1998 Purchasing Today Article Index
Term selected: National Association of Purchasing Management
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.
Purchasing Today 100th Issue — Expansion, awards, redesign, and in-depth editorial have marked the 100th issue of NAPM's monthly magazine.
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Heading to NAPM's Annual International Purchasing Conference in May? From mouth-watering cuisine to historical attractions, here's what Dallas has to offer.
Developing the profession at home and across national boarders, Henry F. Garcia, C.P.M., A.P.P., illustrates a best-in-class example of today's purchasing and supply professional.
Some C.P.M. Exam questions are taken from specific passages within recommended study materials, while other questions require a higher level of understanding.
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Purchasing and supply professionals headed to Dallas for four days of education, networking, and quality presentations.
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Welcome to purchasing's "Golden Age." During an era of growing costs, time constraints, and other pressures pummeling the procurement function, it may be difficult to accept the premise of a "Golden Age," but the arguments are compelling. Never before has more attention been paid to the purchasing and supply management process.
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The NAPM and CAPS "The Future of Purchasing and Supply: A Five- and Ten-Year Forecast" is complete. The findings are summarized in the May issue of Purchasing Today®. We have asked CAPS to write an additional study on how their findings affect the future of smaller organizations. The report should be ready in the late fall.
I want to take this opportunity to do two things prior to discussing my goals for my 1998-99 term. First, my column in this issue as NAPM President-Elect coincides with a Purchasing Today® milestone — April marks the 100th issue. Since the first issue in January 1990, this award-winning magazine has delivered leading-edge business news and educational information. Join me in saying "thank you" to the staff and contributing writers for a valuable publication.
I've been very disturbed by some things I have been hearing as I travel across the country. Upon reflection, my concern focuses on two areas: the executive-level purchasing position, and your personal skill sets. Both have to do with, "Who is going to fill the shoes?" The answers are related to each other.