Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Procurement books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.
- Procurement, Principles & Management (11th Edition) (2015)
- Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In (2011)
- Leading Procurement Strategy: Driving Value Through the Supply Chain (2018)
- Procurement Methods: Effective Techniques: Reference Guide for Procurement Professionals (2016)
- Procurement & Supply Chain Management, 9th ed. (2016)
- Public Procurement and Contract Administration: A Brief Introduction (Procurement ClassRoom Series) (2017)
- Essentials of Supply Chain Management (Essentials Series) (2018)
- Procurement Mojo (2014)
- The Procurement Leader’s Handbook: 10 things you need to know to manage procurement effectively (2013)
- Project Procurement: A Real-World Guide for Procurement Skills (2018)
- Project Procurement Management: A Guide to Structured Procurements (2016)
- A Procurement Compendium: Advice, analysis and humour for buyers (and those who sell to buyers) everywhere ()
Procurement, Principles & Management (11th Edition) (2015)
Now in its eleventh edition, Procurement Principles and Management has been essential reading for practitioners and students of purchasing and procurement for nearly 50 years. This new edition will provide the reader with a reflection of mainstream practice alongside insight into developing ideas and approaches.
Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In (2011)
The key text on problem-solving negotiation-updated and revised Since its original publication nearly thirty years ago, Getting to Yes has helped millions of people learn a better way to negotiate. One of the primary business texts of the modern era, it is based on the work of the Harvard Negotiation Project, a group that deals with all levels of negotiation and conflict resolution.
Leading Procurement Strategy: Driving Value Through the Supply Chain (2018)
is a must-read for all senior procurement executives wishing to further enhance their skill set, master the latest developments in procurement strategy and really come into their own as procurement leaders. The expert author team explains how to effectively manage and mitigate risks in the supply chain, appreciate the key issues affecting the procurement function and develop best practice excellence in teams.
Procurement Methods: Effective Techniques: Reference Guide for Procurement Professionals (2016)
The book supports the training effort for incoming procurement professionals. It is based on practical experience, lessons learned of a procurement professional, and material developed over the years to train internal procurement staff. The goal of the book is to offer current managers a tool to guide the new professionals in advancing their procurement skills.
Procurement & Supply Chain Management, 9th ed. (2016)
This market-leading text continues its claim to be the most comprehensive textbook on procurement and supply chain management currently available. It is also of value to professionals and those specialists in other fields who need an understanding of the role and influence of this vital area of business performance. The subject matter has been brought to life using extensive real-life examples and a truly international focus on procurement and supply chain.
Public Procurement and Contract Administration: A Brief Introduction (Procurement ClassRoom Series) (2017)
This book gives you a brief introduction to public procurement and contract administration. It covers the public procurement cycle; procurement planning; requesting, receiving and evaluating bids and proposals; contract negotiations and award; and contract administration (from commencement to close-out). A glossary of terms used in the text is also included, with suggestions for further reading..
Essentials of Supply Chain Management (Essentials Series) (2018)
Essentials of Supply Chain Management is the definitive guide to the field, providing both broad coverage and necessary detail from a practical, real-world perspective.
Procurement Mojo (2014)
Procurement capability in most organizations is hampered because purchasing people are beset by organizational challenges — 'soft' issues like territorial stakeholders; organizational cultures that hold Procurement in poor esteem; and the lack of a great 'Procurement brand'. Procurement Mojo® is THE definitive guide to building a credible Procurement brand and a capability to match.
The Procurement Leader’s Handbook: 10 things you need to know to manage procurement effectively (2013)
This booklet tries to answer a few simple questions for a new leader in a procurement function. What questions should you ask? What answers should you expect? When should you smell a rat and what should you do about it. This is especially useful to those who may not come from a procurement background and just want to cut to the chase.
Project Procurement: A Real-World Guide for Procurement Skills (2018)
Project Procurement: A Real-World Guide to Procurement Skills provides insight into the procurement community across sectors and across the globe.
Project Procurement Management: A Guide to Structured Procurements (2016)
Project Procurement Management ExplainedStephen Guth focuses, through a practitioner’s eyes, on the Project Management Institute’s (PMI®) Project Procurement Management Knowledge Area.
A Procurement Compendium: Advice, analysis and humour for buyers (and those who sell to buyers) everywhere ()
Paperback Language: English ISBN-10: 1839520450 ISBN-13: 978-1839520457 Package Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.3 x 0.9 inches Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #804,273 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Best Procurement Books You Must Read
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Electronic Procurement of Transportation Services: An Evaluation Concept for Electronic Transportation Marketplaces
Author(s): Philipp Sylla
ID: 3633025, Publisher: Springer Gabler, Year: 2023, Size: 6 Mb, Format: pdf
System of Negotiations: Game Theory and Behavioral Economics in Procurement – the Guide for Professionals
Author(s): René Schumann, Stefan Oswald, Philippe Gillen
ID: 3700403, Publisher: Springer, Year: 2023, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf
Selling Social: Procurement, Purchasing, and Social Enterprises
Author(s): Jennifer Sumner, Andrea Chan, Annie Luk, Jack Quarter
ID: 3703574, Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Year: 2023, Size: 5 Mb, Format: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are really record-breakers according to USA Today, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.