2000 Purchasing Today Article Index
Term selected: General Strategies
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.
Quick response manufacturing is a new and innovative way to streamline an organization s supply chain.
It's not only the information but the systems that organize it that can show supply management effectiveness.
By offering a few key incentives, smaller organizations can find themselves at the heart of a major supplier's operation.
When should you use a single-source supplier? How should you go about selecting one?
For purchasing and supply professionals, the problem is not that they have too little information about their suppliers, but that they have too little intelligence about their suppliers.
To add value and be competitive, let the organizational strategy drive the specific, critical strategies and activities of the purchasing and supply department.
While the decision to invest in an e-procurement system is the first major step toward its implementation, the largest hurdle is creating an e-procurement strategy.
Smaller organizations can experience the same efficiency and stronger supplier relationships through a supplier mentoring program as their larger counterparts.
Purchasing and supply professionals are placing more value in the network capabilities of office equipment.
An effective supply manager is one who strives for internal and external customer satisfaction.
Are the benefits you're receiving from a single-source supplier worth the risk? Some purchasing and supply management professionals share their experience.
You've heard the term, but what does it mean? Understand the basics of this model and its effects on the supply management community.
Tracking the future outlook of the marketplace provides supply managers with the advantage of paying less for their materials and services.
The difference between management support and management indifference for a cost management strategy might be the way the case is presented.
System workarounds result in additional costs and lost time. Employee training and monitoring programs will make the difference in the prevention of losses.
If purchasers and suppliers take specific actions toward success, both parties will realize the full benefits of process improvements.