Mint condition.Macmillan Press,1998.First edition-first printing(10 9 8 7 5 6 4 3 2 1).Black hardback(gilt lettering to the spine,small nick on the back cover) with Dj(two small creases,scratches and nick on the Dj cover),both in mint condition.Illustrated with b/e drawings,tables.The book is new with light shelf wear,small nick and ink mark on the outer edge of the pages.198pp including Endnotes,references,index. This is another paragraph Product Description: This text investigates a different approach to the supplier client relationship. It documents the benefits of Early Supplier Involvement (ESI), an approach to inter-company relations which provides an impetus for increased creativity. Based on the findings of a European research team, the text shows how, why, and to what effect suppliers the world over are becoming increasingly involved in the innovation process itself. The authors demonstrate and document the process through which increased co-operation can lead to real competitive advantage. Leveraged Innovation is both an introduction to Early Supplier Involvement, and an overview of best practise around the world. It provides practical insights for companies, enabling the development and maintenance of ESI programmes of their own.