Effective Strategic Sourcing: Drive Performance with Sustainable Strategies for Procurement (Hardcover)

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Modern supply chains are enjoying new opportunities for innovation and growth. Build competitive advantage, optimize cost and encourage ethical business practices with the process of strategic sourcing.

Effective Strategic Sourcing brings together tools and techniques to develop comprehensive sourcing strategies and drive performance and margin improvement in an ethical, environmentally responsible way. From supplier research and risk analysis to category management and cost modelling, it answers key questions around make versus buy, outsource versus insource and RFI versus RFP.

Top supply chain leaders from a range of industries offer their insights and experience in interviews covering the challenges inherent in modern strategic sourcing. The book also focuses on how supply chain and procurement professionals can address sustainability concerns by thinking globally and acting locally and aiming for net-zero carbon footprint sourcing. Learn from the experts and thrive in the 'new normal' with this essential guide to maximising the benefits of strategic sourcing.

About the Author

Patrick Barr is the owner and Managing Partner of Barr Performance Coaching, based in Greater Dublin, Ireland. He has over 30 years' international experience in supply chain operations, strategic sourcing and strategy management, and previously held senior supply chain roles at Microsoft, Diageo and British Airways. His current clients range from micro SMEs to major multinationals. He is a Faculty member at the Irish Management Institute and is also the author of The Successful Career Toolkit, published by Kogan Page.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781398605565
ISBN-10: 1398605565
Publisher: Kogan Page
Publication Date: June 28th, 2022
Pages: 288
Language: English