1998 Purchasing Today Article Index
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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 spreadsheet can help analyze the cost savings available from procurement cards.
If you're working with foreign suppliers, know how their currency relates to yours.
Ideally, a supplier's performance will improve over time; are you taking advantage?
Calculating properly will show how much life and value is left in your equipment.
Look to the historical cost of raw materials to determine price increase validity.
Use a value rating to measure supplier performance, communicate expectations, and increase service levels.