1998 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.
By definition, finance and purchasing departments have a working relationship; see how some organizations are optimizing it.
Find out how a defense applied contractor CAPS' industry benchmarks to improve its purchasing function.
Whether or not conditions exist for your department to influence strategic planning, there are initiatives to take upon yourself.
List your "wants" and "needs" to select the best commodity segmentation consultant.
Do favorable conditions exist for your purchasing department to influence strategic planning?
Need to bulk up your organization's negotiating strength? Try strategic market analysis.
Develop the strategic thinking skills of your staff to change your department's focus.
Open to buy deals with the authority to expend dollars, commitment to a specific category or program, and management of inventory.
Get out your magnifying glass and follow the clues to reducing costs in your organization.
The rise in global sourcing and the availability of data on the information superhighway means purchasing professionals have to be more cautious in safeguarding proprietary information.
An overview of trends in the chemical industry reveals positive and strategic opportunities for chemical purchasers.
Read one purchaser's philosophy on strategic planning and discover what the former president and COO of Honeywell says about fitting into an organization's strategic plan.
Distributors see the internet as a useful tool – not a threat to their jobs.
What strategies can you use to positively impact your organization's financial performance?
Pre-planning can help organizations deal with goods and property loss issues with their suppliers.
Purchasing and supply professionals need to understand the changing landscape of the office products industry.
If your organization is starting up or strapped for cash, implement these strategies to increase your liquidity.