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  • Public procurement and supply chain management
  • Ambe IM, Badenhorst-Weiss JA
  • ISBN: 9780627036750
  • eISBN: N/A
  • ePub ISBN: 9780627036767
  • 408 Pages | Published: 2019

The global market of today is characterised by fierce competition which has heightened customer expectations and forced business enterprises to invest in, and focus attention on, their supply chains. This, together with continuing advances in information and communication technology, has motivated the continuous evolution of the supply chain and of the techniques to manage it effectively. In South Africa, the public sector is confronted with supply chain skill and capacity shortages. Hence there is a need for continuous learning and development of supply chain staff to maintain a feasible fit between government institutions’ objectives, skills and resources and a changing procurement environment. Public procurement and supply chain management will help to accelerate much-needed transformation in the public sector in this regard.


Public procurement and supply chain management provides new ideas, concepts, case studies and practical experiences regarding public sector supply chains.


Contents include the following:
·    SCM challenges in the South African public sector
·    Legislation governing public SCM
·    Demand management
·    Acquisition management
·    Implementing bid committee systems
·    Strategic sourcing and category management
·    Managing inventory
·    Logistics
·    Asset and disposal management
·    Risk management

·    Contracts
·    Electronic systems and e-procurement
·    Performance monitoring and evaluation
·    Sustainable public procurement
·    Ethics


Public procurement and supply chain management will serve as a valuable resource for public procurement learners, government officials, academics, researchers, consultants, students and other concerned parties with interest in public procurement and supply chain management.




Chapter 1: Introduction to supply chain management

Chapter 2: Supply chain management in the public sector

Chapter 3: Legislation governing public supply chain management 

Chapter 4: Demand management in public service

Chapter 5: Acquisition management in the public sector

Chapter 6: Implementing bid committee systems

Chapter 7: Strategic sourcing and category management in public service

Chapter 8: Managing inventory in public service

Chapter 9: Logistics in the public sector

Chapter 10: Asset and disposal management

Chapter 11: Risk management in public sector supply chain management

Chapter 12: Contracts and managing public sector contracts

Chapter 13: Supply chain management electronic systems and e-procurement in the public sector

Chapter 14: Supply chain performance monitoring and evaluation in public sector management

Chapter 15: Sustainable public procurement

Chapter 16: Ethics in public procurement and supply chain management 


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