2005 Inside Supply Management Article Index
Term selected: 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.
With promises of "new and improved" technology making headlines daily, it can be hard to ascertain exactly how certain tools or types of technology can have an impact on your business. To help supply management professionals determine what's available to make their jobs easier, Inside Supply Management® asked two suppliers to answer the question, "How is technology enabling supply management processes?" The first article explores technological solutions that increase information accuracy and aid in decision making to help better synchronize supply management with its organization and supply chain partners. The second article investigates using reverse auctions to help supply managers sort through the technological aspects of purchasing utilities. Read on to learn which tools may help ease your workload.
Expressive bidding creates a win-win situation for buyers and suppliers by affording companies a reduction in cost and operational complexity.
E-procurement has become a valuable method to streamline workflow, automate processes, and increase visibility and accountability. We've all heard the nightmare stories of system implementations that have taken on a life of their own with ever-increasing resource needs and expanded timelines. Because supply management is involved in this process at varying levels and stages, the following are a few suggestions to keep your future e-procurement system implementation on track.
Avoid drowning in the wake of upcoming mergers and acquisitions by working closely with your company's IT department to take preventive measures.
The pulse of technology in supply management is strong and steady as supply organizations make the most of today's tools while looking for advancements in the future.
One of the hottest topics in any industry is technology, and supply management professionals are always on the lookout for the newest tool to revolutionize the way they conduct business. In search of today's emerging technology, Inside Supply Management® sought out three experts to share their industry insights. The first of these articles details the importance of improving data quality to properly drive functional requirements of supplier relationship management software solutions. The second discusses Web-based tools — such as e-auctions, blogs and information portals — that will help create support for more strategic business decisions. The final article analyzes the benefits of newer ERP systems that blend analytical and transaction processing capabilities into one application. Read on to discover what's new on the ever-changing technology horizon.