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Net Sourcing -- September 2000

This is the second edition of a new supplement designed to help buyers of packaging machinery and materials learn how to begin purchasing packaging from suppliers via the Internet.

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The Myth of the Single Portal

Letters to the editor

Capital Machinery E-sales on Hold

Notable web sites

Racking up the savings

Purchasing packaging materials online saves time, space and headaches for manufacturer of racks and storage systems.

Materials Purchasing: Grocer buys into online shopping

Grocery retailer H.E. Butt Co. procures packaging materials through the INC2inc Internet marketplace. Now it’s persuading its vendors to climb aboard.

Preserving collaboration in the age of e-procurement

How General Mills intends to tap idmarket.com to gain efficiencies while increasing speed to market.x

Used machinery: Offline help drives online purchase

Sourcing in a whole ‘NEW WAY’

Bearing manufacturer saves weeks by sourcing its tabletop protective packaging dispenser kit online.

Price Tool nets Levolor $54ꯠ in corrugated savings

Levolor Canada has already saved $54ꯠ this year by tapping the information and pricing resources of CorrugatedPrices.com. The cost? A $200 subscription fee and a few hours’ time.

E-procurement intentions survey: Too many sites? Or too little experience?

Packaging procurement via the Internet is already here for some buyers. But very few have developed enough experience to identify which kinds of sites are going to get their company’s business.

Sourcing globally, clicking locally

The Body Shop pares down on time needed to research containers by tapping into a global, multivendor online stock container catalog.

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