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Purchasing and Supply Management

Enhancing Competitiveness and Customer Value


Wendy Tate
University of Tennessee
Stanley E. Fawcett
University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
Tobias Schoenherr
Michigan State University
Bryan Ashenbaum
Miami University
Craig Carter
Arizona State University
Lydia Bals
University of Applied Sciences Mainz


Amydee M. Fawcett, Ph.D.
Kaden Comadena
Course Designer
Rachel Cottrell
Illustrations Designer


Brad Gessell
Software Engineer
David Hanks
Software Engineer
Tommy Groshong
Software Engineer


Lyndsie Albrecht
Editorial Assistant
Kjanela Fawcett
Content Editor
Nick Bahr
Content Editor
Teri Brandenburg, Ph.D.
Curriculum Director
Edition 2
(rev. 3078)

Purchasing is more than just the process of buying things for your company. It is a competitive weapon that can make or break your firm’s ability to win in the marketplace. Purchasing is therefore a very big deal, which is why this textbook is meant to help students learn the ins and outs of purchasing and its place within an organization.

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