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David Noble writes about Strategic Sourcing for The Growing Business Handbook

CIPS 5 August 2011

Chapter from CIPS in The Growing Business Handbook online

The Growing Business Handbook is now available online; the book is a collaborative resource for professionals looking to manage business growth. Contributors include David Noble from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply, London School of Economics, Aberdeen Business School, University of Strathclyde and the Chartered Management Institute along with many others.

The topics throughout the handbook include planning, innovation, leading and structuring growth and expansion which aims to encourage and advise professionals looking to improve growth.

In his article, Mr Noble explains strategic sourcing, a common procurement practice that enables companies to continuously improve and re-evaluate their purchasing activities. Examples of good strategic sourcing mentioned in the article include how to map your supply chain and why analysis is of utmost importance

 

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