Fundamentals of Purchasing and Supply Management is a fun, accessible, and comprehensive first look at the world of purchasing that can easily be used as a textbook in the college, community college, and high school setting. It is written in an engaging, fun, and accessible style and every chapter includes interesting case exercises. It is also a useful reference for those in the business world new to purchasing and supply management. The chapters of Fundamentals of Purchasing and Supply Management: The Wonderful World of Purchasing * A Closer Look at the Purchasing and Procurement Process * Purchasing the Right Quantity * The Right Quality in Purchasing * Looking at Time and Place * Understanding the Right Price * Supplier Selection * Understanding Negotiation in the Purchasing Process * Purchasing, Contracts, and the Law * Purchasing on the Global Stage * The People Side of Purchasing * Business Strategy and Purchasing. A Fundamentals of Purchasing and Supply Management Teaching Pack will also soon be available from the publisher that includes PowerPoint and Keynote slides, activities and games, homework assignments, test questions for each chapter, and suggestions and resources for adapting the materials for online instruction. With the Fundamentals of Purchasing and Supply Management Teaching Pack, an entire semester of content is at your fingertips.
About the Author
Dr. Philip Price is a professor of logistics and chair of the department of logistics at the College of Business and Public Policy at the University of Alaska Anchorage. He is an expert in supply chain management and international business. He is the author of Looking at Logistics: A Practical Introduction to Logistics, Customer Service, and Supply Chain Management; Warehouse Management and Inventory Control; Stores and Distribution Management; and Integrated Materials Management. Natalie Harrison, M.Ed., is a business education specialist and corporate communications and training consultant. She is an expert in communications, training, and applications of the MBTI personality type theory. Along with Dr. Price, she is the author of Looking at Logistics: A Practical Introduction to Logistics, Customer Service, and Supply Chain Management and Warehouse Management and Inventory Control. Dr. Morgan Henrie is the president of MH Consulting, Inc. and is a certified Project Management Professional. He is an expert in project management, telecommunications, and the oil and gas industry. He is the author of Multi-National Project Team Communications: International Cultural Influences and Cultural Influences in Engineering Projects. Dr. Francis Jeffries is a professor of management at the College of Business and Public Policy at the University of Alaska Anchorage and is an expert in organizational behavior, organization development, emotional intelligence, and negotiations. He is the author of extensive research in the fields of organizational behavior and emotional intelligence. Dr. George Geistauts is a professor of business administration at the College of Business and Public Policy at the University of Alaska Anchorage and is an expert in strategic management. He is the author of Alaska's Future: Commentary on a Delphi Perspective, The Alaska Small Business Planning Guide: A Manual to Help Entrepreneurs Formulate and Use a Business Plan and Financing Proposal, and Toward an Effective Board: A Manual for Public Broadcasting Station Board Members.