2000 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.
Reducing inventory means limiting the number of pre-ordered units, pacing the ordering cycle, and keeping accurate records.
Changing the focus of an organization is always difficult, but following organizational goals, communicating with stakeholders, and instituting careful preparation sets the path for success.
Combining the efforts of existing and new processes may be the best solution to gaining commitment for sourcing improvements.
Solving a quality control issue may mean more than one solution to reach both first- and second-tier suppliers.
In a time of declining revenues and unstable prices, what is the best system?
When the supply management department is left out of the procurement process, projects suffer.
Improved business practices and inventory management techniques are key to continued financial success.
How does an organization solve its cash flow problems with inventory?
What alternatives are there when a major supplier begins showing signs of financial instability?
The combination of poor communication and improper billing leaves an organization with inflated costs and faulty workmanship.
When a major supplier begins showing signs of financial instability, overcoming this challenge lies with the supply manager’s ability to react quickly and contact alternative suppliers.
Supplier cooperation is the key to improved product quality.