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Managing Buyer-Supplier Relations

The Winning Edge Through Specification Management

By Rajesh Nellore

Routledge – 2001 – 224 pages

Series: Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks

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    978-0-415-25303-1
    August 8th 2001

Description

Managing suppliers is a complex process that is often underestimated. This book presents research carried out by a practising manager in the automotive industry, coupled with over six hundred interviews with representatives from the automotive, aircraft and white goods industries, in order to describe the tools and techniques needed to better manage suppliers. The work offers a specification perspective, and includes analysis of models for outsourcing, visions for suppliers for capacity building, meaning of specification flow and the future of managing suppliers, including systems supply and digital procurement.

Reviews

'Detailed (academic) study for a specialist market. Based particularly on automobile industry developments. A more important subject than generally recognised.' - Long Range Planning

Contents

Introduction

1. A Theoretical Perspective on Specifications

2. Specifications - Do We Really Understand Them?

3. Visionary Driven Outsourced Development

4. Redefining the Role of Product Specifications

5. Mapping the Flow of Specifications

6. Strategic Outsourcing Through Specifications

7. Portfolio approaches to Procurement - Analysing the Missing Link to Specifications - A Case Example of Toyota

8. Contracts to Help Validate Specifications

9. Digital Procurement

Name: Managing Buyer-Supplier Relations: The Winning Edge Through Specification Management (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Rajesh Nellore. Managing suppliers is a complex process that is often underestimated. This book presents research carried out by a practising manager in the automotive industry, coupled with over six hundred interviews with representatives from the automotive, aircraft...
Categories: Business, Management and Accounting, Supply Chain Management