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  • The Sourcing Solution: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Successful Purchasing Program. Larry Paquette.
    Available from ISM by calling 800/888-6276 x401.
    http://www.ism.ws
    This book provides a clear overview for sourcing success including e-commerce, technology, strategic sourcing initiatives and international sourcing.

  • Focus on Negotiations.
    Compiled by ISM. 2003.
    To order, call 800/888-6276 x401.
    http://www.ism.ws
    From negotiation basics to cost reduction strategies, this compilation of articles provides all the information necessary for win-win negotiations.

  • Purchasing and Supply Management, 13th Edition. Michiel R. Leenders, Harold E. Fearon, Anna E. Flynn, and P. Fraser Johnson.
    2005. Irwin Publishing.
    Available from ISM by calling 800/888-6276 x401.
    http://www.ism.ws
    This leading text for supply managers offers practical case studies to help the reader gain a thorough understanding of issues, including continuous improvement and global competition.

  • The ISM Supply Management Knowledge Series.
    2000. ISM.
    To order, call 800/888-6276 x401.
    http://www.ism.ws
    This four book series is a valuable resource for any supply management professional and an excellent base for an organizational library. The four books are as follows:
    • The Supply Management Process — Volume 1. Alan R. Raedels.
    • The Supply Management Environment — Volume 2. Stanley E. Fawcett.
    • Supply Management for Value Enhancement — Volume 3. Lisa M. Ellram and Thomas Y. Choi.
    • The Supply Management Leadership Process — Volume 4. Anna E. Flynn and Samuel D. Farney.

  • Glossary of Key Supply Management Terms.
    Compiled by ISM. 2006.
    To order, call 800/888-6276 x401.
    http://www.ism.ws
    This reference provides a collection of current purchasing and supply terminology used in the supply management community.

  • The Supply Management Handbook, 7th Edition. Joseph L. Cavinato, Anna E. Flynn, and Ralph G. Kauffman.
    2006. ISM.
    To order, call 800/888-6276 x401.
    http://www.ism.ws
    This classic reference guide assists in answering everyday questions from purchasing and supply professionals in any size organization.


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