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Title:
Purchasing and the management of materials
Author:
Zenz, Gary Joseph.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Sixth edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Wiley, [1987]

©1987
Physical Description:
xvi, 542 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780471818021
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

This widely used text introduces readers to the principles and procedures of purchasing and materials management. Substantially revised for this Sixth Edition, Purchasing and the Management of Materials includes new chapters on international purchasing and value analysis, and an expanded treatment of computer applications. Also new is a discussion of deregulation as a transportation variable, a fresh look at cost-price analysis, an outline of relevant economic concepts, as well as material on conglomerate organizations, multinational operations, international sourcing, and vice-president sourcing. Six entirely new cases have been added. In addition, topics have been organized to make the book an effective preparation for the Certified Purchasing Managers and American Production and Inventory Control Society exams. However, despite all the changes made to this edition, the coverage of fundamental purchasing and related materials management concerns, which provided the framework of highly successful earlier editions, has been carefully preserved.


Table of Contents

Partial table of contents
The Functions and Contributions of Purchasing and Materials Management
Purchase Strategy and Forecasting
Basic Procedures and Purchasing Techniques
Organizational Considerations and Alternatives
Sourcing
Quantity and Inventory Planning and Control
Managing Quality
Purchasing in a Global Marketplace
Purchasing and Materials Management in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors
Legal Considerations
Health-Care Purchasing
Acquisition and Disposal of Capital Equipment
Value Analysis
Transportation and Traffic Management
Reclamation and Salvage Procedures
Make-or-Buy Decisions
Forward Buying, Speculation, and Hedging
Purchasing with Ethics and Social Responsibility
Cases
Appendices
Selected Bibliography
Glossary
Index