Leading Procurement Strategy is a must-read for all senior procurement executives wishing to further enhance their skill set, master the latest developments in procurement strategy and really come into their own as procurement leaders. The expert author team explains how to effectively manage and mitigate risks in the supply chain, appreciate the key issues affecting the procurement function and develop best practice excellence in teams. Providing the latest thinking in procurement and supply management within the broad perspective of different industries, this second edition of Leading Procurement Strategy covers: global sourcing; supplier relationship management; cost management; information technologies and future developments. The book is underpinned by academic theory and supported by an extensive range of real world case studies drawn from the authors' experiences, including Tesco, Tata, Coca-Cola, BAA, P&G and IBM. This new edition provides the skills, knowledge and tools needed to articulate an effective strategy and embrace a transformational role to lead procurement teams, showing how procurement can become an influential function that delivers sustainable competitive advantage.