Journal of Supply Chain Management

Article Index - Results


A valuable reference tool, the Article Index is a comprehensive list of articles that have appeared in the Journal of Supply Chain Management (formerly International Journal of Purchasing and Materials Management, Journal of Purchasing & Materials Management and Journal of Purchasing). Articles are organized by subject for easy locating and study.

Journal Article Index
Term selected: Investment Recovery/Scrap and Surplus

  • A New Look at Scrap Management, Vol. 13, No. 4 (Winter 1977), p. 20.

    This article is not available online.
  • "Asset Recovery: New Dynamics for Purchasing Organizations" Members Only Content, Vol. 33, No. 4 (Fall 1997), p. 18.

    As a result of economic pressures, organizations have begun to pay more attention not only to purchasing practices but also to the disposal of surplus material, a function which is called by many names including asset recovery. This article begins with a discussion on the basic principles of asset recovery. A framework to analyze asset recovery decisions is then provided along with examples to illustrate the effect of tax and other laws on the various decisions. Finally, this article discusses some of the contemporary issues (including the alternative methods) in surplus asset disposal and their impact on the function.
  • Industrial Scrap Management: A Study of Some Current Practices, Vol. 7, No. 1 (Winter 1971), p. 41.

    This article is not available online.
  • "Make-or-Buy Alternatives in Plant Disposition Strategies" Members Only Content, Vol. 33, No. 2 (Spring 1997), p. 20.

    Government regulations, competitive pressures, and public opinion have forced firms to reexamine their residual disposal activities. Properly implemented, disposal programs offer the advantages of lower costs and opportunities for strategic partnerships with raw material suppliers. Responsibility for this activity is usually given to the procurement function, forcing supply managers to develop knowledge of environmental legislation, scrap markets, and disposal outlets. This article presents research about plant disposal practices, focusing on a single residual-ferrous scrap. This study explored factors that influenced scrap disposal strategies and found that volume played a dominant role. The volume-based strategies identified differed with respect to how plants structured relationships with intermediaries, resulting in a range of generator-processor dependency levels. In addition to volume, a range of both internal and external factors were found to influence plant disposal requirements. Ultimately, the development of appropriate disposition strategies required an understanding of total disposal costs. A conceptual framework is developed, highlighting the complexities associated with implementing effective and efficient disposal programs.