1998 Purchasing Today Article Index
Term selected: General Management 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.
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.
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.
Assess your purchasing and supply organization and its employees for their strategic thinking capacity.
Integrating purchasing and supply on new product development teams can be the game plan for success.
Keeping track of how you spend your days can help you identify your non-value-added activities.
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.