Best Practice Procurement: Public and Private Sector Perspectives

Best practice procurement is a key contributor to any organization's strategic goals, but requirements and experience differ between sectors. This book provides a range of perspectives on subjects central to improving purchasing performance across public, private, manufacturing and service sectors. It is divided into five parts to reflect this: supply chain management; outsourcing and partnership; organizational and professional development; information technology and electronic commerce; and performance evaluation. Included are a range of contributions from the 1999 International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association meeting. The authors combine leading academics and professionals from organizations with an innovative approach to procurement practice to present evidence grounded in valid theory and methodology.