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:
By Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2 and Dr. Soheila Lunney, SPSM.
By Jeanette Jones and Kelly Barner.
By Jon Hansen and Kelly Barner, foreword by David Clevenger.
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.
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.
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.
My Purchasing Center
My Purchasing Center is an educational website designed to equip Purchasing professionals with information to help their companies become and stay competitive.
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.
Next Level Purchasing
The Next Level Purchasing Association (NLPA) is a professional development and education organization focused on procurement.
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.