Best Practice Procurement: Public and Private Sector Perspectives

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Academics and professionals provide perspectives on improving purchasing performance across public and private manufacturing and service sectors. Major themes are supply chain management, outsourcing and partnership, organization and management, electronic commerce, and performance evaluation. Some topics include environmental purchasing, the impact of electronic commerce on purchasing in the supply chain, and purchasing performance in the UK's higher education sector. Based on papers presented at the March 1999 8th Annual International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association Conference held in Belfast and Dublin. Erridge teaches public policy and management at the University of Ulster. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780566083662
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 4/1/2001
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

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Pt. 1 Supply chain management 1
1 Co-evolutionary purchasing: several steps beyond supply chain management? 5
2 Power, cost and value appropriation in the publishing supply and value chain 13
3 The role of main contractors in developing customer focus up and down construction's supply chain 22
4 Environmental purchasing: tools of engagement 33
5 A comprehensive conceptual model for managing environmental impacts, costs and risks in supply chains 42
Pt. 2 Outsourcing and partnership 51
6 Outsourcing: a national and sector level perspective on policy and practice 55
7 A framework for classification of services to gain strategic purchasing insights 63
8 Supplier classification as an enabler for a differentiated purchasing strategy 73
9 Beyond the 'core versus non-core' logic: the need for a contingency model for effective outsourcing in the public and private sectors 82
10 The role of power in partnership relationships: an empirical investigation of the current body of knowledge 90
Pt. 3 Organization and management 101
11 From ideology to action: options, issues, roadblocks and realities of driving change in purchasing and supply 107
12 Getting to the fundamentals in procurement training 116
13 A cross-sector comparison of purchasing team use 127
14 A quart from a pint pot? Developing the effective use of purchasing consortia 136
Pt. 4 Electronic commerce 143
15 The impact of electronic commerce on purchasing in the supply chain 149
16 The strategic contribution of e-commerce to MRO procurement 160
17 Supporting decentralized supplier management by publishing tenders on the Internet 169
18 Making use of Internet technology to achieve lean management in the West Midlands automotive supply chain 177
19 Purchasing consortia and Internet technology 184
Pt. 5 Performance evaluation 193
20 Performance evaluation within the DVLA 197
21 Purchasing performance in the UK's Higher Education sector - functional measures to help in strategic development for the 21st century 207
22 Benchmarking for strategic procurement: practices of Polish companies in an international context 220
23 Textbook methods for auditing purchasing and supply management: do they work in practice? 230
24 Process management and performance measurement in the supply chain: a food distribution case 238
Index 251
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