2001 Purchasing Today Article Index
Term selected: Supply Management Performance
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.
With the speed of technology and the changing face of business, organizations are operating in a more competitive atmosphere. To prevent falling behind, many organizations use benchmarking to monitor the activities of internal departments, industry competitors, and the business arena at large. While the results are varied, the process of benchmarking provides organizations with the necessary data to make informed decisions about their future.
As supply management organizations mature, the basics can evolve, taking the performance to the next level.
After implementing a service purchase for a software or capital equipment purchase, supply managers want to ensure that requirements are in place for post-delivery service.
If you don’t measure it, how do you know it’s working?
Organizations are dividing tactical and strategic functions to focus on strategic initiatives.
The use of customer surveys can provide valuable information to supply management departments seeking to improve their performance.
With eyes on the horizon scanning the big picture, a supply manager may leave behind a traditional role and become a total business leader — adopting a strategic and far-reaching perspective for his or her role in the organization.
Learn how to translate the terminology of product and service purchases when a crossover of words occurs.