2001 Purchasing Today Article Index
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A valuable reference tool, the Article Index is a comprehensive list of articles that have appeared in Inside Supply Management® (formerly Purchasing Today® and NAPM Insights®) magazine. Articles are organized by subject for easy locating and study.
Two simple quantitative methods used in CEP evaluation can serve as preliminary screening devices for management.
With a variety of transportation choices, supply management organizations must examine all of their options to gain the most benefit.
Cost is a critical criterion in a sourcing decision. Yet, when evaluating cost, supply managers often conduct an incomplete analysis.
Lost in non-value activities? There is a solution. Supply managers can use process mapping to prioritize activities.
Stockouts detect needs, discover what is not available, and can have an impact on the entire organization.
How did your supplier determine those labor costs? Now, supply managers can analyze labor costs — one of the largest segments of total cost — in terms of the components and leverage possibilities.
The most complete total cost can be compiled by a team that includes supply management plus the users, the technical experts, and finance.
Typically, inventory items are of low-to-moderate dollar value per unit but purchased in high volume and move through the business.
By incorporating both the supply manager and the user in your MRO requests, issues and costs can be easily identified.
Total cost of ownership translates to the total cost of performance for a service and is an assessment of all costs that a supply manager will bear to have a service performed.
Using Pareto analysis for baselining to establish cost savings can help a supply manager evaluate priorities and implement value-added programs.