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Purchasing and the Management of Materials, 7th Edition

Purchasing and the Management of Materials, 7th Edition

Gary J. Zenz

ISBN: 978-0-471-54983-3

Dec 1993

752 pages

Select type: Paperback

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Concise, yet comprehensive, this is an invaluable resource when preparing for the certified purchasing manager (CPM) exam. Providing 1992 data on public purchasing figures and salaries, this book prepares readers for purchasing in the 90's.

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Partial table of contents:

The Functions and Contributions of Purchasing and Materials Management.

Purchase Strategy and Forecasting.

Basic Procedures and Purchasing Techniques.

Organizational Considerations and Alternatives.


Quantity and Inventory Planning and Control.

Managing Quality.

Purchasing in a Global Marketplace.

Purchasing and Materials Management in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors.

Legal Considerations.

Health-Care Purchasing.

Acquisition and Disposal of Capital Equipment.

Value Analysis.

Transportation and Traffic Management.

Reclamation and Salvage Procedures.

Make-or-Buy Decisions.

Forward Buying, Speculation, and Hedging.

Purchasing with Ethics and Social Responsibility.



Selected Bibliography.


  • Featuring a strong management orientation with several practitioner-oriented appendices, this classic text has been thoroughly updated to include the latest research onstrategic partnering, TQM, and ISO 9000, 1992 data figures, andcontemporary examples.
  • New boxed examples provide newsworthyillustrations of purchasing theory in practice. Some of the 53 brief, thought-provoking cases are new.