101 Models of Procurement & Supply Chain Management contains 101 diverse and cross-functional models which the authors and some of their esteemed colleagues deem to be of greatest value, and which they have found to be of most use when working within global organisations, delivering consultancy activities or teaching Procurement and Supply Chain subjects to international students studying CIPS and other qualifications.
The subject of this book is the way in which government activity impinges on both people and business and the inter-relationship between economics, government and business.
This is a critical appraisal of lean supply concepts and the "partnership" approach to relationships between buyer and seller. It moves beyond partnership sourcing, and attempts to show how inter-firm relationships can be used to develop competitive advantage.
This work presents an analysis of the relationship between corporations and society as it has evolved from the past, into the present, and how it might change in the future.
The author of this text attempts to address, discuss and analyze a number of fundamental issues faced by accountants and auditors, in both the private and public sectors.
This text discusses the essential features of marketing in a clear, concise and logical manner, with relevant examples. The book directly addresses the syllabus for CIPS marketing, CIM marketing fundamentals and CIMA marketing, and also addresses the needs of many marketing degree subjects.
The disciplines of project management, and in particular team-working aspects, are an essential tool of management. This text looks at such issues as the optimization of team performance, gives a multi-disciplinary perspective and considers the question of gender and culture.
The past three or four decades have seen a steep rise in the number of cross-border operations taking place throughout the world, as measured in terms of trade flows (imports-exports), FDI (foreign direct investment), or joint venture initiatives. The scope and depth of today’s international business operations would suggest that cross-border contacts are inevitable for all but a small minority of companies. If we accept this premise, then it surely follows that those companies that wish to operate competitively should be prepared to adapt their operations accordingly.
GCSE Business Studies has been specifically written to meet the requirements of the National Criteria, and covers the new GCSE syllabi precisely. The book is a complete course companion and includes everything needed for GCSE Business Studies courses - knowledge, coursework, exam guidance and homework activities. It is written in a simple, straightforward style and, where appropriate, theory and knowledge are supported with visual material. A case study of a developing business is used as an integrating theme throughout the text, and exercises are tiered according to the degree of difficulty.
The enormous challenge of implementing Total Quality Management - the continuous improvement of all aspects of an organization - has been likened in scale to the task of eating an elephant. This practical guide details the 95 digestible slices essential for the successful introduction and maintenance of TQM.
Few people today enjoy a "career for life". This text, based on recent research, examines the motives, experiences and personal characteristics of successful and unsuccessful potential career changes. From these findings, it provides information to help those considering a career change.
This book covers both the hard and soft issues regarding contract management. As well as looking at for example how to hold an inaugural meeting or deal with a contractual claim, we also discuss the nature of the relationship with the contractor, looking at both adversarial and collaborative models as well as measures you might take to motivate the contractor.
Soft Skills For Hard Business explores the deep link between and the relevance of Behavioural Sciences in relation to the broad spectrum of Procurement, Supplier Relationship Management, Contract Management, Supply Chain Management and more.
The purpose of this book is to provide advice and guidance on procurement for those in Local Authorities and other publictype bodies who have been charged with tendering building repair, maintenance or construction contracts. This second edition has been revised and updated to include all the 2015 Regulations.