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Effective Purchasing...the Critical Success Factors

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Published by Policy Publications in association with the University of Luton and supported by The European Institute of Purchasing Management.

Learn from the experience of other companies how to improve corporate purchasing. Based on in-depth research covering the purchasing functions and activities of 296 European companies, this 175 page A4 report can be used to review your organisationís purchasing strategy and practice, brief your top management team on purchasing issues, assess where you stand in relation to approaches adopted in other countries and identify opportunities to derive more value from your purchasing function. Nine policy issues are examined in depth, including relationships with suppliers, outsourcing and ways of measuring purchasing performance.

The report contains 79 diagrams, country statistics and checklists of key action points to help ensure your organisationís corporate purchasing contributes to the bottom line and enhances competitiveness.

Table of Contents:
The research team
Introduction: how we carried out the research
Executive summary
Winning benefits from purchasing
How purchasing is organised
The treatment of purchasing
Relationships with suppliers
Purchasing and information technology
Outsourcing purchasing
Measuring purchasing performance
International purchasing
Purchasing in the future
Statistical summary and country statistics
Further reading

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