Procurement and Supply Chain Management

Procurement and Supply Chain Management


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This market-leading text continues its claim to be the most comprehensive textbook on procurement and supply chain management currently available. It is also of value to professionals and those specialists in other fields who need an understanding of the role and influence of this vital area of business performance.


    ISBN: 9781292086118
    Edition: 9th Edition
    This Ninth edition is the recommended reading for the Certificate in procurement and supply operations (NC), Advanced certificate in procurement and supply operations (AC), and Diploma in procurement and supply (D).

    The subject matter has been brought to life using extensive real-life examples and a truly international focus on procurement and supply chain. This new fully revised edition covers new developments in the procurement and supply chain field, and offers increased coverage of project procurement and risk management, global sourcing and contract management, alongside a brand new chapter on Legal and Contractual Management.

    New to this Edition
    The entire content has been updated to reflect such changes as contract risk, EU Procurement Regulations, category management, procurement strategies and world-class procurement. Extensive research has been carried out on an international scale to reflect material changes in the procurement profession.


    Part 1: Introduction, strategy, logistics, supply chain, policies and procedures

    • The scope and influence of procurement
    • Strategic procurement
    • Logistics and supply chains
    • Organisational and supply chain structures
    • Procurement policies, procedures and support tools

    Part 2: Supplier relationships, legal & contractual management, quality management, sourcing, supplier selection, price management and long-term cost in use

    • Supplier relationships and partnering
    • Legal and contractual management
    • Quality management, service and product innovation
    • Matching supply with demand
    • Sourcing, supplier selection and performance management
    • Purchase price management and long-term cost-in-use

    Part 3: Project management and risk management, global sourcing, negotiation skills, contract management, category procurement, world-class procurement to enhance business performance

    • Project procurement and risk managemen
    • Global sourcing
    • Negotiation skills, practice and business benefits
    • Contract management
    • Category and commodity procurement
    • World-class procurement to enhance business performance


    Dr Brian Farrington is the Managing Director of his specialist company, Brian Farrington Limited. They provide training and consultancy support to the public and private sectors of business. They work on major projects and high-value, high-profile and high-risk procurements. He has extensive experience in the USA, Canada, Southern Africa, Hong Kong and Europe. He has resolved major disputes and negotiated complex contracts, including outsourcing key business services.

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