2001 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.
Junk, scrap, trash — or a source of revenue? How does your management view the items that your organization no longer needs?
A new research report provides an objective analysis of the latest business exchanges that are promising returns and penetrating the supply management arena.
Timing PC purchases is best accomplished by working collaboratively with the organization’s IT department to devise a sound strategy.
With an abundance of communication tools, supply managers must find what works best in communicating with suppliers.
Whether it's using an online distributor, implementing an e-commerce system, or operating through a third party, e-commerce capabilities are becoming a reality for small businesses.
In today’s climate of Internet-based business transactions, there is a great dilemma. How do organizations make wise decisions concerning the e-procurement ability of suppliers?
As with face-to-face supplier agreements, online sourcing requires the same supplier knowledge when doing business over the Internet.
Though few are currently experiencing significant changes as a result of using e-procurement tools, the potential effects on the work processes produce optimism.
This article is not available online.
XML is emerging as a buzzword surrounding the e-commerce progression. Learn about the basics and about NAPM’s XML initiative.
Few supply managers haven’t heard of reverse auctioning, but what is a reverse auction capable of accomplishing? How do you know if a commodity is right for a reverse auction?
IBSPs can provide low-cost solutions for various Web-based applications. Discover if they are right for your organization.
Second in a two-part series, discover whether an intranet system is right for your organization and whether a hosted or an in-house system would best suit the organization.
Every day, professionals are deluged with statistics and promises about e-commerce tools and trends. How will they affect the supply management function and its leaders?
Technology escrows can be used to hedge against potential disaster associated with purchasing e-business tools or services.
Learn how vertical marketplaces can facilitate online purchasing within your industry.