Common Sense Purchasing by Dr. Tom DePaoli, available on Amazon, is a book that offers practical advice for purchasing professionals seeking to improve their purchasing processes and outcomes. The book emphasizes the importance of building strong relationships with suppliers, taking a strategic approach to purchasing, and leveraging technology to improve efficiency and effectiveness. Key points include:
- The importance of developing and maintaining strong supplier relationships based on trust, respect, and mutual benefit.
- The need for purchasing professionals to adopt a strategic approach to purchasing that aligns with the organization’s goals and objectives.
- The value of leveraging technology to streamline processes, improve efficiency, and gather data to support decision-making.
- The need to establish clear policies and procedures for purchasing, including ethical and sustainable procurement practices.
- The importance of effective communication and collaboration across departments and with suppliers to ensure successful outcomes.
- The value of continuous improvement and ongoing evaluation of purchasing processes to identify areas for improvement and increase value for the organization.
Overall, Common Sense Purchasing provides practical advice for purchasing professionals seeking to improve their practices and contribute to the success of their organizations.