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Straight to the Bottom Line

Straight to the Bottom Line

Straight to the Bottom Line

An Executive's Roadmap to World Class Supply Management

by Robert A. Rudzki, Douglas A. Smock, Michael Katzorke & Shelley Stewart Jr.

First, procurement moved from a simple negotiation practice to a strategic interface with external resources. Next, it moved from simple procurement to supply chain management Straight to the Bottom Line highlights these new, valuable perspectives and enables senior corporate executives to turn the enormous top-line and bottom-line potential of supply chain and procurement into reality. By following the straightforward principles of Straight to the Bottom Line, senior corporate executives can improve performance quarter-to-quarter and year-to-year.

What You'll Learn

In this summary of Straight to the Bottom Line, you will learn:

  • How to optimize performance by using rapidly improving software for supplier negotiations, spend analysis and contract management.
  • How modern supply management can improve ROIC.
  • How to address the problems and concerns of executives, procurement managers and their teams.
  • How to increase shareholder value through better procurement/supply base management.
  • How to transform your purchasing department into a strategic supply management operation that adds value up and down the supply chain.
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