Article Index - Results

1999 Purchasing Today Article Index
Term selected: General Management Issues

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 Time to Disconnect Members Only Content
    Nicholas Stachurski, April, Vol. 10, No. 4, p. 14.

    Even with the latest technology, you can create a balance between home and work if you know when to turn it off.

  • Budget in the Right Stuff Members Only Content
    Maureen Donnelly, C.P.M. and Gary Prod, C.P.M., February, Vol. 10, No. 2, p. 12.

    Tie your budget to your organization's strategic plan and you'll be right on the mark.

  • Energy Sourcing Plan: Full Steam Ahead Members Only Content
    Linda Michels, C.P.M., November, Vol. 10, No. 11, p. 51.

    Thanks to deregulation, purchasing and supply professionals can now tackle the energy purchase with the same strategic vigor as other commodities.

  • Face-ing Change Members Only Content
    Roberta J. Duffy, December, Vol. 10, No. 12, p. 32. (Exam Alert: )

    Perhaps with the exception of the calendar year, all the changes you're about to confront as a purchasing and supply professional have their roots in people - suppliers, staff, or peers. The way you handle those relationships may be the biggest factor in how you face change.

  • Getting the Word Out Members Only Content
    Kathleen Rand, November, Vol. 10, No. 11, p. 12.

    Champion the purchasing and supply function to internal business units and you'll beon your way to adding more value.

  • Just a Routine Check-Up Members Only Content
    Wallace E. Young, C.P.M., December, Vol. 10, No. 12, p. 6. (Exam Alert: )

    Know the tools, rules, and ratios to properly assess your supplier's financial health.

  • Know When to Hold 'Em Members Only Content
    Donald S. Skupsky, May, Vol. 10, No. 5, p. 10. (Exam Alert: )

    Organizations face repercussions from keeping as well as destroying records.

  • Making Two Ends Meet Members Only Content
    Jim Nelles, September, Vol. 10, No. 9, p. 10.

    As organizations struggle to remain globally competitive, the pressure to introduce new products and/or services has never been greater. Ironically, at a time when more and more attention has been paid to the introduction and modification of products, the new product failure rate has never been higher. In fact, studies by J. Paul Peter and James H. Donnelly, Jr., authors of A Process to Marketing Management, estimate that the new product failure rate ranges from 33 to 90 percent, depending on the industry. In addition, Robert G. Cooper, Ph.D., and Elko J. Kleinschmidt, Ph.D., faculty members with the Management of Innovation and New Technology Research Centre (MINT), in a 1991 article claimed that nearly one-half of the resources that firms spend on product innovation are spent on commercial failures. Neil Love, certified management consultant and principal for San Jose, California-based LBL Improvement Partners, says studies indicate a 35 to 40 percent new product failure rate in many industries.

  • Talk So They'll Listen Members Only Content
    Bradley J. Holcomb, May, Vol. 10, No. 5, p. 6. (Exam Alert: )

    Know how and what to present to the CEO and senior management.

  • Team Member or Team Hinder? Members Only Content
    Douglas O'Bannon, Ph.D. and Thomas Quirk, Ph.D., November, Vol. 10, No. 11, p. 14. (Exam Alert: )

    Identifying team members that have the potential to initiate counterproductive behavior is essential in creating a cooperative environment.

  • When in Doubt, Humor Us Members Only Content
    John L. Balentine, C.P.M., October, Vol. 10, No. 10, p. 12.

    General Management
    If you lose the power to laugh, you lose the power to think," so said Clarence Darrow, the famous American lawyer. And, Flannery O'Conner, in her book Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose wrote, "Only if we are secure in our beliefs can we see the comical side of the universe." Therefore, in the workplace of today, when is humor valuable to the workplace and when is it not?

  • Why and How You Ought to Audit Members Only Content
    Rick L. Lloyd, C.P.M., CPCM, ASQ CQM, ASQ CQA, May, Vol. 10, No. 5, p. 54.

    Auditing your purchasing processes and performance can be the first step to serious improvements.

  • You Can Lead the Way Members Only Content
    Erv Lewis, C.P.M., March, Vol. 10, No. 3, p. 8.

    The link between leadership and management is clear when you employ five critical factors.

  • You Can See Eye to Eye Members Only Content
    John J. Tracy, Jr., CMC, PCMM, PCMH, March, Vol. 10, No. 3, p. 12. (Exam Alert: )

    Regardless of your organization's structure, the purchasing and logistics function can optimize their relationship.