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Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, 5th Ed. [Paperback]

Dr Kenneth Lysons
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24 Feb 2000 Frameworks Series
A concise introduction to Purchasing theory, practice and techniques within the context of Supply Chain Management.

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  • Paperback: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Financial Times/ Prentice Hall; 5 edition (24 Feb 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0273646761
  • ISBN-13: 978-0273646761
  • Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 15.6 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 914,179 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'the fourth edition, published this year, is virtually a complete re-write but still retains the virtues which made it essential reading for both students and experienced practitioners'

Brian Marchant

Supply Management, on 4th edition

From the Back Cover

'This book seems to be alone in providing a good link between supply chain and purchasing strategy, in this respect it is the best I have seen.'  Nigel Wild, Programme Director, MA e-Logistics and Supply Chain Management, School of Business, University of Greenwich

Lysons and Farrington is a fundamental purchasing knowledge resource. The publication of this seventh edition marks its 24th year and it can fairly claim to be the most comprehensive textbook on purchasing and supply chain management currently available.

Clearly written and covering a wide range of information, models and definitions, this book is an ideal overall resource for any course in Purchasing or Supply Chain Management. The contents clearly cover the syllabus of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply at both the Foundation and Professional stages and the text will provide a quick source of reference for practitioners on many aspects of purchasing and supply.

This new edition has been fully revised and chapters on storage, transport and human resources have been replaced by new chapters on supplier relationships, product innovation and supplier involvement. This new edition contains:

  • an emphasis on purchasing strategy,
  • the inclusion of public sector purchasing,
  • coverage of topics like E-procurement, RFID, value management and fraud,
  • new teaching resources include an Instructor's Manual, additional case studies and comprehensive PowerPoint slides, available from . 

The book contains a comprehensive bibliography, index and glossary as well as case studies and discussion questions in every chapter and sample past examination questions from CIPS.

The authors provide a nicely integrated approach to purchasing and supply chain management, drawing on the many disciplines that contribute to a full knowledge of purchasing strategy, practice and techniques. Translated into Chinese, Russian and Polish, this book provides a truly international and invaluable guide for students of purchasing and supply chain management and practitioners alike.


Dr Kenneth Lysons is a graduate of three universities and also possesses a number of diplomas and professional qualifications. After 10 years of practical purchasing experience and various senior education appointments and examinerships, he recently retired as a consultant specialising in the fields of purchasing and human relations management.

Dr Brian Farrington is an independent consultant and consults both internationally and to HM Government. He also teaches the Civil Service Staff College Certificate of Competence in Purchasing and Supply.


Purchasing and Supply Chain Management is published in association with the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS), which is the central reference point for the purchasing and supply profession. Details about courses, conferences and other services are available at


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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good for students and practitioners alike. 25 Sep 2001
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Kenneth Lysons has written a comprehensive and understandable book covering the complex subject of purchasing and supply. He manages to cover the difficult subject of commercial buying whilst relating it to the wider supply chain challanges. It is a reference book for practitioners and a text book for students. It is well worth having on your shelf.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Book 22 Feb 2013
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Excellent book with a good overview of procurement. Tad expensive at 47, but probably worth it for the solid info it gives. I refer to it almost daily as I'm working my way into serious Procurement.
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Full of detail and upto date with current procurement and purchasing ideology and practices, I would have no hesitation in recommending this book to students and anybody involved in supply chain management. Also recommended reading by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Research Material 1 Feb 2013
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Well written with clarity and direction.
Recommend for CIPS student research and an aide memoir for the rest of us.
Easy to find what you are looking plus good referencing pages (all important for researchers)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good companion for procurement professionals 12 Jun 2014
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It is quite educating giving the needed insight into real world situations. You can not just stop reading and the writing style is connecting
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3.0 out of 5 stars book for a course 29 May 2014
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I chose the book as it was recomended by a tutor for a course i was doing, its as expected,
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