2005 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.
Faced with a supplier that wants to submit a revised bid, what is the most appropriate way to deny the request?
With budget and time pressures, a choice must be made for the purchase of computer hardware.
With a significant increase in the cost of acquisition, a cost reduction program must be developed in six weeks.
While the purchase of safety and laboratory items was switched to a supplier direct program, is this the best system for gauges and filters?
After a thorough analysis, supply managers should feel confident to stand by their decisions.
A fundamental shift in the purchasing mindset from "incrementalism" to "breakthrough" levels of improvement in MRO procurement needs to occur.
The specifications for the RFQ were apparently ambiguous enough that some of the bidders were not clear about the scope of the request.
To find an installation contractor, the decision must be made whether to accept a competitive bidding process or negotiate the contracts.
Upon closer examination of the bidders, WWCO should consider using a primary and secondary contractor.
R&A Electronics should propose to suppliers an agreement for scheduled shipments on a blanket order using evaluated receipts settlement.