Purchasing’s editors pick 10 technology developments sure to affect your strategic sourcing decisions.
Make sure you are not locking your company into technology that will be obsolete in the not-to-distant future. First step: check the next few pages for what we think will be the hottest technologies that will affect purchasing. They range from changes in materials structures ?such as nano-sizing?to all new energy concepts. such as fuel cells. Miniaturization is certainly a common theme. particularly in the electronics area. Another important trend is in communications. Wireless high-speed data will dramatically change how we communicate. creating implications for shipment and inventory tracking.