The Purchasing and Supply Manager's Guide to the C.P.M. Exam

Author: Fred Sollish,John Semanik

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0782150829

Category: Computers

Page: 478

View: 9637


Real World Scenarios for Practical Insights into the Field ofPurchasing and Supply Management Whether you're a purchasing or supply management professionalseeking to validate the skills and knowledge acquired through yearsof practical experience, or a relative newcomer to the fieldlooking to strengthen your resume, the C.P.M. certification fromthe Institute for Supply Management (ISM) provides you with themeans to do so. The Purchasing and Supply Manager's Guide to theC.P.M. Exam was developed to help you prepare for the four modulesthat comprise the C.P.M. exam, and includes additional study toolsdesigned to reinforce understanding of crucial subject areas. KEY TOPICS INCLUDE: Purchasing Process. Identifying requirements, preparation ofsolicitations, supplier analysis, contract execution,implementation, and administration. Supply Environment. Negotiations, information technology,quality issues, internal relationships, and externalrelationships. Value Enhancement Strategies. Sourcing analysis, supply andinventory management, value enhancing methods, forecasting andstrategies. Management. Management and organization, and human resourcemanagement. This Study Guide is not sponsored by, endorsed by, or affiliatedin any way with the Institute for Supply Management (ISM). ISM andC.P.M. are trademarks or registered marks of the Institute forSupply Management. This publication may be used in assistingstudents to prepare for the C.P.M. exam, but neither Harbor LightPress nor ISM warrants that use of this publication will ensurepassing of the exam. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials arenot included as part of eBook file.

Proactive Purchasing in the Supply Chain: The Key to World-Class Procurement

Author: David Burt,Sheila Petcavage,Richard Pinkerton

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071770623

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 512

View: 5361


Transform purchasing operations from reactive to proactive supply management Written for purchasing managers, Proactive Purchasing in the Supply Chain reveals how to use the latest and best procurement practices to help your organization maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of its supply chain. The ability of purchasing to dramatically increase return on investment, reduce costs, improve quality, and shorten time to market is highlighted throughout this practical guide. Essential topics such as legal issues, green purchasing, negotiation, ethics, price-cost analysis, production-inventory control, purchasing risk management, sourcing, and demand-logistics management are addressed. Real-world case studies in each chapter demonstrate the strategies presented in the book. A detailed planning model for implementing these world-class procurement methods is also contained in this definitive resource. The authors combine extensive industry, educational, research, and consulting experience to cover topics such as: The latest "best-in-class" purchasing methods, tools, procedures, and systems Price-cost analyses and how to fight price increases How to organize the purchasing department to achieve maximum value added in the supply chain Green purchasing Purchasing risk management programs and procedures How to separate strategic from tactical buying Step-by-step checklists for major purchasing functions How to overcome obstacles Forecasting methods for demand management How to transform the purchasing department from a cost center to a value-added operation Social responsibility and ethical issues Planning steps and basic management skills Preparation for relevant certification programs

Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2009

Author: U. S. Department of Labor

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1602393206

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 890

View: 4185


A directory for up-and-coming jobs in the near-future employment market includes recommendations for finding or advancing a career and draws on statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor, in a guide that includes coverage of more than 250 occupations. Original.

Occupational Outlook Handbook, 1996-1997

Author: DIANE Publishing Company

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788129056


Page: 507

View: 3140


A nationally recognized, best-selling reference work. An easy-to-use, comprehensive encyclopediaÓ of today's occupations & tomorrow's hiring trends. Describes in detail some 250 occupations -- covering about 104 million jobs, or 85% of all jobs in the U.S. Each description discuses the nature of the work; working conditions; employment; training, other qualifications, & advancement; job outlook; earnings; related occupations; & sources of additional information. Revised every 2 years.

Managing Purchasing

Making the Supply Team Work

Author: Kenneth H. Killen,John W. Kamauff

Publisher: Irwin Professional Pub

ISBN: 9780786301270

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 268

View: 9515


Managing Purchasing shows how to: master the planning process by determining short-term and long-term operational and strategic needs, and outlining specific purchasing strategies; control the purchasing function to ensure its conformance to pre-specified performance expectation and evaluate the continued viability of the plan through the next cycle.