Supply Network Strategies has been substantially revised. Although the basic, three–part structure remains the same, the first and third parts have undergone considerable changes. In part one,
Challenges, the authors relate to the situation of two specific companies and explore the challenges they face in purchasing functions today; in part two,
Analysis, the analysis of purchasing from an industrial network perspective appears revised and updated; and part three,
Strategy, discusses potential strategies for dealing with these challenges.
- A thoroughly revised and updated book on purchasing to develop the supply network.
- A wealth of new empirical illustrations and cases in order to relate directly to purchasing in practice.
- Adoption of the industrial network approach developed through the research of the IMP (Industrial Marketing and Purchasing) Group.
Supply Network Strategies has been written for students taking courses in purchasing, business networks, and supply chain management on advanced undergraduate and masters level courses. This new edition will also be of great interest to the thinking professional working in purchasing.
PART I SUPPLY NETWORK CHALLENGES.
Chapter One Purchasing Faces New Challenges.
Chapter Two The Supplier Base.
Chapter Three Physical Flows in Supply Networks.
PART II SUPPLY NETWORK ANALYSIS.
Chapter Four Purchasing and the Combining of Resources.
Chapter Five Purchasing and the Configuring of Activities.
Chapter Six Purchasing and the Positioning of Actors.
PART III SUPPLY NETWORK STRATEGIES.
Chapter Seven Relating Developing Relationships with Suppliers.
Chapter Eight Bounding Setting the Border Around the Buying Firm.
Chapter Nine Organising Designing Internal–External Couplings.
Chapter Ten Strategising Applying the Supply Network Perspective.