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Article Index - Results

1997 Purchasing Today 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.

  • 'Net Specs Members Only Content
    Internet Purchasing Roundtable participants and Peter H. Roden, June, Vol. 8, No. 6, p. 42.

    Purchasers have set the standard for business-to-business purchasing over the Internet. Now for the moment of truth: How quickly will software companies respond to these standards?

  • Becoming an E-Commerce Champion Members Only Content
    Dan Steggell, C.P.M., A.P.P., CPIM, June, Vol. 8, No. 6, p. 4. (Exam Alert: )

    Clearly define your business processes before promoting a new technology.

  • Bits and Bytes on Leasing Computers Members Only Content
    Andrew Skaff, March, Vol. 8, No. 3, p. 8.

    Is leasing a viable option for your high-tech needs? Get to know the different choices.

  • E-Commerce Lingo Members Only Content
    April, Vol. 8, No. 4, p. 18.

    Learn the language associated with electronic commerce.

  • Education Byte by Byte Members Only Content
    Jo Appogast, January, Vol. 8, No. 1, p. 18.

    Disk-based programs can give you all the interactivity without needing extensive system requirements.

  • Electronic Commerce Resources
    Roberta Duffy, June, Vol. 8, No. 6, p. 49.

    This article is not available online.

  • Help - I'm Drowning in Data! Members Only Content
    Brian Caffrey, January, Vol. 8, No. 1, p. 6. (Exam Alert: )

    Are you overwhelmed by information overload? Some tips can help you sort through it all.

  • High-Tech Contact Members Only Content
    Thomas R. Buhse, January, Vol. 8, No. 1, p. 4. (Exam Alert: )

    Often, heavy use of communication technology creates a different relationship environment between supplier and purchaser.

  • Intelligent Agents: Can They Work for You? Members Only Content
    Patricia Carlson, Ph.D. and Jonathan Frank, Ph.D., March, Vol. 8, No. 3, p. 18.

    Let technology do the work: Navigate the Web more efficiently with these tools. In some ways, intelligent agents are the ultimate personal assistants: They work while you sleep, show up on time, and never complain about the hours. In theory, intelligent agents search the Web or the intranet corporate database, gathering all that is new and relevant to you and your job. This technology is slowly catching on as a way to speed up the "World Wide Wait."

  • Internet-Based EDI: Another Option for Electronic Communication? Members Only Content
    Carolyn Pye, December, Vol. 8, No. 12, p. 38.

    Is it the wave of the future? The Internet may facilitate smaller organizations' use of EDI.

  • Keyboard Kommerce Members Only Content
    Julie Murphree, June, Vol. 8, No. 6, p. 32. (Exam Alert: )

    Let your keyboard do the walking through the electronic yellow pages.

  • Lost in the Translation? Members Only Content
    Jon Burke, July, Vol. 8, No. 7, p. 16.

    Machine translation offers a helpful tool, but is not always an ideal option.

  • Moving Toward Computer Integration Members Only Content
    Edwin S. Coyle and Julie Murphree, January, Vol. 8, No. 1, p. 32.

    Organizations today want to transfer and receive information as effortlessly as possible. Technology is the key.

  • My Cyber Diary Members Only Content
    Nancy Croke, Stan Liana, C.P.M. and Terry Hamel, June, Vol. 8, No. 6, p. 46.

    Learn their secrets: Three purchasing professionals share their tips on how technology helps them do their jobs more efficiently.

  • Outsourcing Software Development Members Only Content
    Joel Rubin, C.P.M. and A.N. Ananth, June, Vol. 8, No. 6, p. 16.

    Purchasing's input can help software development efforts in reducing new product cycle time.

  • PKI Spells Security Members Only Content
    David Darnell, September, Vol. 8, No. 9, p. 16.

    How does PKI help secure your e-commerce transactions?

  • Precautions When Entering Contract Agreements Via E-mail Members Only Content
    Robert Fleshner, Edwin N. Lavergne and Stacy Lovelace, January, Vol. 8, No. 1, p. 51.

    Until public key cryptography becomes widely available, you need to take certain precautions to protect yourself when entering into agreements via e- mail.

  • Risky Business? Members Only Content
    Steve Fink and Carolyn Pye, June, Vol. 8, No. 6, p. 36.

    What precautions should purchasing professionals take when it comes to electronic commerce security?

  • Sign (Electronically) on the Dotted Line Members Only Content
    Benjamin Wright, August, Vol. 8, No. 8, p. 18.

    Two types of electronic signatures are competing to become the standard.

  • The Road to Technological Success Members Only Content
    Cherish Karoway, January, Vol. 8, No. 1, p. 22. (Exam Alert: )

    Technology increasingly reduces costs and decreases purchasing's workload, enabling purchasers from small to large firms to focus on core competencies. The upward trend of technology's growing importance in the purchasing function can be documented across the United States. And automation does not discriminate: Success stories hail from small- and medium-sized organizations, and megacorporations alike. Their stories prove technology's importance in moving the profession effectively and successfully into the next century.

  • The Telecommunications Act - Don't Get Hung Up on It Members Only Content
    Carolyn Pye, January, Vol. 8, No. 1, p. 37.

    What opportunities will result from the changes in telecommunications laws?

  • The World According to E-Commerce Members Only Content
    James T. Parker, May, Vol. 8, No. 5, p. 18.

    How are companies operating in the electronic arena?

  • Timing is Everything Members Only Content
    Greg Buchanan, Larry Kirkland and Dan Williamson, November, Vol. 8, No. 11, p. 14.

    Consider the larger picture before beginning on any individual software upgrade.

  • To Intranet or Not To Intranet? Members Only Content
    Dan Steggell, C.P.M., A.P.P., CPIM, October, Vol. 8, No. 10, p. 14.

    Consider the pros and cons of this technology before you take the plunge.

  • Unlocking the Mystery of Software Agents Members Only Content
    Alper Caglayan, September, Vol. 8, No. 9, p. 50. (Exam Alert: )

    Software agents can deliver instantaneous information and act as your assistants.

  • What To Do When You Can't Upgrade Members Only Content
    Thomas Marlowe, CNE, MCP, December, Vol. 8, No. 12, p. 16.

    If you can't purchase a new computer, what other options do you have?