technology, Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences (IE&IS). He has extensive experience in teaching, research and consultancy and has written numerous articles and books in the areas of strategic management, business logistics and purchasing and supply chain management. In 2003 he received the Hans Ovelgönne Award from the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM) for his outstanding academic contribution in the area of purchasing and supply management.

Table of Contents

Section 1
1. The role of purchasing in the value chain
2. Industrial buying behaviour: decision-making in purchasing
3. The purchasing management process
4. Purchasing and facilities management
5. Buying business services
6. Public procurement
7. Market structures and supply market research

Section 2
8. Outsourcing and risk management
9. Purchasing and business strategy
10. Category sourcing: getting better performance from suppliers
11. Purchasing, innovation and quality management
12. Purchasing, logistics and supply chain management
13. Organization and structure of purchasing
14. Performance measurement and governance in purchasing

Section 3
15. Preparing for partnership with suppliers: cost approaches and techniques
16. Buying and supply management in retail
17. Purchasing, corporate social responsibility and ethics