Handbook for Buying and Purchasing Management

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The Handbook of Buying and Purchasing Management is a comprehensive guide the covers the A’s to Z’s of purchasing, from the recognition of a need for a product or service to the delivery and satisfaction after the delivery. It is suited for the new buyer who wants a thorough understanding of the principles of purchasing as well as the seasoned purchasing manager who wantes to learn the latest concepts and to learn how to solve the problems that every purchasing operation encounters. Whether working for a small company or giant organization, using the guidelines in this book will help readers do a better job and be prepared to solve the problems often faced. Plus, the book offers tips on the tremendous profit opportunities available from good purchasing and how those profits can be obtained. Also included is advice on how to: · Set up your purchasing organization to gain negotiating strength and minimize duplication of effort · Protect your company from costly legal mistakes when you buy · Use administrative procedures that make buying less risky and provide the information necessary to minimize future cost · Describe the products and services you want to purchase so that you will receive the quality you want and keep cost under control · Analyze cost so you that you are able to negotiate from strength · Find the suppliers you need and how to determine if they are qualified · Follow-up and expedite shipments to get the best results · Avoid common purchasing mistakes.

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This book provides solutions to purchasing problems that every buyer and purchasing manager faces. It covers how to locate and evaluate qualified sources, obtain quality products, avoid shortages, negotiate effectively, streamline the buying process, organize the purchasing department, obtain proper specifications. It tells what you need to know about the law, about pricing and costs, and about computers to do the job effectively and accurately. The book includes policies, procedures, forms, reports, and practical guidelines and checklists to help buyers and purchasing managers eliminate late shipments, improve quality, reduce costs, control back-door selling, reduce paperwork, and save time.

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