2001 Purchasing Today Article Index
Term selected: Economics and Forecast Issues
A valuable reference tool, the Article Index is a comprehensive list of articles that have appeared in Inside Supply Management® (formerly Purchasing Today® and NAPM Insights®) magazine. Articles are organized by subject for easy locating and study.
With the speed of technology and the changing face of business, organizations are operating in a more competitive atmosphere. To prevent falling behind, many organizations use benchmarking to monitor the activities of internal departments, industry competitors, and the business arena at large. While the results are varied, the process of benchmarking provides organizations with the necessary data to make informed decisions about their future.
While supply management organizations may retain some "old economy" processes, they must ultimately move toward "new economy" operations to remain competitive.
On May 1, 2001, NAPM’s semiannual forecasts were released in Orlando, Florida, for the Manufacturing and Non-Manufacturing NAPM Report on Business®. A complete copy of the forecast is posted on NAPM’s Web site. Below are the highlights from each forecast.
On December 12, 2000, NAPM's semiannual forecasts were released in New York City for the Manufacturing and Non-Manufacturing NAPM Report On Business®. A complete copy of the forecasts is posted on NAPM's Web site. Below are highlights from each report.
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