1997 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.
Cross-industry benchmarks can help you determine areas for further research and investigation.
Measures that are important to one individual or organization may not be important to another.
How does it work when a corporate purchasing department "sells" its services to internal and/or external customers?
Work out service-oriented factors in the contract with your suppliers to help add value to your repetitive purchases.
Purchasers share their success stories from single-source relationships
Industry analysts say in the 1990s, globalization and environmental issues are the two main trends shaping the chemical industry.
As organizations move further into strategic sourcing, they select suppliers that know their expectations and fulfill them on a regular basis.
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Three organizations show how they supercharged their purchasing processes on the everyday purchase.
How can you keep small orders from taking over your life? Use technology, outsourcing, and other methods to keep them in their place.
Working with suppliers up front to help them reduce their costs is the most effective way to avoid price increases.
Contract measures help you meet your target goals more effectively. Review your current contracts to see how well you measure.
Did you add value this year? Performing a year-end audit can help you set goals for the coming year.