Article Index - Results

2002 Inside Supply Management Article Index
Term selected: Automation and Technology

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.

  • 10 Steps to Making an Expert IT Decision Members Only Content
    Kelly H. Gay, October, Vol. 13, No. 10, p. 20.

    If you're not an IT expert but are responsible for buying like one, here are 10 steps to making an expert IT decision.

  • Changing Gears Members Only Content
    Jennifer Baljko Shah and Laurie Sullivan, November, Vol. 13, No. 11, p. 23.

    Special Report Supply Networks

  • Collect, Compare, and Collaborate: Benchmarking in an E-Procurement Environment Members Only Content
    D. Steven Wade, July, Vol. 13, No. 7, p. 44. (Exam Alert: )

    How efficient are your organization's e-procurement tools? CAPS Research is involved in a project that will help you find out.

  • Computer Purchasing — A Tale of Two Models Members Only Content
    Francis O'Connor and Jon Yarusso, November, Vol. 13, No. 11, p. 8. (Exam Alert: )

    When choosing a model, supply management organizations should pick one that minimizes the downsides while amplifying the advantages.

  • E-Sourcing Tools Can Improve Strategic Sourcing Processes, but Proceed with Caution Members Only Content
    Pierre Mitchell, March, Vol. 13, No. 3, p. 46.

    If supply managers don't know what they're purchasing, it's hard to prioritize category-specific improvement projects.

  • Entering the Second Generation of Online Reverse Auctions Members Only Content
    Gregory L. Davies, MBA, CPCM, June, Vol. 13, No. 6, p. 54. (Exam Alert: )

    Experience and knowledge from the first generation of online reverse auctions is opening the door for more organizations to reap the benefits.

  • Evaluating E-Procurement Systems For the Supply Network Members Only Content
    Stephen Bradley, Paul Chae and George Hughes, January, Vol. 13, No. 1, p. 16. (Exam Alert: )

    The process for selecting the right system involves using unique criteria to find benefits that impact the return on investment.

  • Factors for Successful Implementation Members Only Content
    Florian Kinzel and Jean Strenger, August, Vol. 13, No. 8, p. 16. (Exam Alert: )

    Training, the use of consultants, and learning from past experience can help make ERP implementations successful.

  • Finding a Fit: Payment and E-Procurement Members Only Content
    Laura Flandrick, February, Vol. 13, No. 2, p. 10. (Exam Alert: )

    Every organization's ideal payment strategy is different. Tailor the right solution using these steps.

  • Increasing Collaboration through E-Procurement Members Only Content
    Tim Pownell, September, Vol. 13, No. 9, p. 18. (Exam Alert: )

    E-procurement tools can make collaboration more common and useful in the supply chain.

  • Industry-Specific Portals and Standards Members Only Content
    Julie S. Roberts, June, Vol. 13, No. 6, p. 8. (Exam Alert: )

    Seamless e-commerce between organizations requires better standardization. Learn what various industry groups are doing to promote this.

  • Joining Forces for Technology Initiatives Members Only Content
    Bill Lawson and Sue Eckel, December, Vol. 13, No. 12, p. 17. (Exam Alert: )

    Working together, IT and supply management professionals can apply their collective knowledge to implement successful technology initiatives.

  • Piloting Your Way to Success in E-Sourcing Members Only Content
    Daniel J. Orzell, June, Vol. 13, No. 6, p. 20. (Exam Alert: )

    With the goal of optimizing its global supply chain, one organization used a pilot program to determine if a particular e-sourcing tool would meet its needs.

  • Procuring E-Procurement Members Only Content
    Christopher Berger, MBA, April, Vol. 13, No. 4, p. 24. (Exam Alert: )

    When purchasing e-procurement tools, supply managers must examine specific evaluation criteria to ensure the right ones are chosen.

  • Project Management for Supply Management Members Only Content
    Jeff Moore, February, Vol. 13, No. 2, p. 16. (Exam Alert: )

    Are you looking for a new software tool to enhance supply management processes? Consider project management software.

  • Project Management: The Supply Management Benefit Members Only Content
    Jeff Moore, March, Vol. 13, No. 3, p. 16. (Exam Alert: )

    In the second of a two-part series, discover how project management systems could benefit a supply management organization.

  • Purchasing Services on the Internet: Is There a Fit? Members Only Content
    Jo Ellen Hatfield, May, Vol. 13, No. 5, p. 20. (Exam Alert: )

    Learn how to overcome one of the biggest hurdles to purchasing services on the Internet — getting started with the right tool.

  • Reverse Auctions: How Do Supply Managers Really Feel About Them? Members Only Content
    Robert B. Handfield, Ph.D., Samuel L. Straight and William A. Stirling, November, Vol. 13, No. 11, p. 56. (Exam Alert: )

    Supply managers who have participated in reverse auctions strongly agree that it's necessary to use them in order to stay "competitive" in the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Successful Implementations Members Only Content
    Florian Kinzel and Jean Strenger, July, Vol. 13, No. 7, p. 16. (Exam Alert: )

    Whether implementing an initial ERP system or an updated version of a system, success is contingent on preparation, training, and change management.

  • Technology Transformations Members Only Content
    Julie S. Roberts, October, Vol. 13, No. 10, p. 48. (Exam Alert: )

    How is the Internet changing the processes of supply management organizations? Organizations are working more closely with suppliers and saving time on tactical tasks.

  • Terminology: Web Talk Members Only Content
    Julie S. Roberts and Robb McNabb, November, Vol. 13, No. 11, p. 14. (Exam Alert: )

    The question is: What does the organization need the technology to do? An understanding of Web terminology will aid in addressing that question.

  • What to Look For in a Good Sourcing Tool Members Only Content
    Anthony G. Tarantino, Ph.D., C.P.M., CPIM, November, Vol. 13, No. 11, p. 48. (Exam Alert: )

    Selecting the right sourcing tool requires choosing from a variety of functionalities — standard, advanced, and next-generation — to find the one that will suit an organization best.