All articles by C.V. Ramachandran
Global Sourcing: Another Critical Purchasing SkillJuly 1, 1997 by Tim Laseter, C.V. Ramachandran, and Tonya M. Leary
Setting Supplier Cost Targets: Getting Beyond the BasicsJanuary 1, 1997 This third article in a series on balanced purchasing focuses on target costing and recommends a five-step process to optimize the cost of product designs still in development. A hypothetical development effort for a sports watch is used to demonstrate the process. If carried out properly and at the right level of detail, target costing can insure competitiveness without jeopardizing supplier cooperation.by Tim Laseter, C.V. Ramachandran, and Keith H. Voigt
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