1999 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.
You, and the profession, are not going to achieve the recognition you want simply by saving money through better buying.
We spend a great deal of time discussing the fact that purchasing is not as respected as we believe it should be for the contribution it makes to the organization. I write about this subject often. Why? Because it remains the number one topic you bring up to me as I travel around the country.
I write this column as I sit at one of our NAPM summer workshops. These are training sessions aimed at preparing NAPM volunteers to do their volunteer jobs.
World-class cost management is built on simple, fundamental basics.
Be proactive in leading and shaping the future of our profession.
Top management wants to support their organization's supply chain management operations.
Purchasing and supply management is becoming part of a larger process.
You're doing more! Your responsibilities are broader and more complex. Plus, many of your functional responsibilities have become more strategic. Does anyone really know what you do in your professional life? Do they really care?
San Diego is a city that has it all: the sun, the surf, and the sites. Famous for its zoo, 70 miles of beaches, and marine activities, come May it will also host purchasing and supply professionals from around the world. It's a full slate with full sail ahead as NAPM's 84th Annual International Purchasing Conference and Educational Exhibit charts a course for San Diego, California.
San Diego hosts 84th Annual International Purchasing Conference
The profession, through NAPM, has not had a better opportunity than now to catapult to its highest level of acclaim and recognition, but it won't work without your help.
Accomplished author and academic receives J. Shipman medal in San Diego, California.
The question should never be what technology can do for you, but what you can do with technology.
World-class organizations share knowledge from the supply chain.
Strolling along the boardwalk, you pass a seemingly endless array of yachts and sailboats. Your senses are dazzled by the sunlight, exotic flowers, and colorful sights. You're thinking of shopping, sampling seafood, or enjoying the water. Whatever your desire, you'll find it in San Diego.
Purchasing, or more accurately, supply chain management, can and should play a vital role in managing the supply chain process as it pertains to suppliers.
We focus on the day-to-day instead of reaching out to become best in class.