Ernest G. Gabbard, C.P.M., CPCM
Ernest G. Gabbard, C.P.M., CPCM, Allegheny Technologies Inc., 412-252-3168
Modern supply managers are faced with an increasingly complex selection of electronic “tools” with which to perform their responsibilities. While such e-tools can provide much-needed transactional support and strategic information, the number of providers and their arsenal of eoptions is extremely confusing. The purpose of this article is to provide a structured approach for the supply manager to develop and execute a strategic evaluation of the various e-options, which are available with such tools.