1999 Purchasing Today Article Index
Term selected: Research
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.
CAPS' Project 10X establishes rolling visions of best practices for purchasing organizations.
The frequency with which the term supply chain management (SCM) is used in today's supply management environment would lead the casual observer to conclude that SCM is a well understood concept accompanied by an accepted set of managerial practices. In reality, definitions of and approaches to SCM vary substantially from firm to firm and even from manager to manager within the same firm. While most purchasing and supply managers can, and do, quote the familiar supply chain mantra of "suppliers' supplier to customers' customer," few organizations are actually engaged in such extensive supply chain integration. Separating the rhetoric from the reality is one of the central goals of the ongoing Center for Advanced Purchasing Studies' (CAPS) focus study, "Achieving World-Class Supply Chain Alignment," due to be completed by year's end.
CAPS benchmarking reports allow purchasers to gauge processes and progress against others in the industry.
Top purchasing and supply executives join to discuss latest issues and set research priorities.
Completed focus studies bring current topics - and reliable information - to your fingertips.
Recent CAPS study assesses the corporate impact of ISO 14000.
Study says an eight-step plan can improve low-value purchasing.
The latest petroleum industry report shows the industry spending more on strategic sourcing efforts.
To be effective worldwide, purchasing and supply managers must structure international purchasing and supply management systems.
CAPS study uncovers details about this analytical tool, including when it's most effective and what makes it successful.
A recent study shows four key stages that organizations travel through to create a world-class supply base.