2000 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.
The online auction and reverse online auction give purchasing and supply professionals another tool for improved purchasing and supply practices.
Electronic marketplaces are barely more than a year old, but supply chain professionals in organizations small and large are already gaining experience in using these third-party sites to meet their supply management needs.
The more knowledge of a product and the direction of the industry a purchaser possesses, the more leverage he or she will have in negotiation.
As purchasing and supply professionals attempt to maximize efficiencies within their department and organization, many are turning to data warehousing to accomplish this task.
A number of factors from encryption export controls and lack of international policies governing the use of cryptography to the need for infrastructure have combined to hamper the growth of security systems for B2B e-commerce.
Supply managers are taking their organizations to strategic levels with the help of e-procurement systems.
How does "no more paper pushing" grab you? Better yet, how about a 300 percent return on investment? Businesses are increasingly recognizing electronic procurement as the most lucrative branch of electronic commerce.
With the benefit of automated processes and faster customer responsiveness, smaller organizations are implementing e-commerce processes.
It's important to know how an enterprise resource planning system will impact an organization before deciding to go forward with the project.
Palm computing devices are offering purchasing and supply professionals a handheld alternative to conventional desktop applications.
With the need to establish an e-commerce system, supply management organizations are considering ASPs as an alternative e-commerce solution.
ASPs are becoming a more recognized e-commerce alternative for supply management organizations.
Organizations are struggling to retain experts to help foster artificial intelligence applications.
With the click of a button, purchasers have eliminated wading through paper listings and placing telephone calls to locate materials.
With the high price of information, organizations are weighing their options for the most effective avenue for real-time collaboration.
Choosing the appropriate software licensing agreement is critical when planning the future of your organization's software needs.
Broad knowledge of a custom software purchase will reduce the risks associated with custom purchases.
Assets can be tracked and scheduled for repair or obsolescence, parts ordered, and requisitions created with one system working with an e-procurement system. The one-stop record keeping is effective and cost-saving, but the ease and savings come at a price.
The Internet offers seemingly limitless potential for identifying new suppliers, but organizations entering the virtual marketplace view e-procurement systems as enablers for their supply base rationalization strategies.
For as many applications and uses of technology as the market can provide, supply management professionals are finding ways to reap the benefits of the latest tools.
Before implementing an e-procurement system, supply managers need a reliable checklist of the essential features.
The production of materials and services is no longer viewed as an activity by larger organizations.
Check all details when purchasing software to ensure a license agreement covers all needs.
Underlying e-procurement initiatives is the need by organizations to enable uniform systems to structure data so all can use it.
Web-based travel arrangements can save organizations money without losing convenience and customer service.