[BACK COVER][CATEGORY] Supply Management[HEAD] Turn to the collective wisdom of the field's top experts to understand and solve even the most complex supply management issueFor more than three decades,The Supply Management Handbook(formerlyThe Purchasing Handbook) has been vital for purchasing and supply professionals in every field and industry. This latest edition comprehensively updates and revises this classic to encompass the ongoing shift from simple purchasing to a new, more technology-based imperative--identifying and managing supply chain sources and strategies.Addressing every essential issue from outsourcing to total cost of ownership to negotiations and contract management, an international team of supply management experts offers the authoritative, practical coverage you need to survive and thrive in today's ever-changing supply management environment. Topics include: What key organizations are doing now to develop and implement next-generation supply methodologies An organization's duty to and interaction with society, and insights for addressing the evolving concept of social responsibility in the supply arena A five-step best practices framework for implementing total cost of ownership in supply management Logistics considerations for the supply management professional Supply management in a risk-sensitive environment Sharpening your supply management skillsDramatic social and technological changes have brought new roles, responsibilities, and challenges to supply managers - along with exciting new opportunities. This definitive reference is the most trusted and efficient way to prosper in this ever-changing field.[FLAP COPY]The latest insights, timely strategies, and creative solutions you need to understand - and succeed in -- today's challenging supply management worldIn The Supply Management Handbook, dozens of the field's brightest, most respected minds address every issue of importance to today's supply professional, including: What leading organizations are doing to adjust to new situations and their demands on supply management leadership and innovation The three primary components of a successful supply management process--sourcing, supplier evaluation and selection, and performance measurement A practitioner's approach to outsourcing, from inception of the process to management of the relationship How to understand the dimensions of supply risk, and how firms can proactively identify and mitigate that risk A wide-ranging overview of laws affecting supply management to help professionals recognize and address potential problems before they arise Updates and insights on intellectual property, technology acquisition, capital, and specific areas in the private and public sector Megatrends associated with the core physical supply chain components--manufacturing, transportation, warehousing, inventories, and logistics information systemsEach day, new products and processes are introduced that expand both the hands-on responsibilities and need-to-know information requirements of supply professionals. The Supply Management Handbook covers virtually every aspect of this demanding area, and provides you with the profession's most accurate, up-to-date, and time-proven reference.Joseph L. Cavinato, Ph.D., C.P.M., is the Institute for Supply Managementtrade; professor of supply management at Thunderbird, The Garvin Graduate School of International Management, and director of the A.T. Kearney Center for Strategic Supply Leadership at ISM. Dr. Cavinato is the author, coauthor, or coeditor of several influential books, including Supply Chain/Transportation Dictionary and Purchasing and Materials Management: Integrative Strategies.Anna E. Flynn, Ph.D., C.P.M., is vice president and associate professor at ISMJoseph Cavinato is the author of 'The Supply Mangement Handbook, 7th Ed', published 2006 under ISBN 9780071445139 and ISBN 0071445137.