Reviews and Testimonials
…I found this to be a stunning book which will reach a wide audience since every supply chain, logistics, production, purchasing and service manager will need to have it as an office reference book.
– Sir Roger S. Jones, OBE, Chairman of the Welsh Development Agency, UK
This is a timely and relevant publication. Professor Quayle has identified the changing and increasingly complex environment that is the global market place with its socio-political and environment contexts as the starting point for a detailed consideration of issues and fundamental aspects in respect of purchasing and supply chain management that impact upon the efficiency and effectiveness of organizations. Whilst this is considered under pertinent headings, it is analyzed and developed in the context of the integrated supply chain. Furthermore, as the title states, it recognizes concepts and strategic approaches yet clearly sets them in the reality of practical applications.
– David Moore, Cranfield University, UK
Quayle brings his obvious knowledge and expertise to bear in a comprehensive examination of the purchasing and supply chain field. A must buy for all those working in or studying purchasing and supply chain management.
– David Lamond, Sydney Graduate School of Management, Australia
Time to market is critical in today's globalized economies. In this book, Professor Quayle provides an excellent reference which brings together all the pieces of the value chain jigsaw, and clearly demonstrates the power of a well managed and integrated supply chain. An essential read.
– Tim Williams, Chief Executive, Welsh Automotive Forum, UK
This is a long-overdue book. I welcome a global perspective on supply chain management. The importance of the global supply chain is all-encompassing.
– Brian McGarrie, University of Newcastle upon Tyne Business School, UK
Using Case Studies and other practical examples, this volume illustrates a number of strategies for purchasing and supply chain management that may be applied by organizations worldwide.
– Book News, August 2006