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Strategic Sourcing and Procurement Books

Managing Indirect Spend: Enhancing Profitability through Strategic Sourcing is part of a select group of educational and professional development publications specific to the Procurement and Strategic Sourcing profession.  Here are a few other books any purchasing and supply management professional should know:

The Procurement Game Plan: Winning Strategies and Techniques For Supply Management Professionals

By Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2 and Dr. Soheila Lunney, SPSM.

Supply Market Intelligence for Procurement Professionals: Research, Process, and Resources

By Jeanette Jones and Kelly Barner.

Procurement at a Crossroads: Career-Impacting Insights into a Rapidly Changing Industry

By Jon Hansen and Kelly Barner, foreword by David Clevenger.

Industry Blogs

Aside from procurement textbooks and other printed sourcing resources, there are many great blogs which share insights, news, commentary covering the procurement, strategic sourcing, and supply chain management professions. Here we cover just a few:

The Strategic Sourceror

This Google News source, updated daily, covers news and best practices in the strategic sourcing, supply chain, procurement, purchasing, and spend management industries.

Visit the Strategic Sourceror.

Tom’s Blog at ThomasNet

ThomasNet is the industry leader in connecting buyers and suppliers, and their blog helps to round out the user experience with supply chain news and industry event coverage.

Visit Tom’s Blog on ThomasNet.

Buyers Meeting Point

Buyers Meeting Point is a multimedia website where procurement and purchasing professionals can find a host of information to help them do their jobs, created by industry veterans with experience on both sides of the negotiating table.

Check out Buyers Meeting Point.

Sourcing Innovation

Authored and edited by Dr. Michael Lamoreaux, Sourcing Innovation is a sourcing, procurement, and supply chain resource with an emphasis on in-depth, expert analysis of technology and process.

View more on Sourcing Innovation.

Next Level Purchasing

The Next Level Purchasing Association (NLPA) is a professional development and education organization focused on procurement.

Read the Next Level Purchasing Association’s blog here.

MRA Global Sourcing Blog

MRA Global Sourcing is a recruiting firm specializing in procurement, sourcing and supply management. Their blog is a must-know resource for purchasing professionals looking for the right opportunities, and hiring managers looking for the right candidates.

Visit the MRA Global Sourcing Blog.

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