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Purchasing
Michael Harding
0764114050
January 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Covers major details that pertain to purchasing supplies and services for business operations. Topics include prudent purchasing strategies, inventory management, dealing with supply sources, negotiating prices, making capital equipment purchases, measuring purchasing performance, and much more. This new edition includes pertinent updates on how market developments impact the modern purchasing function. Titles in Barron's Business Library series are currently being revised and updated, and re-set in an attractive new paperback format. They are written especially for men and women starting a company or managing a small-to-medium-size business. Emphasis is on practical problem solving, and examples cited in these books are based on realistic business situations.


Home Buying by the Experts: The Pros Make Your Dream Home a Reality
Brian S. Yui
0976152606
August 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Real estate experts reveal the inside scoop on home-buying in this essential, easy-to-use guide. Whether you’re a first time buyer or seasoned veteran, get practical, step-by-step advice from planning your home purchase to moving into the home of your dreams. -Discover how to choose the right home and mortgage -Learn to negotiate for hot properties like a pro -Use savvy buyers’ examples and indispensable checklists -Make the most of your buying power with alternative mortgages and no-money-down strategies -Understand contracts and the closing process

About the Author
Brian Yui founded HouseRebate.com in 1999. HouseRebate.com is a full service discount online / offline real estate brokerage firm with affiliates in all 50 states. A 2004 Inman Innovator Award...


The Small Business Valuation Book
Lawrence W. Tuller
1580620051
May 1998
Paperback
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The Wall Street Journal
"For those interested in a more in-depth analysis of how to run a small business.."

Book Description
Determining the value of a small business can seem like an obscure and incomprehensible art form of interest only to potential buyers and sellers, and only when a business is about to change hands. The situation is complicated by the fact that there are a number of different ways to set a value on a given business. The Small Business Valuation Book is an invaluable resource for business owners or buyers who need to make an accurate appraisal of a small business-offering easy-to-use techniques for determining a fair price, resolving disputes, and minimizing taxes. In a clear and concise manner, author Lawrence Tuller outlines the major valuation methods, including: ...


Buying Real Estate Without Cash or Credit (Creating Cash Flow Series)
Peter Conti
0471728314
August 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
FREE $1,595 Quick-Start Real Estate Success Program! See page 217 for details.

Buy Real Estate Without Cash or Credit!

Imagine having two multi-millionaires take you by the hand and personally mentor you to get started making big money investing in real estate. That's exactly the step-by-step coaching you'll get in Buying Real Estate Without Cash or Credit, as Peter Conti and David Finkel, two of the nation's leading real estate experts, walk you through the fastest and easiest ways for you to launch your investing business.

You'll learn the same secrets, strategies, and organized action plans that their past mentorship students have used over the last decade to make millions. Best of all, you'll learn exactly how to do it without cash or credit!

This book will show you the fastest way to...



The Purchasing Manager's Guide to the C.P.M. Exam with CDROM
Fred Sollish
0782143652
Apr 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Real World Scenarios for Practical Insights into the Field of Purchasing and Supply Management
Whether you're a purchasing or supply management professional seeking to validate the skills and knowledge acquired through years of practical experience, or a relative newcomer to the field looking to strengthen your resume, the C.P.M. certification from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) provides you with the means to do so. The Purchasing and Supply Manager's Guide to the C.P.M. Exam was developed to help you prepare for the four modules that comprise the C.P.M. exam, and includes additional study tools designed to reinforce understanding of crucial subject areas.
KEY TOPICS INCLUDE:
* Purchasing Process. Identifying requirements, preparation of solicitations, supplier analysis, contract...


Home Buying For Dummies
Eric Tyson
0471768472
January 2006
Paperback
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Book Review
This may be the best comprehensive guide for home buyers. Home Buying for Dummies is coauthored by Eric Tyson, author of several other books in the For Dummies series, and Ray Brown, a long-time real estate professional. Like other books in the series, this one is an easy and even entertaining read. But it does not gloss over details in pursuit of simplicity. Home Buying for Dummies covers all the bases, providing clear explanations and reasonable judgments on how to select a mortgage, hire a real estate agent, find the right house, and negotiate a good deal. The book goes further than most in providing helpful, specific information. For example, in discussing ways to save money for a future down payment, Home Buying for Dummies even includes the phone numbers for various mutual funds appropriate to different investment time...


Managing Purchasing
Kenneth Killen
0786301279
Mar 1995
Hardcover
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Book Description
Managing Purchasing shows how to: master the planning process by determining short-term and long-term operational and strategic needs, and outlining specific purchasing strategies; control the purchasing function to ensure its conformance to pre-specified performance expectation and evaluate the continued viability of the plan through the next cycle.


Purchasing Machine: How the Top Ten Companies Use Best Practices to Manage Their Supply Chains
Dave Nelson
0684857766
November 2001
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Review
The Purchasing Machine, by supply-management professionals Dave Nelson, Patricia E. Moody, and Jonathan Stegner, presents a strong argument for the growing importance of this highly specialized facet of the manufacturing process--incorporating "purchasing, money and material flows, ownership of acquisition and sourcing strategies, and even intellectual property movement and control"--along with a series of related measures that could carry companies to the top in years ahead. It also focuses on the leadership skills necessary to make them a reality. The authors admit that their best-practice companies (American Express, Flextronics, Whirlpool, Harley-Davidson, IBM, John Deere, Honda of America, Sun Microsystems, SmithKline Beecham, and DaimlerChrysler) aren't perfect in all areas, as evidenced by the recent tribulations of...


The Incredible Payback
Dave Nelson
0814472079
Oct 2004
Hardcover
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APICS The Performance Advantage
"...describes a powerful concept...This book provides an interesting process for discovering the strategic value of purchasing."

Book Description
The authors of the widely acclaimed The Purchasing Machine deliver an eye-opening look at the power of supply management with The Incredible Payback.This timely book presents amazing success stories from best-of-the-best procurement organizations like Honda, Delphi, John Deere, and others.Using the same cost-management strategies implemented at these leading organizations, The Incredible Payback shows how any company can reap benefits including:* saving up to 30 percent on material and service expenses* leveraging technology to accelerate savings* high-yield supplier development programs* extension...


The Complete Guide to Buying and Selling Apartment Buildings
Steve Berges
0471684058
January 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Whether youre a first-time real estate investor or a seasoned professional, The Complete Guide to Buying and Selling Apartment Buildings helps you map out your future, find apartment buildings at a fair price, finance purchases, and manage your properties. Now revised and expanded, this Second Edition includes tax planning advice, case studies of real acquisitions, and appendixes that add detail to the big picture. Plus, it includes a handy glossary of all the terms investors need to know, helpful sample forms that make paperwork quick and easy, and updated real estate forecasts. With this comprehensive guide at hand youll find profits easy to come by.

Download Description
Whether you¿re a first-time real estate investor or a seasoned professional, The Complete Guide to...


Complete Idiot's Guide to Buying and Selling a Business
Ed Paulson
0028629035
Sept 1999
Paperback
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Book Info
Provides effective guidelines for evaluating a company, insider tips for negotiating a purchase price, successful strategies for creating a sales prospectus, important buyer beware caveats and useful suggestions for handling transition phases. Softcover.

From the Back Cover
You're no idiot, of course. Whether you're looking to buy or sell a business, you know you must have a thorough knowledge of the entire process and protect your assets at all costs. But when it comes to making the final business decision, you feel like your bottom line is going to hit rock bottom. Don't liquidate yet! The Complete Idiot's Guide to Buying and Selling a Business is full of easy-to-understand information for people on either side of the transaction. Find out how the process works--from...


Mathematics for Retail Buying
Bette K. Tepper
1563672936
March 2002
Textbook Paperback
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Managing the Supply Chain
David Simchi-Levi
0071410317
Dec 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
In today's environment of tight budgets and even tighter turnarounds, effective supply-chain management has become a core business requirement. Managing the Supply Chain adapts the number one supply-chain book on the college market to examine how professionals can consistently turn supply-chain strategy into a competitive advantage. This results-based book examines the experiences of today's most accomplished companies to demonstrate supply-chain innovation at work in the marketplace.

Book Info
Text examines how leading companies have analyzed and revamped every step in their supply chains, significantly reducing distribution costs and delivery times while increasing bottom-line profit. DLC: Business logistics.

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The Purchasing Handbook
Ralph G. Kauffman
0071345264
Dec 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
The purchasing and supply function has emerged from the shadows. As senior management executives around the world recognize the importance of each expenditure, and its subsequent impact on every level of their organization, purchasing and supply has become a major source of increased profits for today's corporations. Recognizing this, numerous well-established companies--including IBM, Weyerhaeuser, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and others--have today established Chief Purchasing Officer (CPO) positions. For more than three decades, THE PURCHASING HANDBOOK has been a staple reference for purchasing and supply professionals around the world. Chapters written by over 100 top authorities provide in-depth, authoritative coverage of each topic, and allow professionals to make confident, informed decisions in virtually any...


Piano Book: Buying and Owning a New or Used Piano
Larry Fine
1929145012
November 2000
Paperback
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From Library Journal
This comprehensive volume contains valuable information for the consumer; following a technical but lucid description of the mechanics of a piano's action, it discusses all aspects of purchasing and maintaining an instrument. Numerous illustrations and charts enhance the text, which is clearly and directly written, and buying tips accompany the guides to purchasing both new and used instruments. But most valuable for a prospective buyer are the numerical ratings of virtually all models of pianos currently available, both foreign and domestic, based on the experiences of technicians around the country. An excellent source book. Susan Kagan, Hunter Coll., CUNYCopyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Robert...


Sourcing Solution, the: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Successful Purchasing Program
Larry Paquette
0814471919
April 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
The purchasing function is in the middle of unprecedented change. The transformation is being driven by globalization in consumer and supplier markets, as well as by rapid technological advances that facilitate procurement on any scale. The Sourcing Solution offers a clear overview of the new tools of sourcing success, including e-commerce and Internet strategies, supply-chain management technology, inventory auction sites, strategic sourcing initiatives, offshore and international sourcing, and much more. Author Larry Paquette brings his considerable experience to this engaging and accessible guide, designed to give readers practical ideas for use in their own organizations and throughout their careers. The Sourcing Solution is a timely resource for professionals at all levels, including: * Newly...


The Supply Mangement Handbook, 7th Ed
Joseph L. Cavinato
0071445137
May 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description

Turn to the collective wisdom of the field's top experts to understand and solve even the most complex supply management issue

For more than three decades, The Supply Management Handbook (formerly The Purchasing Handbook) has been vital for purchasing and supply professionals in every field and industry. This latest edition comprehensively updates and revises this classic to encompass the ongoing shift from simple purchasing to a new, more technology-based imperative--identifying and managing supply chain sources and strategies.

Addressing every essential issue from outsourcing to total cost of ownership to negotiations and contract management, an international team of supply management experts offers the authoritative, practical coverage you need to survive and thrive in today's ever-changing...



Ebay Your Business
Janelle Dayton
0072257113
Dec 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Did you know there's a way you can reach nearly 95 million potential new customers? Follow the advice of authors Janelle Elms, Michael Bellomo, and Joel Elad and you just might be able to buy that island and retire sooner than you think. Evaluate your business, and discover all the ways it can benefit from eBay. Create an eBay identity and integrate eBay into your existing infrastructure, making it a natural extension of your business. Track and evaluate sales, create new markets, and test new products. You'll never look at online auctions the same way again.

From the Author
Our goal with this book was to provide businesses of any size with a roadmap to guide them through the eBay process. We wrote this book with the businessperson in mind, not the entrepreneur,...


Consumer Reports Electronics Buying Guide 2006
Staff of Consumer Reports
0975538810
October 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Digital technology is touching all aspects of our lives from cell phones to digital cameras. Going digital can be exhilarating for some, but stressful for others. Deciding on the right digital product can be difficult when you look at all the choices that are available in the market place. The new edition of Consumers' Report Digital Buying Guide 2006 can guide consumers in selecting a digital product and easing their anxieties about their purchase. The experts provide hundreds of smart ways to:

" Save money and find the best values in computers, plasma televisions, cell phones, cameras, DVD players and more
" Get the right high speed Internet connection or go wireless
" Establish a communication link between your home computers (networking)
" Weeding out spam and protecting your computer from...

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