Rising supply costs have hit steel, paper, plastics and other markets, and many companies are facing the Hobson's choice of paying the higher prices or going without supply. For a look at how some companies are confronting this challenge, read the article "The Blowback of Reverse Auctions," the Final Thoughts column in the October/November 2004 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive.
For more information on the current state of the sourcing and procurement markets, see the articles "The Analyst Corner: Sourcing" in the June/July 2004 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive , and "The Analyst Corner: Procurement" in the August/September 2004 issue of the magazine.
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