Purchasing & Supply Chain Management
A Sustainability Perspective
To Be Published January 1st 2014 by Routledge – 312 pages
Supply chain management is a cross-functional business concept that includes, for example, logistics and operations management. In many organizations purchasing is now part of the supply chain management function. In addition, the age of the ‘triple bottom line’ is upon us: the issue of sustainability seems certain to gain great momentum and a company is no more sustainable than the suppliers it sources from which means that a wealth of research is emerging that connects sustainability and purchasing and supply chain management.
The textbook provides a comprehensive student guide to the field of Purchasing and Supply Chain Management and the links with environmental sustainability. 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 the advanced undergraduate (i.e. year 2 or 3), Masters/MSc, or MBA student, this book integrates 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 Johnsen is Associate Professor in Purchasing and Supply Management at Audencia Nantes Ecole de Management, France
Mickey Howard is Associate Professor in Supply Chain Management at the University of Exeter, UK
Joe Miemczyk is Associate Professor in Operations and Supply Management at Audencia Nantes Ecole de Management, France