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Article Index - Results

1996 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.

  • A New Look at Purchasing Teams Members Only Content
    John D. Cologna, C.P.M., A.P.P., August, Vol. 7, No. 8, p. 2.

    Companies and institutions have been using teams to complete projects or achieve certain goals for some time. We all have experience with procurement or commodity teams that are composed of representatives from different functions. Procurement teams are set up for a single purchase. These teams decide what the price will be, who the supplier will be, and other performance criteria. After this purchase is completed, the team disbands. Commodity teams are similiar to procurement teams, except they stay together long term and continue to work on other issues pertaining to productivity and quality improvement.

  • A Personal Strategy to Manage Change Members Only Content
    John D. Cologna, C.P.M., March, Vol. 7, No. 3, p. 2.

    Change is continuing at an increasing rate in our companies, our processes, and in our profession. More change has occurred in the past 15 years than in the preceding 30 years. How we do our work, the technology we use in doing it, and those who participate with us have all changed. Add the issue of downsizing - or its euphemism, reengineering - and this can cause many individuals to worry.

  • A Useful Tool After All These Years Members Only Content
    John D. Cologna, C.P.M., A.P.P., September, Vol. 7, No. 9, p. 2.

    Many businesses and government agencies use the NAPM Report on Business as a major part of their decision-making process.

  • Adding Value as One Shops the World Members Only Content
    Sid A. Brown, C.P.M., January, Vol. 7, No. 1, p. 2.

    In this last year, have you been trying to understand what is contributing to your increased prices for such products as corrugated paper products, computer parts, and automobiles? Are you aware that Europe has been recovering from an economic slump during this last year that resulted in their increased purchases of corrugated paper products in the global marketplace? Did you recognize the effect the Kobe, Japan earthquake had on the availability of computer parts? Did the economic downturn in Mexico and the resulting decrease in exports affect your company's balance sheets? Certainly, you must have noticed how the weaker U.S. dollar has raised the retail prices of many imports, including automobiles.

  • Adding Value to a Memorable Year Members Only Content
    Sid A. Brown, C.P.M., April, Vol. 7, No. 4, p. 2.

    This past year, I have had the privilege of serving as your national president. During the year, I have promoted a belief vital to all purchasing professionals - adding measurable value to ourselves and our employers. Successful and progressive careers, as well as attaining personal satisfaction, are directly related to our ability to add value! It has been a pleasure to share this belief and gain the understanding and acceptance of it by not only our members, but also the business community. With our employers focused on change, we too, need to change. I challenged each of you to get involved and help lead these changes! I am proud of and excited about the positive reaction with which all levels of association leadership are responding to these changes in our profession. In our continued efforts to build on a solid foundation, our national leadership is committed to the NAPM Strategic Plan as the "master plan" of this organization. The plan gives the NAPM board of directors, districts, affiliates, committees, groups, forums, and staff direction when setting their own goals and objectives.

  • Are You Ready to Become a Cyberpurchaser? Members Only Content
    R. Jerry Baker, C.P.M., April, Vol. 7, No. 4, p. 48.

    The 'Net is a perfect medium for NAPM's education mission.

  • Chicago Yesterday and Today Members Only Content
    Carolyn Pye, February, Vol. 7, No. 2, p. 18.

    Take a peek at what life was like in Chicago in 1930 -- the first time NAPM's annual conference visited the Windy City.

  • Closing the Gap Members Only Content
    John D. Cologna, C.P.M., A.P.P., July, Vol. 7, No. 7, p. 2.

    Would we like to be living today on our salary of 12 years ago? Of course not. Inflation has devalued those dollars, while driving up the cost of the things we need. Both personally and for NAPM, we have been fortunate that inflation has been low for most of the intervening years. However, over time, even low levels of annual inflation can cause a large gap.

  • Continue Your Quest for Learning at the Conference Members Only Content
    Julie Murphree, March, Vol. 7, No. 3, p. 24.

    Pack your bags! Let the conference equip you with new skills to take back to the office.

  • Let's Be Clear About the Distinctions Members Only Content
    R. Jerry Baker, C.P.M., January, Vol. 7, No. 1, p. 48.

    Cost reduction can be achieved in many ways.

  • Let's Think Green
    R. Jerry Baker, C.P.M., July, Vol. 7, No. 7, p. 48.

    This article is not available online.

  • Managing the Supply Chain Cycle from Beginning to End
    R. Jerry Baker, C.P.M., October, Vol. 7, No. 10, p. 56.

    This article is not available online.

  • Meeting Future Challenges Members Only Content
    John D. Cologna, C.P.M., A.P.P., November, Vol. 7, No. 11, p. 2.

    Two important initiatives were announced at NAPM's 1996 Annual International Purchasing Conference in Chicago: the need for both an environmental scan and a national dues increase. In January 1996, the NAPM Board of Directors decided that NAPM needed an assessment of future changes in the business environment that would ultimately affect NAPM's members, its structure, and the educational products it provides, as well as changes in technology that would influence the delivery methods of those products.

  • Multinational Mentoring Members Only Content
    Julie Murphree, July, Vol. 7, No. 7, p. 38.

    NAPM and others sponsor an international, month-long training program to help advance the profession worldwide.

  • Notes from the Boardroom Members Only Content
    John D. Cologna, C.P.M., May, Vol. 7, No. 5, p. 2.

    NAPM's Strategic Plan plays an important role in the direction of the association.

  • Plan It, Do It Members Only Content
    John D. Cologna, C.P.M., A.P.P., December, Vol. 7, No. 12, p. 2.

    What we've accomplished in 1996 can become the foundation for what we can achieve in 1997.

  • Presenting NAPM's 1996 J. Shipman Gold Medal Recipient Members Only Content
    Derrick Schnebelt, June, Vol. 7, No. 6, p. 44.

    Active at the local, district, and national level, Rene A. Yates, C.P.M., represents those purchasing professionals striving for excellence both individually and on behalf of the profession.

  • Pursuing the Quest Members Only Content
    R. Jerry Baker, C.P.M., March, Vol. 7, No. 3, p. 56.

    If there is a "new" purchaser, it's because there is a new way of doing business.

  • Racing Against Time and the Competition Members Only Content
    R. Jerry Baker, C.P.M., November, Vol. 7, No. 11, p. 48.

    Simply put, the one who gets there first, wins.

  • Recognizing the Volunteer Members Only Content
    John D. Cologna, C.P.M., A.P.P., June, Vol. 7, No. 6, p. 2.

    The dictionary defines a volunteer "as a person who performs or gives services of his or her own free will." Although that is a clear definition, it doesn't quite tell the whole story. NAPM is an organization that functions. because of a dedicated, small staff, and an equally important large, dedicated, and skilled group of volunteers.

  • Researchers Making the Difference
    Robert A. Kemp, Ph.D., C.P.M., April, Vol. 7, No. 4, p. 44.

    This article is not available online.

  • Technology's Ability to Emancipate
    R. Jerry Baker, C.P.M., August, Vol. 7, No. 8, p. 48.

    This article is not available online.

  • The Big Picture
    R. Jerry Baker, C.P.M., September, Vol. 7, No. 9, p. 48.

    This article is not available online.

  • The Changing Role of Purchasing - NAPM's 1994-95 Annual Report Members Only Content
    Carolyn Pye, February, Vol. 7, No. 2, p. 39.

    As the role of purchasing continues to become a more strategic, vital contributor to organizations around the world, the skills and education needed for this profession also continue to change. The National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM) strives to meet these needs by offering additional options in education, networking, professional development, and personal growth.

  • The Expanding Service World
    R. Jerry Baker, C.P.M., December, Vol. 7, No. 12, p. 40.

    This article is not available online.

  • The Formula for Success Members Only Content
    John D. Cologna, C.P.M., February, Vol. 7, No. 2, p. 2.

    Whether it's a pilot about to leave for a distant city, a boxer training for a championship fight, or a corporation about to launch a new product line, each one develops a plan to achieve its mission. Each contemplates the environment -- the weather for the pilot, the opponent's strengths and weaknesses for the fighter, and the market and competition for the corporation. The organizing principle is the key element of the strategic plan.

  • The National Reach of the ROB
    R. Jerry Baker, C.P.M., June, Vol. 7, No. 6, p. 48.

    This article is not available online.

  • The Strategic Factor
    R. Jerry Baker, C.P.M., February, Vol. 7, No. 2, p. 64.

    This article is not available online.

  • The Winds of Change Members Only Content
    Carolyn Pye, July, Vol. 7, No. 7, p. 42.

    Four days of workshops, networking, and other educational opportunities ends NAPM's conference on a high note.

  • Time to Take Notice Members Only Content
    R. Jerry Baker, C.P.M., May, Vol. 7, No. 5, p. 55.

    This past year I took a trip to the Pacific Rim and saw an Asia that was an eye-opener.

  • What's Wrong With This Picture? Members Only Content
    John D. Cologna, C.P.M., A.P.P., October, Vol. 7, No. 10, p. 2.

    Diversity in many organizations is defined as recognizing individual differences that may include gender, age, ethnic background, and physical capabilities of individuals. The effort put forth by a company to make diversity one of its goals - supported by a proactive initiative - is one indicator of the diversity of an organization.