2000 Purchasing Today Article Index
Term selected: Electronic Commerce
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.
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.
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.
With the click of a button, purchasers have eliminated wading through paper listings and placing telephone calls to locate materials.
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.
Before implementing an e-procurement system, supply managers need a reliable checklist of the essential features.
Underlying e-procurement initiatives is the need by organizations to enable uniform systems to structure data so all can use it.