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Essential Purchasing Books to Read

SupplyChainOz has provided a list of the 10 Greatest Purchasing Books Ever Written. To come up with this list, names of books available on Amazon.com were collected and then these various metrics were used: citation counts, Worldcat (shows holdings in libraries), Amazon customer reviews, sales rank, number of pages, number of editions, and recency (how fresh/updated the book is). Here are the top five listed:

1) Category Management in Purchasing: A Strategic Approach to Maximize Business Profitability by Jonathan O’Brien

2) Next Level Supply Management Excellence: Your Straight Bottom Line Roadmap by Robert A. Rudzki and Robert J. Trent

3) Procurement, Principles & Management by Peter Baily, David Farmer, Barry Crocker, David Jessop and David Jones

4) Purchasing and Supply Chain Management by Robert M. Monczka, Robert B. Handfield, Larry C. Giunipero and James L. Patterson

5) Purchasing and Supply Chain Management: Analysis, Strategy, Planning and Practice by Arjan J. van Weele

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