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Article Index - Results

1994 NAPM Insights Article Index
Term selected: Purchasing Strategies

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.

  • ABC and ABM: New Tools for Managing Purchasing Costs Members Only Content
    Lisa M. Ellram, Ph.D., C.P.M., May, Vol. 5, No. 5, p. 65.

    Looking for new and innovative ways to improve your organization's cost accounting and cost management. Activity-based costing and activity-based management may be just the tools you need.

  • Advice from the Top: Small Business Executives Discuss Strategic Concerns
    Mary Siegfried, June, Vol. 5, No. 6, p. 29.

    This article is not available online.

  • Back to the Starting Point with the Final Customer Members Only Content
    Julie Murphree, May, Vol. 5, No. 5, p. 28.

    When was the last time you thought about the needs and expectations of the person buying your company's product or service?

  • Better By Design Members Only Content
    Landon J. Napoleon, July, Vol. 5, No. 7, p. 41.

    As full-fledged members of product design teams, purchasers are helping turn out hot new products.

  • Beyond Team Building Members Only Content
    Jill Miller, December, Vol. 5, No. 12, p. 38.

    Technical training within teams goes beyond "how to team." Technical training encompasses everything from continuous improvement to occupational safety.

  • Big Results from Small Businesses
    Landon J. Napoleon, June, Vol. 5, No. 6, p. 32.

    This article is not available online.

  • Building and Maintaining the Power of Your Team Members Only Content
    Steve DeValk, July, Vol. 5, No. 7, p. 22.

    Are you part of a new team, emerging team, or a mature team? Monitor the different strategies of each as your team advances.

  • Cross-Functional Teams Reduce New Product Development Members Only Content
    Robert M. Monczka, Ph.D. C.P.M. and Robert J. Trent, Ph.D., February, Vol. 5, No. 2, p. 64.

    Want market success for new products? Use cross-functional teams.

  • Customer Satisfaction: Another Perspective Members Only Content
    Lawrence J. Caldwell, May, Vol. 5, No. 5, p. 50.

    Your organization has achieved a high level of customer satisfaction. Now, however, it's time to educate your customers on becoming better customers.

  • Cutting Cycle Time on the World's Stage
    P. William Quinn, February, Vol. 5, No. 2, p. 53.

    This article is not available online.

  • Decision Trees: Another Tool in the Planning Process Members Only Content
    Charles F. Bimmerle, Ph.D., C.P.M., CIRM, CFPIM and Daniel A. Glaser Segura, CPIM, September, Vol. 5, No. 9, p. 12.

    Do you need to visualize the risks, costs, and benefits of a choice? The decision tree is one way to write it all down and compare alternatives.

  • Don't "Burn Out" on Teamwork Members Only Content
    John M. McKeller, D.B.A., C.P.M. and David T. Antonioni, Ph.D., July, Vol. 5, No. 7, p. 69.

    Teams should establish ground rules for dynamic and effective role-playing.

  • Efficient Processes For Low-Value Purchases and Payables Members Only Content
    Stephen L. Liccini, August, Vol. 5, No. 8, p. 36.

    Purchasers, eager to concentrate on large, high-value transactions, are battling the sea of small-purchases paperwork with credit cards, EDI, and blanket orders.

  • Eliminating Unnecessary Activities Members Only Content
    Scott K. Jones, Ph.D. and Michael F. Pohlen, Ph.D., C.P.M., December, Vol. 5, No. 12, p. 8.

    Activity-based costing and activity-based management can help you get rid of nonvalue-added tasks.

  • Going Back to School Members Only Content
    Carolyn Pye, December, Vol. 5, No. 12, p. 6.

    Want an additional or advanced degree? Here are some pointers for making a smooth transition back into academia.

  • Guidelines for Developing Team Performance Appraisal Systems Members Only Content
    Robert J. Trent, Ph.D. and Robert M. Monczka, Ph.D., C.P.M., July, Vol. 5, No. 7, p. 30.

    Without a solid performance appraisal for your team, you'll be unable to provide periodic feedback about how well your team is progressing.

  • Hedging Your Bets Members Only Content
    Dick Locke, November, Vol. 5, No. 11, p. 10.

    Pricing foreign goods in that country Ís currency often nets a lower contract price, but the final dollar cost is unknown. Here are some tips on eliminating that uncertainty.

  • Hiring Purchasers Who ... Members Only Content
    December, Vol. 5, No. 12, p. 52.

    Have Technical Degrees
    Businesses use multifunctional teams to work on new product offerings, reduce costs of existing offerings, shorten cycle times, and improve processes.

  • How Far Have Teams Come? Members Only Content
    Julie Murphree, July, Vol. 5, No. 7, p. 26.

    Many believe that though teaming has been around for some time, the use of teams appear more popular today.

  • How to Develop Problem-Solving Tactics for Your Team Members Only Content
    Deborah Harrington-Mackin, July, Vol. 5, No. 7, p. 6.

    Learning effective problem-solving and decision-making techniques is the cornerstone of effective teamwork.

  • Increasing the Value Members Only Content
    Landon J. Napoleon, May, Vol. 5, No. 5, p. 37.

    With customer satisfaction as the primary goal, companies are leaning on purchasers to focus on value-added services.

  • Information Resources for Purchasers in Small Businesses Members Only Content
    George T. Doran, Ph.D., June, Vol. 5, No. 6, p. 8.

    Purchasers at small businesses can boost effectiveness by tapping these information resources.

  • Knocking Down the Layers Members Only Content
    Jill Miller, August, Vol. 5, No. 8, p. 14.

    Horizontal. Flattened. Delayered. Downsized. As companies continue to redefine employee roles and remove management layers, here's how to flourish in today's new downsized environments.

  • Lean and Mean: Inventory Reduction
    Charles A. Watts, February, Vol. 5, No. 2, p. 10.

    This article is not available online.

  • Learning Their ABCs Members Only Content
    Steven E. Frels, C.P.M. and Eric Sandberg, C.P.A., October, Vol. 5, No. 10, p. 6.

    Here's how activity-based costing is evolving in the supply management departments of Deere and Company.

  • Megatrends 2000 (And Beyond) Part IV Members Only Content
    Peter Thomson, January, Vol. 5, No. 1, p. 37.

    "Privatization of the Welfare State" from Megatrends 2000 - what impact will the predictions have on purchasing?

  • Mining Profits from Purchasing in a Small Business Members Only Content
    William D. Presutti, Ph.D., C.P.M., September, Vol. 5, No. 9, p. 54.

    Cost reduction in the purchasing department increases profits dollar for dollar. Sales can make no such claim.

  • Mirror Images: Purchasing's Added Value with Marketing's Involvement Members Only Content
    Serge R. Lopoukhine, January, Vol. 5, No. 1, p. 17.

    As more organizations begin to use teams, departments more and more will interact and serve each other.

  • Planning for Disaster - Are You Prepared? Members Only Content
    Wade C. Ferguson, D.B.A., C.P.M., Mark F. Hartley, D.B.A. and Gregory B. Turner, November, Vol. 5, No. 11, p. 42.

    Natural disasters, as well as man-made, could strike your usiness at any time. Would you be ready? Could a disaster strike your organization? It's possible that you could show up for work and find that the familiar tools of your trade, such as your telephone, facsimile machine, copier, and computer, are gone. Won't happen to you? If you have any doubts, ask purchasers in South Carolina, Louisiana, or south Florida about Hurricanes Hugo or Andrew blowing their offices away. Or ask a purchaser from the Midwest about facing the rising Mississippi floodwater and the resulting muddy legacy. Or ask California purchasers about earthquakes. Natural and man-made disasters are part of life - hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, floods, fire, industrial accidents, and sabotage.

  • Purchasers Give Credit To Cards Members Only Content
    Stephanie A. King, October, Vol. 5, No. 10, p. 57.

    The largest unresolved issue continues to be collecting adequate data on sales taxes for credit card purchases.

  • Purchasing Cooperatives: What Are The Red Flags? Members Only Content
    Carolyn Pye, September, Vol. 5, No. 9, p. 10.

    There can be legal risks associated with group buying. Here's some advice regarding cooperatives from professionals involved in this arena.

  • Purchasing Education: Institutions Offering Programs
    Alison Henry, December, Vol. 5, No. 12, p. 48.

    This article is not available online.

  • Purchasing Gets a New Charge
    Jill Miller, March, Vol. 5, No. 3, p. 50.

    This article is not available online.

  • Purchasing for the Small Business Members Only Content
    Jeffrey R. Brodsky, C.P.M., June, Vol. 5, No. 6, p. 5.

    For lean and mean organizations, these simple and effective tactics will allow you to focus your limited resources on key areas.

  • Reaching Your Cycle-Time Goals Members Only Content
    Thomas E. Hendrick, Ph. D., February, Vol. 5, No. 2, p. 6.

    "Time" means survival for companies meeting their cycle-time goals.

  • Reengineering Education for Just-in-Time Access Members Only Content
    R. Jerry Baker, C.P.M., December, Vol. 5, No. 12, p. 2.

    Kanbrain, like kanban, delivers just in time. But with kanbrain the product is knowledge.

  • Reengineering Improves Cycle Time
    Ron Pannesi, Ph.D., February, Vol. 5, No. 2, p. 42.

    This article is not available online.

  • Reengineering the Purchasing Function Members Only Content
    Kenneth W. Carroll, July, Vol. 5, No. 7, p. 54.

    True reengineering tackles a system's complete processes - not just a specific task within the system.

  • Safety + Quality = Productivity Members Only Content
    Robert L. Getty, Ph.D., CPE, September, Vol. 5, No. 9, p. 49.

    Ergonomics: The science that addresses people's performance and well-being in relation to their work, workplace, tools, equipment and environment; a practical means of improving safety, quality, and productivity.

  • Simplifying Government Procurement Members Only Content
    Cherish Karoway, September, Vol. 5, No. 9, p. 56.

    The NPR recommendations sound good in theory, but purchasers question Uncle Sam's capacity to follow through.

  • Statistics: Linear Regression
    Joseph J. Corey, Jr., C.P.M., P.E., J.D., March, Vol. 5, No. 3, p. 8.

    This article is not available online.

  • Sweet 'n Low or Equal? Members Only Content
    Carla S. Lallatin, C.P.M., CPPO, April, Vol. 5, No. 4, p. 54.

    The lack of definition of "equal" in the brand name or equal specification sometimes places the purchaser in an untenable situation.

  • The ABCs of Activities and Drivers
    Mary Lu Harding, C.P.M., CPIM, CIRM, November, Vol. 5, No. 11, p. 6.

    This article is not available online.

  • The Customer, the Purchaser, and the Supplier Is It a Three-Way Street? Members Only Content
    Jill Miller, May, Vol. 5, No. 5, p. 30.

    How far does customer service go? Is there a relationship between your company, the supplier, and the final customer?

  • The Procurement Card: Small Dollar Purchases Members Only Content
    Gordon E. Regan, August, Vol. 5, No. 8, p. 52.

    A typical purchase order can result in costs of more than $100, with the cost of processing the invoice exceeding the cost of the item being purchased.

  • The Profit Concept Members Only Content
    Kevin Beidelman, August, Vol. 5, No. 8, p. 10.

    For many companies, every dollar saved by the purchasing department is a new dollar of profit for the firm. Here's how to relate the amount saved to the bottomline.

  • The Public Procurement Code: What It Can Do Members Only Content
    Wayne A. Casper, C.P.M., January, Vol. 5, No. 1, p. 38.

    The public purchasing professional can be the change agent creating a law that enhances effective and efficient purchasing.

  • The Savings of Many Members Only Content
    Jill Miller, June, Vol. 5, No. 6, p. 46.

    Cutting costs and saving energy seems to be the edicts of the day. Following are some technologies and resources on how and where this can be done.

  • Thriving in the Learning Organization Members Only Content
    Buck Joseph, Ed.D., December, Vol. 5, No. 12, p. 25.

    To survive and excel well into the 21st century, leaders must create learning organizations, which continuously absorb knowledge and experiment with new ideas.

  • Time Is Money Members Only Content
    Martin A. Brown, C.P.M., February, Vol. 5, No. 2, p. 26.

    Are you aware of all of the interdependent cycle times within your organization and their effect on the firm's profits?

  • Understanding Teams By What They Do
    Mary Siegfried, July, Vol. 5, No. 7, p. 50.

    This article is not available online.