Strategic Purchasing Management

Strategic Purchasing Management

Michael Quayle (University of Glamorgan, UK)
Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 29
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-899-4.ch002


Purchasing is at the heart of any supply chain. Purchasing needs to be strategic to facilitate an effective supply chain. Within this chapter, I will explore corporate planning, purchasing planning and strategies, corporate and environmental factors and how to go about the strategy and planning process. I will also explore buying decisions, ethical purchasing, and procurement agencies.

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