2002 Inside Supply Management Article Index
Term selected: Supply Management
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.
Supply management professionals can play a vital role in their organization's strategic planning processes.
The traditional profession strives to find a home in the scope of supply management.
In supply management organizations, employees retire, business values change, and processes are redefined. Though this is a natural part of the business environment, how do these changes affect the informational supply chain? While information flow is an intangible part of the supply chain, its presence is a major factor in adding value to the supply management organization and its suppliers. Without an efficient knowledge management model in place, information that is critical to the current, ongoing, and future success of the supply chain may be jeopardized. In short, knowledge management is retrieving the right information, for the right people, at the right time.
You’ve been wondering. You’ve been asking. Now, here it is: the definition of "supply management." This critical function and your profession are entering a whole new era.
Supply managers can step ahead with business performance by adopting a broad financial perspective in supply chain functionality.
When the four individual supply chains that compose an entire supply chain are optimized, excellence results.