The Procurement and Supply Manager's Desk Reference

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The Procurement and Supply Manager's Desk Reference

"Finally, a cohesive volume written for the worldwide profession of purchasing and supply chain management."
—James D. Reeds, CPM, CFPIM, CIRM, CPCM, President, Institute for Supply Management-Silicon Valley

"Great resource. This work is educational, informative, and certainly, most practical."
—Peter Sterlacci, Director, Professional Development, San Jose State University

"Complete with useful information-the authors are extraordinary experts in the field of supply chain management."
—Michael Geraghty, MBA, President, Geraghty International, and author of Anybody Can Negotiate—Even You!

Destined to become every supply manager's essential desktop tool with in-depth, authoritative coverage of each topic

Leaving no stone unturned in covering all aspects of the purchasing and sourcing function, The Procurement and Supply Manager's Desk Reference is filled with everything every supply manager needs to know about the key roles and responsibilities of a procurement manager. Filled with practical aids such as checklists and customizable forms, this essential book provides an easy-to-use road map for the supply manager in the new millennium.

With an eye toward incorporating proactive strategies and best practices, The Procurement and Supply Manager's Desk Reference offers detailed coverage and tips on:

  • Procurement and Best Business Practices
  • Sourcing Management
  • How to select suppliers and measure performance
  • The best way to leverage computer systems
  • Providing value to the organization
  • Identifying those strategies that will work best for your business for years to come

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The Procurement and Supply Manager's Desk Reference

Today's procurement management professional must respond effectively to current market conditions and envision the future needs of their organization. Thoroughly covering all of the key roles and responsibilities of a procurement manager, The Procurement and Supply Manager's Desk Reference is an easy-to-use handbook that shows procurement and supply management professionals, as well as CFOs, controllers, engineers, and supplier representatives, how to master best practices that drive change toward improvement in the business process.

The Procurement and Supply Manager's Desk Reference reflects the changing role of procurement and supply management professionals with coverage of regulations such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and pragmatic insights for a more disciplined approach within the current trendin globalization. Filled with essential resources that readers can customize to

their businesses, including sample requisition and order forms and commonly used financial ratios, this book provides essential information on:

  • Selecting suppliers and measuring performance

  • Leveraging computer systems

  • Providing added value to the organization through supply chain management

  • Improving procurement-related processes

  • Controlling and reducing cost

  • Forming and managing effective contracts

No-nonsense in approach, authors and supply chain management experts Fred Sollish and John Semanik offer guidance on the best way to address issues as they arise with insightful advice on how to establish and maintain good communication, collaboration, and cooperation between suppliers, customers, manufacturers, and distributors. This valuable resource presents readers with a world-class framework for keeping their companies financially competitive in the perpetually changing global economy.

About the Author:

Fred Sollish, MS, CPM, is the Managing Director of eParagon, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in providing training and working tools for the supply chain management profession. Fred is former president and CEO of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Silicon Valley affiliate. He is an instructor and Program Coordinator for California State University, San Jose, and the Center for Intelligent Supply Networks at the University of Texas, Dallas.

John Semanik, MBA, CPM, is cofounder and Director of eParagon, LLC. He has served in senior corporate supply chain positions at leading-edge companies such as Hewlett-Packard and Sun Microsystems, Inc. John is Vice President of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Silicon Valley affiliate. He is Managing Director and instructor for San Jose State University's Professional Development curriculum in Supply Chain Management and Purchasing.

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