Procurement in Engineering resources

Procurement experts play a critical role in ensuring that the materials, equipment, and services needed for engineering projects are acquired in a timely and cost-effective manner. But how can professionals stay current on best practices? There are several resources available to help procurement professionals in the engineering industry stay up to date on the latest industry trends, theories, and ideas. 

Engineering Resources for Procurement

1. Journal of Management in Engineering 

The Journal of Management in Engineering offers an avenue for researchers and practitioners to present contemporary issues associated with management and leadership for the civil engineering space.

Engineering Management and leadership topics include:  

  • Contract management  
  • Project management 
  • Partnering 
  • Office management  
  • Professional practice and development  
  • Financial management 
  • Human resources management  
  • Marketing and sales 
  • Ethics 
  • Technology and innovation management  
  • Information management 
  • Continuing education 
  • Organizational theory  
  • Strategic planning 
  • Conflict management  
  • Negotiating 
  • Risk management  
  • Globalization 
  • Networking 
  • Change management 
  • Teamwork, team building and communication  
  • Mentoring, coaching and diversity 

2. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management 

The Journal of Construction Eng. and Management publishes papers that aim to advance the science of construction engineering, harmonize construction practices with design theories, and further education and research in construction engineering and management.

Topics include, but are not limited to:  

  • Construction material handling  
  • Equipment  
  • Production planning 
  • Specifications 
  • Scheduling 
  • Estimating 
  • Cost control 
  • Quality control  
  • Labor productivity  
  • Inspection  
  • Contract administration  
  • Construction management 
  • Computer applications 
  • Environmental concerns 

3.  Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management 

The mission of the Journal of Purchasing & Supply Management is to publish original, high-quality research within the field of purchasing and supply management, otherwise known as PSM. 

It covers most subjects relating to the purchasing and supplying of goods and services within industry, commerce, government, health, and transportation. 

The journal is generally considered a multi-disciplinary publishing, focusing on a particular set of study and academics rather than a specific discipline. The journal is focused on the context in purchasing and supply management and makes an effort to stay cutting edge with respect to the method and style of research and the types of problems addressed. 

Key topics of the journal include: 

  • Purchasing and supply in a strategic context 
  • Organizational buying behavior 
  • Make-or-buy/outsourcing strategy 
  • Global/international sourcing 
  • Supplier relationships 
  • Tendering and contracting 
  • Costing and pricing 
  • Negotiation 
  • Purchasing and supply organization 
  • Information management and information & communication technology (ICT) 
  • Social, ethical and environmental supply issues 
  • Supply chain management 
  • Public procurement 


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