2003 Inside Supply Management Article Index
Term selected: Case Studies
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.
Open communication and trust are imperative in a business alliance.
The U.S. Census Bureau projects that 90 percent of the country's population growth will occur in the minority population through 2045.
Ethical standards help supply managers be fair, honest, and consistent in their activities with suppliers.
Miscommunication can lead to mistrust and failed business relationships in the supply chain.
Service purchases require the same evaluation as a manufacturing purchase to ensure quality and reliability.
The decision to cancel a contract could have cost, supplier, and third-party implications.
For supplier accountability to exist, supply managers must establish services contract criteria.
Supplier development, whether with a seasoned supplier or a targeted minority business, involves a commitment.
It is supply managers' job to find the balance between what is good business for the organization and what is fair to the supplier.
The lines of ethical and unethical behavior can be blurred when supply managers are faced with business decisions.
A supply management organization's new specifications create a relationship dilemma with its strategic supplier.
With no continuous improvement, exchange benefits or index price movements, Evans must take a strong tactical approach.