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The Procurement Value Proposition by WINNER: ACA-Bruel 2015 - Grand Prix Businesses are going through rapid change due to an increased focus on sustainability and corporate responsibility, technological advances, geo-political and macro-economic change, and demographic shifts. If purchasing and supply chain managers are to embrace these challenges they must develop new ways of thinking about supply structures and processes as well as new skills and competencies. The Procurement Value Proposition examines these important changes that will have a profound effect on the way future procurement is carried out. It considers the implications of global economic transformation for procurement set against: changes in business contexts, purchasing strategies, organisational structure, roles and responsibilities, system development and skills required to work in the profession. This book discusses the value proposition offered by contemporary procurement to the sustainability and development of business. They examine how organizations that position procurement as a core business function will be able to drive a more competitive lever for change, and more readily adapt to the forces driving rapid change in the current global environment. The Procurement Value Proposition features case studies of companies that are moving through procurement transformation in a continual phase of movement and adaption to the multitude of shifts that are occurring. It features input, observations and case studies from CPO's, Commercial Directors and other Procurement and business leaders. The book considers a variety of geographical contexts and highlights differences between the US, the UK and China. Awarded the Grand Prix ACA-Bruel for its important contributions to the research and practice in procurement and supply chain management, it has been recognized for its ambitious vision of procurement.
Publication Date: 2014-12-28
Building Procurement by As an industrial process, construction is unique in that the method of procurement of any built asset (building, infrastructure or process plant) defines many of the subsequent management processes that take place during the building phase - a very different situation to the purchase of goods and services in most other industries. The procurement process is therefore central to the success of any construction project and many of the problems which impact construction projects can be traced back to the procurement phase, so a good understanding of the methods of procurement and the influence it has on project success is essential for all those working in the industry. Much has changed in the global construction industry since publication of the first edition of Building Procurement, for example the global liquidity & banking crisis and the debt burden of many major economies. This new edition has been rewritten to take account of these significant developments, but at its core it continues to provide a critical examination and review of current procurement practices in the UK, continental Europe (including EU procurement procedures), China and the USA. It retains its original strong emphasis on the need for clients to establish achievable objectives which reflect the project business case and focuses on development of suitable strategies and management structures to meet those objectives in the current construction climate. Building Procurement will be essential reading for senior undergraduate and postgraduate students of construction management and practitioners working in all areas of construction management. Review of the first edition "...a thorough and comprehensive investigation of building procurement..." Construction Management and Economics
Publication Date: 2013-01-14
A Short Guide Procurement Risk by Typically, much less regard is paid to external suppliers and the risk present when dealing with them. As a minimum, suppliers are the sources of materials, services and expert attention which enables the company to feed its business model. When done well, a high-performance risk-aware procurement process provides the bonus of competitive advantage, with ability to capitalise, rather than suffer, from the occurrence of unexpected events. This short guide explains how to do it.
Publication Date: 2010-05-28
The Procurement and Supply Manager's Desk Reference by Every supply manager's essential desktop tool with in-depth,authoritative coverage of each topic Leaving no stone unturned in covering all aspects of theprocurement and sourcing functions, The Procurement and SupplyManager's Desk Reference, Second Edition is filled witheverything every organization needs to know about the key roles andresponsibilities of a procurement professional. Presented logicallyto match the flow of the procurement and sourcing functions, thebook is filled with practical aids such as step-by-step guides toeach segment of the process, as well as checklists and customizableforms. The new edition of this essential book provides aneasy-to-use road map for the procurement and supply manager in thenew millennium. Coverage on how to select suppliers and measureperformance Reveals the easiest way to drive continuous improvement in thesupply base Features tips on providing value to the organization Helps you identify those strategies that will work best foryour business for years to come Written for the worldwide profession of procurement and supplymanagement, The Procurement and Supply Manager's Desk Reference,Second Edition offers detailed coverage and tips with an eyetoward incorporating proactive strategies and best practices.
Publication Date: 2012-07-31
Benchmarking Public Procurement 2016 by Public procurement accounts for around one-fifth of global gross domestic product (GDP). Given its size the public procurement market can improve public sector performance, promote national competitiveness, drive domestic economic growth, and boost economic development. Launched at the request of the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group, Benchmarking Public Procurement presents actionable indicators to help countries identify and monitor policies and regulations that impact how private sector companies do business with the government in 77 economies. The Benchmarking Public Procurement 2016 report is organized under two parts: the public procurement life cycle and the complaint and reporting mechanisms indicators. Data was gathered using standardized questionnaires distributed to expert contributors in each economy. The project builds on the Doing Business methodology and aims to promote evidence-based decision making by governments and shed light over areas where few empirical data have been presented so far.
Publication Date: 2015-11-12
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association by The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Seventh Edition is the official source for APA Style. With millions of copies sold worldwide in multiple languages, it is the style manual of choice for writers, researchers, editors, students, and educators in the social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences, nursing, communications, education, business, engineering, and other fields. Known for its authoritative, easy-to-use reference and citation system, the Publication Manual also offers guidance on choosing the headings, tables, figures, language, and tone that will result in powerful, concise, and elegant scholarly communication. It guides users through the scholarly writing process--from the ethics of authorship to reporting research through publication. The seventh edition is an indispensable resource for students and professionals to achieve excellence in writing and make an impact with their work. The seventh edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect best practices in scholarly writing and publishing. All formats are in full color, with a new tabbed spiral version Improved ease of navigation, with many additional numbered sections to help users quickly locate answers to their questions Resources for students on writing and formatting annotated bibliographies, response papers, and other paper types as well as guidelines on citing course materials Dedicated chapter for new users of APA Style covering paper elements and format, including sample papers for both professional authors and student writers New chapter on journal article reporting standards that includes updates to reporting standards for quantitative research and the first-ever qualitative and mixed methods reporting standards in APA Style New chapter on bias-free language guidelines for writing about people with respect and inclusivity in areas including age, disability, gender, participation in research, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and intersectionality More than 100 new reference examples covering periodicals, books, audiovisual media, social media, webpages and websites, and legal resources More than 40 new sample tables and figures Expanded guidance on ethical writing and publishing practices, including how to ensure the appropriate level of citation, avoid plagiarism and self-plagiarism, and navigate the publication process Guidelines that support accessibility for all users, including simplified reference, in-text citation, and heading formats as well as additional font options
Publication Date: 2019-10-01