New York: AMACOM, 2004
224pp, ISBN: 978-0-8144-7191-3
Larry Paquette believes that, as purchasing options and technologies become more plentiful, they also become more complex. In this text, he sets out to help managers sort through alternatives, identify the strategies that make sense, and implement them in ways that complement the overall business strategy. He explains how to make the most of vendor relationships and partnerships, opportunities for cost reduction, electronic and paperless inventory management, product knowledge and company information, different production models, global sourcing opportunities, scheduling, and contracts and negotiations.