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Article Index - Results

1999 Purchasing Today 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.

  • An Impossible Situation? Members Only Content
    Gary Foster, March, Vol. 10, No. 3, p. 18.

    First, draft a purchasing policy that requires changes in specifications to be reviewed for sourcability.

  • Build Quality in From the Beginning Members Only Content
    Krishnan Hariharan, May, Vol. 10, No. 5, p. 22.

    Quality is the collective effort of a team of people associated with the manufacture of the product.

  • Controlling Seasonal Inventory Members Only Content
    V. Taylor Caron, December, Vol. 10, No. 12, p. 19.

    Is driving sales at the expense of lower profit margins a solution to gaining market share?

  • Creating Supplier Motivation Members Only Content
    Stanley E. Fawcett, April, Vol. 10, No. 4, p. 22.

    What incentives do you develop within your supplier base to encourage quality in a positive way?

  • Desired Delivery Delayed Members Only Content
    Cathy Gilles, February, Vol. 10, No. 2, p. 18.

    Cycle time and quality issues are important concerns for Radcliff

  • Institute Proper Purchasing Procedures Members Only Content
    Rod Bruckner, September, Vol. 10, No. 9, p. 20.

    The Situation
    Jane Evans, buyer at Peachwood Manufacturing, has been told to purchase from a specific supplier. Her supplier analysis shows the need for an alternative choice. But, she's being unduly influenced - even to the degree of a veiled threat. Says Steve Jones, "The boss wants you to buy from Joe's Glass Company and if they have the best prices and can deliver, then why not? Besides, you know how Mike can be when he doesn't get his way. I remember the last time a purchaser didn't buy from one of Mike's friends. It took Mike no more than four weeks to get rid of him. The sad part was he was a good purchaser. He couldn't see that sometimes you just do what the boss says."

  • Opt for Options Members Only Content
    Randall Keepers, C.P.M., January, Vol. 10, No. 1, p. 16.

    Reevaluating the situation and reviewing circumstances will help Cooper assess his next best alternative.

  • Theory of Constraints? Members Only Content
    Keah Choon Tan, Ph.D., C.P.M., CPIM, June, Vol. 10, No. 6, p. 22.

    One of Hyatt's measuring machines is creating a bottleneck, and his suggested solution isn't garnering any support.

  • Unclogging the Logjam at MI1 Members Only Content
    Gary Foster, C.P.M., July, Vol. 10, No. 7, p. 22.

    Hyatt revisited his theory of constraints and realized his team was headed down the wrong road.

  • When the Boss Says "Buy" Members Only Content
    George H. Gasahl III, C.P.M., August, Vol. 10, No. 8, p. 18. (Exam Alert: )

    Has your senior management ever directed you to purchase from a particular source? What did you do?

  • Will JIT Be the Solution? Members Only Content
    Keah Choon Tan, Ph.D., C.P.M., CPIM, October, Vol. 10, No. 10, p. 18.

    The Situation
    Irena Penrose, purchasing lead of Global Media Central of Golden, Colorado, just received another call regarding low inventory, "Irena, we're all out of shipping cartons for Windows 95 again." The shipping carton shortage of Windows 95 was typical. This last-minute notification to purchasing creates problems for assembly, purchasing, and the carton suppliers. Penrose is anxious to handle the whole situation in a more systematic fashion and wonders if moving to a JIT mode might work. Penrose is well aware of the Just-In-Time (JIT) system and its potential contribution. However, she knows that moving to JIT requires top management support, coordination from both the assembly and distribution departments, and supplier commitment.

  • Will JIT Be the Solution? Members Only Content
    Tracy Scott, November, Vol. 10, No. 11, p. 22.

    It may not be enough to resort to one solution to remedy a host of internal problems.