Unlike other strategic procurement guides, Lean Supply Chain Management considers an organization's business condition as a contributing factor in the development of a strategic procurement strategy. That is, rather than taking a one-size fits all approach, the author's more individualized approach illustrates techniques specific to organizations operating in a standard or crisis environment. Highlights include: * Methods for developing and tracking strategic procurement initiatives. * Planning in the standard and crisis environments. * Coordinating supply chain management and lean manufacturing. * Performance measurement tools. Lean Supply Chain Management provides purchasers and supplier development professionals with the tools needed to transform procurement from a mere cost center to a profit generator.