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The Procurement Game Plan

PM WORLD BOOK REVIEW

the-procurement-game-planBook Title:  The Procurement Game Plan

Authors:  Charles Dominick & Soheila R. Lunney

Publisher:  J. Ross Publishing

List Price:   US$ 44.95

Format:  hard cover; 6 x 9, 264 pages

Publication Date:   January 2012

ISBN: 978-1-60427-067-9

Reviewer:      Likhit Verma

Review Date:              May, 2013 

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Introduction to the Book

The book offers a fresh view and compelling illustrations to understand Procurement practices. The authors have provided a well-timed, easy to read manuscript to significantly improve value contribution in procurement organization.

This book is not just talk about theory but also how you bring theory to life and achieve success. The authors have drawn from their own experience as teachers and practitioners and have made a number of comparisons to sports.

Authors simplify complex concepts and break them down into easy-to-follow steps so that professionals with different skill levels can apply them and achieve tangible results for their organization.

Overview of Book’s Structure

The structure of this book is appropriate as it associates each chapter with sports analogy as follows:

Chapter 1: What Position Does Supply Management Play?

Chapter 2: Developing the Procurement Playbook

Chapter 3: Ensuring That You Have the Right Players on Your Team

Chapter 4: The New Rules for a More Responsible Game

Chapter 5: Marching Toward the Goal Line

Chapter 6: Separating the Winners from the Losers

Chapter 7: Jockeying for Position

Chapter 8: Adapting Your Game Plan for Different Conditions

Chapter 9: From the Whiteboard to the Field

Chapter 10: Analyzing the Scoreboard

Chapter 11: The Sticks, Gloves, and Bats of Supply Management

Chapter 12: “Special Teams” Players Are Important

Chapter 13: Becoming an All-Star

At the beginning of each chapter the sports analogy lays out the intent of that chapter’s topic. This simplifies the ability to quickly find a specific aspect of any particular chapter’s content.

The book focuses on topics of utmost importance from the fundamentals of procurement/supply management to the emerging trends likely to revolutionize the way procurement is done in the future. 

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About the Reviewer

likhit-vermaflag-usa-indiaLikhit Verma

Likhit Verma is a full time graduate student at the University of Texas at Dallas pursuing a Master of Science degree in Supply Chain Management.

He has 4 years of experience in Project Execution and Project Scheduling. He has project management expertise in construction of Petrochemical plants.

He can be reached at [email protected] 

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