Lean Demand-Driven Procurement: How to Apply Lean Thinking to Your Supply Management Processes, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Lean Demand-Driven Procurement

How to Apply Lean Thinking to Your Supply Management Processes, 1st Edition

By Paul Myerson

Productivity Press

258 pages | 30 B/W Illus.

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Lean thinking has expanded beyond its origins in repetitive manufacturing to other types of manufacturing processes such as process and product processes, and more recently to the administrative, supply chain, and operations management functions in a variety of industries.

While there are many books written on the basics of the "supply" side of the supply chain (i.e. strategic sourcing, sourcing/procurement and purchasing), however, there hasn’t been much written on those areas from a Lean perspective. Considering that supply chain costs, primarily procurement and transportation, can range from 50 to 70 percent of sales, it's surprising that this area has not been fully explored. As a result, some companies tend to place too much emphasis on the traditional focus of reducing material costs instead of process improvement.

Applying Lean principles to procurement and purchasing processes identifies non-traditional sources of waste, and in some cases, creates a paradigm shift that results in additional benefits to the entire supply chain.

This book is unique because it details the basic supply management concepts and processes (i.e. sourcing, procurement, and purchasing) in an easy-to-understand format in combination with with various process improvement tools, methodologies, best practices, examples and cases written from a Lean perspective. It focuses and pinpoints ways to identify waste on the supply side through improved processes and, in some cases, technology.

Table of Contents

About the Author

PART I Lean Demand-Driven Procurement: Overview

Chapter 1 Introduction: Why You Need a Lean and Agile, Demand-Driven Supply Management Process

Chapter 2 History and Importance of Procurement and Purchasing in Adding Value to an Organization

Chapter 3 Supply Management Organization and Structure

Chapter 4 Procurement Strategy Development and Application

Chapter 5 Issues and Opportunities in Supply Management

Chapter 6 Lean Procurement

PART II Supply Management Processes

Chapter 7 Strategic Sourcing

Chapter 8 Procurement

Chapter 9 Purchasing

Chapter 10 Material Requirements Planning (MRP) and Indirect Procurement

PART III Tools and Techniques for a Leaner Supply Management Process

Chapter 11 Cost Management

Chapter 12 Contract and Performance Management and Ethics

Chapter 13 e-Procurement and Other Supply Management Technologies

Chapter 14 Procurement Analysis, Tools, and Techniques

PART IV Lean Ahead

Chapter 15 Global Procurement and Its Impact on the Lean

Chapter 16 The Future of Lean Procurement

Appendix A: A Lean (Philosophy) for Life



About the Author

Paul Myerson has been an Instructor of Management at Monmouth University since 2017. He holds a B.S. in Business Logistics from Pennsylvania State University and an MBA in Physical Distribution from Temple University. Myerson has an extensive background as a supply chain and logistics professional, consultant, and teacher (most recently at New Jersey City University, Kean University, and Lehigh University). Prior to joining the faculty at Monmouth University, Mr. Myerson has been a successful change catalyst for a variety of clients and organizations of all sizes. His 30 years of experience in Supply Chain Management, Logistics Strategies, and Operations Systems have resulted in bottom-line improvements for companies such as General Electric (GE), Unilever, and Church & Dwight (Arm & Hammer). Professor Myerson created and has marketed a Supply Chain Planning software tool for Windows to a variety of companies worldwide since 1998 and writes a column on Lean Supply Chain for Inbound Logistics Magazine and a blog for Industry Week magazine.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Quality Control
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Purchasing & Buying
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Production & Operations Management