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Management for Professionals

The Nature of Purchasing

Insights from Research and Practice

Editors: Schupp, Florian, Wöhner, Heiko (Eds.)

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  • Applies a scientific approach to understand practical purchasing challenges and their solutions
  • Broadens the scope of current approaches to purchasing management and strategy
  • Integrates pricing, supply chain knowledge with behavioral insights from psychology
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About this book

This book was created in the spirit of learning from nature in the field of professional purchasing. It describes real-world purchasing problems faced by companies as well as individuals and presents natural hands-on solutions that apply scientific approaches. The book answers what the core of purchasing could be, the inner structure of it or in other words the natural way. Nature masters effectiveness based on immanent laws and ensures efficiency by best results for minimal invest. Especially in complex and ambiguous situations, purchasers benefit from this book by understanding the broader context with the help of recent scientific research.

Focusing on the problems that purchasers face in managerial practice rather than oversimplified generalizations, the book features step-by-step explanations, allowing readers to find tailored solutions to address challenges in key purchasing areas. The book was written in collaboration and with the help of experts in purchasing and logistics, biology, law and economics, human resource development, media and sports, and merges perspectives from theory and practice to provide natural strategies for purchasers.

About the authors

Prof. Dr. Florian Schupp is Senior Vice President Purchasing Automotive OEM at Schaeffler Group and Adjunct Professor at Jacobs University Bremen, both in Germany. He has more than 20 years of purchasing experience in different industries. Dr. Heiko Wöhner is Director Supply Management Automotive OEM at Schaeffler Automotive Buehl GmbH & Co. KG, Bühl, Germany.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Elements of Purchasing in Nature

    Pages 1-76

    Schupp, Florian

  • Upskilling for “Purchasing 4.0”

    Pages 77-88

    Weiß, Yasmin (et al.)

  • Zero Shades of Gray—Reaching Zero Defects by Externalization of the Quality Philosophy into the Upstream Supply Chain

    Pages 89-108

    Ewald, Johanna (et al.)

  • The Value of Contracts in a Long-Term Context—An Example Based on the Lateran Treaty and the Concordat of 1984

    Pages 109-117

    D’Ottavi, Luigi

  • Creativity in Purchasing—What a Team Can Do

    Pages 119-149

    Kiratli, Nadine

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Nature of Purchasing
Book Subtitle
Insights from Research and Practice
Editors
  • Florian Schupp
  • Heiko Wöhner
Series Title
Management for Professionals
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-43502-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-43502-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-43501-1
Series ISSN
2192-8096
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 313
Number of Illustrations
49 b/w illustrations, 26 illustrations in colour
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