1996 Purchasing Today Article Index
Term selected: General 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.
Service-industry purchasers speak out on their specific challenges and some issues not unique to the service sector.
Organizations want to be more responsive to the needs of the company and the customer. Executives are no longer stuck on the top floorin glass offices.
More and more organizations are reexamining travel-buying processes -- an opportunity for purchasing professionals to step in and offer their expertise.
Reengineer your organization's overnight mail processes via demand management.
The strategic contingency plan lets purchasers bridge required supply needs with the broader organizational picture.
Our research helped us to seriously examine the way we operate and seek ways to improve.
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Do you find yourself creating specifications for your personal shopping list? Hi Joanna. I'm heading home," says Thomas J. Ferguson, C.P.M., director of purchasing for Willow Valley Associates, Inc. in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to his wife.
How do you evaluate intangibles? Some sample criteria can help you get beyond the nebulous when evaluating service suppliers.
With the average cost of a major business meeting approaching $1 million per event, an opportunity has been created for purchasing to have a significant cost-reduction impact.
Use of specific terms in your contracts can help you avoid unfavorable misinterpretation.
Purchasers can enhance their capacity to manage change by becoming an "internal entrepreneur."
Acquiring furniture for office use involves a slew of precautions and considerations.
When the dollars or volume are not weighted on your side, several things can be done to create a beneficial transaction for your organization.