Faustino Taderera, the celebrity, is the finest International Business brains ever produced by Zimbabwe and the African continent, an academic icon and guru nicknamed, "The Tom Peters of Zimbabwe, Africa and the Middle East." His students call him, "The Rumbler and the Caterpillar," mainly for his passion, depth and incisive research in these areas. This book, The Purchasing Manager’s Guide, is an essential Purchasing Manager’s companion and covers topics such as:- status of world economy, grey markets, smuggling, embargoes, inventory; logistics; supply chain; bonded warehouses; shipping documentation; exchange control regulations; insurance; transport; trading blocs; L/Cs and hedging.Faustino Taderera is now one of the world’s most eminent and distinguished researchers and is part of the renowned Global Think Tank whose opinion matters internationally and consults for transnational supranational organizations like the UN and EU. This is Professor Taderera’s 20th book. Faustino always says, "I am the Socrates, Aristotle and Plato of my time." He is a much sought after global academic and professional BRAND.