Purchasing & Supply Chain Management
A Sustainability Perspective
Routledge – 2014 – 336 pages
Supply chain management is a cross-functional business concept that includes, for example, logistics and operations management. For too long business has focused on short-term cost advantages through low-cost country sourcing with little regard for the longer-term implications of global sustainability. In many organizations purchasing is now part of the supply chain management function, however, a company is no more sustainable than the suppliers it sources from, which means that a wealth of research is emerging that connects sustainability, purchasing and supply chain management.
Purchasing and Supply Chain Management provides a comprehensive guide to the environmental, social and economic challenges of how companies manage purchasing and supply chain. This text aims to inspire the development of current and future purchasing and supply chain leaders and evaluates how to develop strategic and sustainable purchasing and supply chain management. Although there are a number of supply chain management textbooks available, those which cover sustainability at all do so with "bolt-on" chapters -- an approach which fails to integrate the key issues.
Aimed at students, educators and practitioners the book integrates sustainability into each chapter as a core element of purchasing and supply chain management, and it does so through integrating theory with practice while drawing on relevant industry case studies.
1. Introduction to Purchasing and Supply Management: A Sustainability Perspective Part I: Purchasing and Sourcing 2. Purchasing Management 3. Supplier Relationship Management 4. Sourcing and Outsourcing 5. Purchasing and Innovation Part II: Supply Chain and Network Management 6. Supply Network Design 7. Production and Operations 8. Logistics Decisions in the Supply Network 9. Distribution Systems Part III: Policy, Tools and Implementation 10. Supply Chain Mapping and Evaluation 11. Legislation, Standards and Codes of Conduct 12. Managing the Sustainable Supply Chain 13. Conclusion
Thomas E. Johnsen is Professor of Purchasing and Supply Management at Audencia Nantes School of Management, France. He is currently also Part-Time/Visiting Professor of Supply Chain Management at the University of Southern Denmark and serves as Associate Editor of the Journal of Purchasing & Supply Management.
Mickey Howard is Associate Professor in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management at the University of Exeter Business School. His research investigates the implementation of supply strategy including service innovation, complex performance and sustainability. He is the co-author of Procuring Complex Performance: Studies of Product-Service Innovation, Routledge, NY.
Joe Miemczyk is Associate Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management at Audencia Nantes School of Management, LUNAM, France. He has published on sustainability and supply chains for more than 10 years. He is Academic Director of the Masters in Supply Chain and Purchasing Management.