1999 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.
End-user-friendly systems mean purchasers often train today's "electronic" buyers.
Between the technology and the terminology, software purchases, while essential and exciting, can also be very complex.
Web signatures are replacing wet signatures, and choosing an appropriate, secured technology is critical for your online transactions to be tamper proof.
Purchasing and supply departments need to take advantage of the research and decision-making opportunities only data warehouses can offer.
If you recognize e-mail as a versatile electronic commerce tool that supports your purchasing and supply efforts, you might consider it as the medium for helping manage your RFP processes.
Software enterprise agreements do offer valuable solutions - if you know the myths and realities of purchasing and implementation.
The actual technology contract negotiation is the place to help you ensure you avoid cost overruns in your technology purchase.
Following a natural disaster, organizations can be left without an office, equipment, and important documents needed to resume operations. However, by planning ahead and protecting a firm's information technology, you can begin the rebuilding process.
Purchasing and supply professionals acquiring assistive technology for the disabled have seen a dramatic price decline during the last four to five years.
As today's technology expands and improves, purchasing and supply must respond to main a competitive edge in the marketplace.
The latest in high-tech identification promises to make the Internet a safe haven for business deals.
Beef up your logistics function with systems that give an impetus to cost and time-saving operations.
How can purchasing and supply and information technology work together during the technology buy to ensure that the right information is gathered, assimilated, and properly maintained?
One organization effectively uses the Internet for its integrated supply process.
Checkmark all the reliability issues including backup and clustering systems before you sign on the dotted line of your information technology contract.
The Internet has opened many doors for businesses, and at the same time slammed many organizations in the pocketbook.
Low cost and easy accessibility are key to choosing or developing an electronic record-keeping system.
You probably can't avoid business software, so prepare to negotiate its purchase with some additional knowledge
A recent NAPM study suggests that the purchasing and supply function is still struggling in the electronic commerce world. How is your organization doing compared to others?
Internet telephony has the potential to emerge as a major contender for cost savings.
Electronic commerce activity specifically on the Internet has exceeded the expectations of business analysts, but its true potential to revolutionize the procurement process remains a distant goal. Here's where we are now, and where we're headed.
Intensely competitive organizations are focused on managing their supply chains. And, after incorporating improved supply chain processes, technology is allowing them to link their chains electronically.