2003 Inside Supply Management Article Index
Term selected: Legal Issues
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 managers can help manage their organizations' safety and health programs when selecting equipment, tools, and service providers.
In a general sense, an ASP arrangement fits within the outsourcing category of service contracts.
Good contract writing must be accompanied by good contract administration.
Carefully drafted shrink-wrap and click-wrap contracts are being enforced in courts that previously struggled with this new way of forming contracts.
Awareness of IP issues both internally and externally can help supply managers better negotiate to protect their organizations.
If managed prudently, consortium purchasing can result in savings that may not be available to each participant on its own.
A carefully drafted contract can go a long way toward avoiding many pitfalls in an outsourcing relationship.
Risk associated with outsourcing can be managed through an integrated strategy of due diligence, contract drafting, and liability insurance.
There are many benefits in Sarbanes-Oxley, as ultimately, many leadership teams and boards of directors may find that the new requirements provide them with a useful tool for running their companies more confidently and efficiently.
By defining certain key terms, the supply manager can negotiate an agreement that provides greater protection in the event of malfunctions.