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Next Level Supply Management Excellence

1st Edition

Robert Rudzki and Robert Trent
eISBN-13: 9781604277135

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Named one of the "10 Greatest Purchasing Books Ever Written" by

In this sequel to the best-selling book, Straight to the Bottom Line, the authors and their panel of distinguished contributors outline the critical success factors for leading your company to the next level in procurement practices and performance and provide a proven transformation model to improve bottom-line results.

Next level supply organizations have the capability to look at where they have been, understand the current state of knowledge, and project what they need to do to be successful over the next ten years. As supply organizations take a broader view of their domain, entirely new areas of opportunity and growth begin to take shape. This book defines those areas that require next level thinking, including collaborating early and often with suppliers, talent management, strategic sourcing, negotiations management, and supply risk management beyond todays commonly accepted body of knowledge.

"Next Level Supply Management Excellence" is for anyone interested in understanding what a more advanced state of procurement and supply management will look like over the next ten years. Part I includes six chapters that build the foundation and provide the framework for moving to the next level of supply management. Part II contains ten chapters that provide significant detail about areas that essentially define a next level supply organization. And Part III presents a variety of topics that will add value to the readers knowledge base and next level professional agenda.

Key Features:
--Emphasizes next level practices and strategies that move beyond current thinking
--Contains valuable insights and advice from numerous industry-leading experts who have led successful transformations across various industries
--Provides the tools and techniques needed for ensuring that ROI is maximized and other project benefits are achieved or exceeded even when they occur long after project closeout
--Covers topics relevant to the supply professional today and the not-so-distant future, including the battle against complexity, risk management, early involvement in capital expenditures procurement, comprehensive energy management, effectively managing working capital, and leveraging external resources effectively
--Presents a proven transformation model within procurement and supply management for obtaining outstanding results
--WAV offers supplemental information about opportunity assessments, international trade and compliance, transformation roadmaps, comprehensive energy management, strategic sourcing and negotiations management training and mentoring, and supplier surveys available from the Web Added ValueTM Download Resource Center at

About the Editors:
Robert A. Rudzki is President of Greybeard Advisors LLC, a leading provider of procurement transformation, strategic sourcing and supply chain management services. Mr. Rudzki previously served as Senior Vice President for Bayer Corp, where he led a nationally-recognized transformation that generated significant improvements in costs and working capital, and was a finalist for Purchasing Magazines Medal of Excellence. He is a frequent speaker at conferences, a notable author and thought leader and currently writes a blog for Supply Chain Management Review.

Robert J. Trent is the supply chain management program director, associate director of the Manufacturing Systems Engineering program, and George N. Beckwith professor of management at Lehigh University where he teaches at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He holds a B.S. degree in materials logistics management from Michigan State University, an M.B.A. degree from Wayne State University, and a Ph.D. in operations management from Michigan State University. He is a notable author and co-author of several books and of over 30 procurement and supply management articles appearing in numerous professional magazines and academic journals.

Sold By J. Ross Publishing
ISBNs 9781604270594, 9781604277135
Publish Year 2011
Language English
Number of Pages 449
Edition 1st