All articles by Tim Laseter

The Last Mile to Somewhere

January 1, 2001
Once considered the domain of tacticians, operations now resides at the forefront of business strategy. Consider the saga of Web-based delivery services.
by Tim Laseter

Setting Supplier Cost Targets: Getting Beyond the Basics

January 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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