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Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, 6th Edition

  • Robert M. Monczka
  • Robert B. Handfield
  • Larry C. Giunipero
  • James L. Patterson
  • ISBN-10: 1285869680
  • ISBN-13: 9781285869681
  • 888 Pages | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2012, 2009, 2005
  • COPYRIGHT: 2016 Published
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Providing a solid managerial perspective, PURCHASING AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT, 6e draws from the authors' firsthand experiences and relationships with executives and practitioners worldwide to present the most current and complete coverage of today's supply management process. The text includes critical developments from the field, such as cases from emerging healthcare and service industries, procure-to-pay redesign, supply risk, innovation, sustainability, collaboration, and much more. Students examine key changes in supply management and the impact of the global economy and ongoing business uncertainty on continuous cost and value management across the supply chain. Numerous real-world cases and captivating examples help students gain contextual insights and knowledge into the strategies, processes, and practices of supply management. PURCHASING AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT, 6E equips future managers with a thorough understanding of the impact that purchasing and supply chain management have on the competitive success and profitability of today's organizations. It introduces students to the critical role of purchasing in the supply chain with a turnkey solution that can serve as a valuable professional reference well beyond the course.


  • TEXT COVERAGE REFLECTS AUTHORS' EXTENSIVE FIRSTHAND EXPERIENCES AND INSIGHTS FROM EXECUTIVES AND PRACTITIONERS WORLDWIDE. The timely, comprehensive coverage throughout this leading-edge text is a culmination of the authors' ongoing discussions with purchasing and supply chain managers from various industries around the world.

  • STRONG MANAGERIAL PERSPECTIVE PREPARES STUDENTS TO MANAGE THE PURCHASING FUNCTION EFFECTIVELY. The text's hallmark, the solid managerial perspective throughout enables students to examine the core tasks and challenges required to effectively manage the purchasing function in the context of today's integrated supply chain.

  • HANDS-ON, APPLIED APPROACH ENSURES LEARNING SUCCESS. The text's engaging approach and integrated learning features, cases, and memorable examples have been thoroughly tested with student audiences to ensure that students remain interested and actively involved in the learning process.

  • THE CONCEPT OF TEAMING IS EMPHASIZED THROUGHOUT THIS BOOK. Because cross-functional teaming and collaboration are so critical in business today, many of the text's case exercises require team effort, helping students fully understand the impact of purchasing on business' major functional activities.

  • THE TEXT PROVIDES A VALUABLE REFERENCE TOOL. In addition to serving as a comprehensive learning tool during class, this leading strategy and purchasing book also serves as a valuable professional reference long after the course has ended.

About the Author

Robert M. Monczka

Robert M. Monczka, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Supply Chain Management at the Eli Broad Graduate School of Management, Michigan State University. He is also former Distinguished Research Professor of Supply Chain Management in the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He has served as Director of Strategic Sourcing and Supply Chain Strategy Research at CAPS Research, where he led initiatives focused on sourcing and supply strategy innovation, development and implementation. A frequent speaker at professional meetings, Dr. Monczka has published more than 200 books and articles. He has consulted worldwide with leading companies in the Fortune 100 and has received two National Science Foundation grants to study supply strategy. He has also been awarded the J. Shipman Gold Medal Award from ISM and the Lifetime Achievement Award from Procurement Leaders (London)..

Robert B. Handfield

Robert B. Handfield, Ph.D., is Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management in the College of Management at North Carolina State University. He also is co-director of the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative. Dr. Handfield serves as Consulting Editor of the Journal of Operations Management and is on the editorial board of several leading academic journals. His research focuses on strategic sourcing, supply market intelligence, supplier relationship management and sourcing overseas. He has served in consulting and executive education roles for more than 20 Fortune 500 companies, including UPS, Biogen, Toshiba, Caterpillar and John Deere.

Larry C. Giunipero

Larry C. Giunipero, Ph.D., C.P.S.M., C.P.M., is Professor of Purchasing and Supply Chain Management at Florida State University. He has published more than 65 articles in various academic journals. His research interests focus on supply management, including supply chain sourcing strategies and relationships, supply management skills and competencies, risk management, global sourcing and e-purchasing. Dr. Giunipero has served as a consultant and/or executive trainer to more than 30 Fortune 1000 organizations both domestically and globally. His teaching awards include the University Transformational Teaching Award and Graduate Teaching Award. He earned his Ph.D. at Michigan State University.

James L. Patterson

James L. Patterson, Ph.D., C.P.M., A.P.P., is Professor of Supply Chain Management (SCM) for the School of Management and Marketing in the College of Business & Technology (CBT). A Michigan State University Ph.D. alumnus in SCM, he holds lifetime Certified Purchasing Manager and Accredited Purchasing Practitioner credentials from the Institute for Supply Management. He served as President of the Quad-City Foreign Trade Zone #133 and was honored twice as CBT’s Outstanding Teacher of the Year. He has also been listed four times in WHO’S WHO AMONG AMERICA’S TEACHERS. He also received WIU’s Administrative Distinguished Service Award while CBT's Assistant Dean. He is a long-standing reviewer for the Journal of Supply Chain Management and Editor Emeritus for the Journal of Contemporary Business Issues. His research interests include supply chain fraud, supply chain risk, negotiation and conflict resolution and strategic sourcing.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Purchasing and Supply Chain Management.
2. The Purchasing Process.
3. Purchasing Policies and Procedures.
4. Supply Management Integration for Competitive Advantage.
5. Purchasing and Supply Management Organization.
6. Supply Management and Commodity Strategy Development.
7. Supplier Evaluation and Selection.
8. Supplier Quality Management.
9. Supplier Management and Development: Creating a World-Class Supply Base.
10. Worldwide Sourcing.
11. Strategic Cost Management.
12. Purchasing and Supply Chain Analysis: Tools and Techniques.
13. Negotiation and Conflict Management.
14. Contract Management.
15. Purchasing Law and Ethics.
16. Lean Supply Chain Management.
17. Purchasing Services.
18. Supply Chain Information Systems and Electronic Sourcing.
19. Performance Measurement and Evaluation.
20. Purchasing and Supply Strategy Trends.

New to this edition

  • CUTTING-EDGE: Reflecting the latest developments and practices from the field, the powerful new Sixth Edition of PURCHASING AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT draws directly from the authors' extensive research and work with purchasing and supply chain managers across industry and across the globe.
  • THOROUGH COVERAGE: Focusing on the topics most important for future managers' success, the text offers expansive coverage of cross-functional teaming, purchasing and supply performance measurement, supplier integration into new product development, electronic sourcing software, supplier risk management, contracting and Internet law, enterprise resource planning (ERP), as well as other innovations and future developments in purchasing.


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