Article Index - Results

1997 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.

  • 'Net Gains Members Only Content
    R. Jerry Baker, C.P.M., June, Vol. 8, No. 6, p. 56.

    A function as simple as e-mail also reduces costs.

  • A Retrospective Members Only Content
    John D. Cologna, C.P.M., A.P.P., May, Vol. 8, No. 5, p. 2.

    Our accomplishments are like the bricks in an edifice-each brick supports the future.

  • And the Winner Is... Members Only Content
    Ken Reinstein, June, Vol. 8, No. 6, p. 40.

    Credited with helping prepare the purchasing profession for the next century, R. Jerry Baker, C.P.M., becomes the 67th recipient of the J. Shipman Gold Medal Award.

  • Around the World (of Purchasing) in 33 Hours Members Only Content
    Ken Reinstein, July, Vol. 8, No. 7, p. 48.

    This November, purchasing professionals have numerous opportunities to learn about international sourcing and technology.

  • Capitalizing on Opportunity Members Only Content
    Bethany Heinrich, C.P.M., Bonny L. Hinkle, CPPB and Zev Shandalov, July, Vol. 8, No. 7, p. 50.

    NAPM's annual conference offered four days of workshops and professional-development opportunities.

  • Count On Us Members Only Content
    Mark Nageotte, June, Vol. 8, No. 6, p. 19.

    Count up NAPM's staff years amd you'll discover 349 years of dedicated service to membership.

  • Expanding Our Capabilities Members Only Content
    Robert A. Kemp, Ph.D., C.P.M., July, Vol. 8, No. 7, p. 56.

    As purchasing and supply management professionals, we are under great pressure to do better. In my May column, I wrote about how NAPM adds value to your work and life. Now, I want to urge each of you to become involved in self development beyond our professional organization.

  • Getting to Higher Ground Members Only Content
    R. Jerry Baker, C.P.M., March, Vol. 8, No. 3, p. 56.

    Today's ethical challenges call for an even sharper determination for right and wrong. Let's start with the basic premise that most purchasers and supply managers are ethical. If that's the case -- and I most certainly believe it is -- then we have to wonder why the subject of ethics is such a challenge. The fact is, ethics is so complex an issue (and let's face it, a great human dilemma) that there are no easy answers to the many questions it raises.

  • Have a Capitol Time! Members Only Content
    Valerie Gryniewicz, March, Vol. 8, No. 3, p. 22.

    A smorgasbord of educational opportunity awaits those heading to Washington, D.C. in May for NAPM's 82nd annual conference.

  • It's a Journey, Not a Destination Members Only Content
    Robert A. Kemp, Ph.D., C.P.M., August, Vol. 8, No. 8, p. 2.

    Success is a series of professional and educational objectives.

  • Looking Ahead Members Only Content
    Robert A. Kemp, Ph.D., C.P.M., March, Vol. 8, No. 3, p. 2.

    "Looking ahead" is a phrase that holds tremendous significance for all of us in NAPM and the purchasing and supply management profession. Professionally and organizationally, we face huge challenges. As incoming NAPM president, I want to talk with my team of more than 41,000 professionals to lay out our challenges for the coming years. I say team because no one person can change NAPM. It takes all of us, and it takes all of us pulling together -- all 41,000-plus members, affiliate presidents, DNAs, other officers, committees, groups and forums, and staff.

  • NAPM's 1995-96 Annual Report
    Carolyn Pye, February, Vol. 8, No. 2, p. .

    This article is not available online.

  • NAPM's Best Is Yet to Come Members Only Content
    Robert A. Kemp, Ph.D., C.P.M., June, Vol. 8, No. 6, p. 2.

    Over the years, NAPM has produced a multitude of products and services designed to guide purchasing and supply management professionals in their careers. From books and videos to satellite seminars and annual conferences, NAPM continues its tradition of providing timely information to the professional. As a professional organization, we have accomplished much, but the best is yet to come.

  • Orchestrating Your Suppliers Members Only Content
    R. Jerry Baker, C.P.M., May, Vol. 8, No. 5, p. 64.

    Purchasers have a counterpart - suppliers, which will always require some form of management.

  • Our Pledge Members Only Content
    Paul Novak, C.P.M., A.P.P., September, Vol. 8, No. 9, p. 2.

    Today's work environment demands that each of us continue to upgrade our skills to a degree never before seen. NAPM is here to assist the purchasing professional in this most important task. The ways in which we deliver this education demands that we here at NAPM learn new and exciting information concerning distance education, adult education, and computer-aided education.

  • Plugged into Reality Members Only Content
    R. Jerry Baker, C.P.M., January, Vol. 8, No. 1, p. 56.

    Technology has become one of the primary ways we can add value to our professional lives.

  • Preparing for the Future Members Only Content
    R. Jerry Baker, C.P.M., February, Vol. 8, No. 2, p. 64.

    These trends have powerful implications for all purchasers and supply managers.

  • Professionally Speaking - Embracing Diversity Members Only Content
    Paul Novak, C.P.M., A.P.P., November, Vol. 8, No. 11, p. 2.

    "Commitment" lies at the heart of NAPM's drive for diversity.

  • Profit Measures, Not Margins
    R. Jerry Baker, C.P.M., April, Vol. 8, No. 4, p. 56.

    This article is not available online.

  • Purchaser Smith Goes to Washington Members Only Content
    February, Vol. 8, No. 2, p. 23.

    How do your fellow purchasing professionals augment their careers with the annual conference?

  • Strategic Growth for NAPM Members Only Content
    Robert A. Kemp, Ph.D. C.P.M., December, Vol. 8, No. 12, p. 2.

    This new goal puts real meaning and challenge in the NAPM vision and mission statements.

  • The Work Continues... Members Only Content
    R. Jerry Baker, C.P.M., July, Vol. 8, No. 7, p. 2.

    Together, we've been building a bridge to the future.

  • Think Globally, Be Geocentric Members Only Content
    Robert A. Kemp, Ph.D., C.P.M., October, Vol. 8, No. 10, p. 2.

    Today, as purchasers, we must create and manage global, world-class supply systems based on ethical principles that use fewer resources. Our responsibilities are to search for, identify, and develop methods that improve our performance in three critically important areas: our people, our processes, and our suppliers. To be successful, we must combine the latest and most advanced purchasing techniques with a global, geocentric attitude. A geocentric attitude means we recognize the value of human resources without regard to culture or nationality. People - host-country nationals, third-country nationals, or home-country nationals - are valued for their ability to contribute to the organization. Similarly, the geocentric supply manager must recognize the value of material resources from around the world without regard to point of origin. Our vision as professionals must be geocentric!

  • To Employers of NAPM Members Members Only Content
    John D. Cologna, C.P.M., A.P.P., February, Vol. 8, No. 2, p. 2.

    Supporting your employees' membership in NAPM affects your company's bottomline.

  • Understanding NAPM's Governance
    John D. Cologna, C.P.M., A.P.P., January, Vol. 8, No. 1, p. 2.

    This article is not available online.

  • Value-Added Activity — Work and Life Members Only Content
    Robert A. Kemp, Ph.D., C.P.M., April, Vol. 8, No. 4, p. 2.

    Everywhere we turn these days we hear or read about the concept of "adding value." We should stop activities that do not add value to our work and life. Similarly, as professionals, we know that we must become increasingly better in our chosen career fields, or we become obsolete. I want to offer you a bold way to enhance your professionalism as a purchaser or supply manager and also add value to your work and life.