The Supply Management Leadership Process: Strategies for Organizational Effectiveness

The Supply Management Leadership Process: Strategies for Organizational Effectiveness

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"The Supply Management Leadership Process" is the fourth and final volume in the ISM Supply Management Knowledge Series. Each volume is designed to aid in preparation for the Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) and Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (A.P.P.) Exams, administered by the Institute for Supply Management. This volume, and all of the books in this series, is based on the current C.P.M. and A.P.P. Examination specifications.

It is widely accepted that an excellent supply management department can make a significant contribution to the overall success of an organization through both cost savings and value enhancement strategies. As supply management becomes a more visible part of the organization, the leadership and management of the purchasing function becomes paramount to its success. The quality and magnitude of the contributions that supply management makes to the organization's success are directly related to the people in the purchasing function, to their motivation and skill levels.

"The Supply Management Leadership Process" contains new material not previously included in the C.P.M. Examination, including further discussion on general management. The material covered in this volume reflects the importance of good management and visionary leadership to the success of purchasing. Each chapter includes a concise summary of key points as well as review questions.

"The Supply Management Leadership Process" explains:
- The strategic planning and budgeting processes, and how these relate to purchasing;
- Issues associated with leading and managing, applying key theories of motivation, management, and the use of teams to the purchasing organization;
- Major issues in selection, recruitment, retention, and continuing education of purchasing personnel;
- The management control systems employed by purchasing, such as policies, procedures, and forms;
- Issues related to purchasing organizational structure and the reengineering of key purchasing processes;
- How to monitor, evaluate, and report on purchasing performance, including improvement efforts, individual employee results, supplier performance, and other important activities.

Whether pursuing the C.P.M. or just interested in improving the management and leadership of purchasing processes, "The Supply Management Leadership Process" will be a valuable resource for purchasers.