By combining real-life situations in food industry purchasing with candid explanations of situations they have encountered over the years, Thomas Schneller and Brad Matthews have written an invaluable reference. Their vast knowledge of procurement makes this text rich with detail describing not only how to buy ingredients, but also how to purchase or lease equipment.
The Guide to Purchasing offers buyers a roadmap for identifying and evaluating vendors, providing the information necessary to help choose the ones who are the best fit. The text also helps the buyer understand the importance of staying on top of ever-changing food industry trends, as well as how to write product specifications and make the right decisions when ordering ingredients. Written in an engaging style, the Guide to Purchasing is more than a reference tool and guide for those in the field; it also offers insights into a variety of purchasing options and product specifications.