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Author Chick, Gerard

Title The procurement value proposition : the rise of supply management / Gerard Chick, Robert Handfield
Published London ; Philadelphia : Kogan Page Limited, [2015]
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Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Structure of the book; Book overview; Part A: Foundations and establishment of contemporary procurement; Part B: Innovation debates: creating your own value from procurement; How to use this book; Notes; Part A Foundations and establishment of contemporary procurement; 01 What is contemporary procurement?; The emergence of procurement as a profession; The emergence of procurement as an academic discipline; Early developments towards modern procurement; Procurement becomes supply (chain) management
Can procurement embrace complexity?Defining procurement performance and procurement value; Value -- the holy grail for procurement; If the CEO was to ask you 'how much might that price cost the business?' could you answer?; The right stuff; How should we measure procurement's performance?; Looking forward; Some conclusions; Notes; 03 From global trends to corporate strategy; The key global trends; The five game changers; Corporate social responsibility; New technologies; Globalization: risk; Demographic changes: talent; The shift in the global economic centre of gravity
External impacts: what procurement must do today and in the futureDeveloping corporate and procurement strategy to meet the challenges; Conclusion; Notes; 04 Five game changers; Game changer no. 1: corporate social responsibility (CSR); How should procurement organizations respond to this increased focus on CSR?; A global perspective on CSR; Game changer no. 2: technological advances; How is procurement responding to advanced technologies?; A global perspective on technological advances; Game changer no. 3: globalization; How is procurement responding to globalization?
Observations on globalizationGame changer no. 4: demographic changes; How is procurement responding to these demographic shifts?; A global perspective on demographic changes; Game changer no. 5: the shift in the global economic centre of gravity; How is procurement responding to this shift in economic power?; A global perspective on the economic power shift; Some conclusions; Notes; 05 Taking a practical approach to improvement; What do we aspire to be? Aligning procurement's value and capabilities; Implementing the ACE model; The need to tread carefully
The dawn of the modern era: procurement as an enabler and value adderPurchasing's legacy; Towards procurement's value proposition; Conclusions; Notes; 02 Procurement maturity; Organizations continue to grow their supply chain global footprint; As companies expand globally, so does supply chain complexity; Increased globalization brings increased risk of supply disruption; Regulatory requirements are a big part of complexity; Logistics network redesign and customization; Challenges in supply chain and logistics infrastructure; Increasing sustainability pressure; What does this mean?
Summary The aim of The Procurement Value Proposition is to contemplate the value proposition to the business of contemporary Procurement and Supply Management. Business organisations are going through rapid external and internal organisational changes due to an increased focus on sustainability and corporate responsibility, technological advances, geo-political and macro-economic change and demographic shifts. Value and what it means is the key purchasing and supply chain management challenge the authors seek to address in this book. If purchasing and supply chain managers are to embrace this challeng
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Business logistics
Industrial procurement
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industrial Management.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Management Science.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Organizational Behavior.
Business logistics.
Industrial procurement.
Form Electronic book
Author Handfield, Robert B
ISBN 0749471204 (electronic bk.)
9780749471200 (electronic bk.)