2002 Inside Supply Management Article Index
Term selected: Case Studies
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.
Modernizing the supply management function requires benchmarking, compensation, and communication.
Supply managers face a challenge not only of centralizing travel service purchases but also of gaining a savings that merits the effort.
In an effort to reduce costs, ethical issues abound between senior management and the supply base.
The short-term cost savings achieved from a discounted system may not outweigh the future benefits a more expensive system will provide.
Personnel from both organizations can work on improving point-of-use inventory positioning and usage issues.
Significant value can be achieved through centralization if communicated properly to staff and suppliers.
Reorganizing the supply management function in a conservative office environment involves initiative and risk taking.
A review of the logistics network and transportation costs in Deere's overall supply chain cost structure is necessary before any solutions are devised.
Supply managers must weigh their options when determining if supplier-managed inventory (SMI) is a worthy investment.
With short- and long-term opportunities for growth, Traco needed a software system that could meet its goals.
Cost reduction initiatives often rely on the motivation and success of the supply base.
With several decentralized units, centralizing the logistics function at Deere will have its challenges.