1999 Purchasing Today Article Index
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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.
In order to allow for sufficient inventory, develop a plan that provides needed service levels when demand varies.
Purchasers must disregard assumptions in order to optimize independent demand inventories.
Make calculation adjustments when assumptions don't hold true.
Identify and include six key elements when figuring inventory carrying costs
Jill Smith, C.P.M., the purchasing manager for Triangle Precision, had received numerous reports from the manufacturing department regarding problems with the quality of a certain part provided by three of her organization's suppliers. The overall length of that part, in particular, was critical and had to meet the specification of 20 mm +/- 0.025 mm. To determine which supplier was responsible for the problem, Smith decided to use process capability analysis to assess the suppliers' quality systems.
The costs of implementing e-commerce systems may pale in comparison to potential savings.
Petroleum purchasers often look to hedging programs to manage volatile fluctuations in fuel prices.
When you're faced with price breaks, a simple formula can help you determine the best deal.
Balancing acceptable service levels with acceptable inventory costs is made easier with this free spreadsheet.
Leadtime: figure it out, reduce it with suppliers, and reap the savings in total cost.
Global sourcing encompases many complicated issues, one of which is varying international labor rates. Know how much the payroll will cost.
If your supplier has the capacity, the increased business you award through consolidation could result in lower costs for you.