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  • Contract management – An introduction 3/e
  • Wesley Niemann (Editor)
  • ISBN: 9780627040535
  • eISBN: N/A
  • ePub ISBN: 9780627040542
  • 123 Pages | Published: 2023

Contracts form an integral part of strategic sourcing in modern supply chains. They bind people, customers, suppliers and organisations into a coherent working relationship whereby goods and services are exchanged in a mutually agreed framework. Contract management introduces the basic legal aspects of contracts, and the management principles of planning, organising, directing and control as an approach to managing them. Contract management explains the importance of managing the content of the contract as well as the contracting process so that unnecessary problems can be prevented and, as a result, important relationships can be maintained.

Contents include the following:
• Requirements for a valid contract
• Terms of a contract
• Breach of contract
• Remedies
• Drafting contracts
• The procurement process
• Strategic sourcing strategies
• Managing the contract content and process
• Organising the contract management department
• Job description and specifications of a contract manager

Contract management is aimed at students taking continuing education short courses as well as those in undergraduate programmes in the field of sourcing and supply chain management.

Chapter 1 Legal aspects of a contract
Chapter 2 Supply management
Chapter 3 Contract management
Chapter 4 The role of the contract manager

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