More and more companies, regardless of their size, are required to purchase materials outside the United States. Many buyers and other purchasing professional lack the skills or the confidence to be successful in international purchasing or to manage foreign suppliers and the supply chain that results. Too often, buyers are obligated to rely on expensive subsidiaries, representatives, and brokers rather than deal directly with international suppliers themselves. Now, "Global Supply Management" explains the techniques that leading-edge companies use to get the best from their suppliers around the world. "Global Supply Management" is a tool for teaching purchasing professional the essentials of culture.