1998 Purchasing Today Article Index
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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.
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You were ready to leave your organization, then you received a counteroffer. Should you take it?
Did you navigate a similar purchasing career flight pattern as your parents? Purchasing Today® found three families that did.
Work to identify the obstacles that prevent premium internal customer service.
CEO's share their opinions on purchasing's influence in their organizations and the profession's overall influence on corporate America.
Could a retreat help your purchasing and supply department reach its goals?
When Fannie Mae, Inc. consolidated its purchasing functions 3 years ago and created a contract and procurement services unit, the head of the new unit wanted to be able to show top executives how it was impacting the organization's financial performance. So, Barbara B. Lang, vice president of contract and procurement services for the secondary mortgage financial services company, created a Balance Score Card as a way to measure the unit's contribution to the bottomline.
Find out what the professionals are predicting as the necessary skill sets for the 21st century. Most say the skill levels of today's employees must be elevated as we enter the new millenium.
Teaming effectively with your suppliers is one key to improving financial performance and customer satisfaction.
You won't bring suppliers or your organization any value if you get bogged down by excessive work-related stress.
As supply chains become more complex, the scene is ripe for constructive conflict - if you have the skills to manage it.
Culture is an important consideration for job seekers.
Assess your purchasing and supply organization and its employees for their strategic thinking capacity.
Navigate your way personally and professionally when a merger creates a rocky road.
Integrating purchasing and supply on new product development teams can be the game plan for success.
A new way to continue your learning is to take it in small bites. This is known as modular training.
Keeping track of how you spend your days can help you identify your non-value-added activities.
Purchasers have mixed emotions about telecommuting, which means selling the concept to top management may not be easy, despite a growing trend.
Leadership can be taught. But, certain attributes must be developed for genuine success.
Professional-level temporary work assignments can offer flexibility and also act as a bridge between jobs.
Recent studies show the level of influence purchasing and supply management has on corporate strategy? Take on value creation, product quality, and total life-cycle costs, and you'll have influence.
You don't need to obtain membership in a product development team. You're already there. What you need is a way to become more strategically valued.