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1999 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.

  • But What If Demand Is Not Consistent? Members Only Content
    Erv Lewis, C.P.M., July, Vol. 10, No. 7, p. 16.

    In order to allow for sufficient inventory, develop a plan that provides needed service levels when demand varies.

  • But What If It Still Doesn't? Members Only Content
    Erv Lewis, C.P.M., June, Vol. 10, No. 6, p. 16.

    Purchasers must disregard assumptions in order to optimize independent demand inventories.

  • But What if It Doesn't? Members Only Content
    Erv Lewis, C.P.M., May, Vol. 10, No. 5, p. 16.

    Make calculation adjustments when assumptions don't hold true.

  • Carry On! Members Only Content
    H. Ervin Lewis, C.P.M., February, Vol. 10, No. 2, p. 14. (Exam Alert: )

    Identify and include six key elements when figuring inventory carrying costs

  • Detect the Defective Process Members Only Content
    Larry Weinstein, Ph.D., September, Vol. 10, No. 9, p. 14. (Exam Alert: )

    Jill Smith, C.P.M., the purchasing manager for Triangle Precision, had received numerous reports from the manufacturing department regarding problems with the quality of a certain part provided by three of her organization's suppliers. The overall length of that part, in particular, was critical and had to meet the specification of 20 mm +/- 0.025 mm. To determine which supplier was responsible for the problem, Smith decided to use process capability analysis to assess the suppliers' quality systems.

  • E-Commerce Savings Members Only Content
    Torrey Byles, January, Vol. 10, No. 1, p. 12.

    The costs of implementing e-commerce systems may pale in comparison to potential savings.

  • Fuel Hedging: Taking Advantage of Opportunities Members Only Content
    Jonathan R. Leak, March, Vol. 10, No. 3, p. 14.

    Petroleum purchasers often look to hedging programs to manage volatile fluctuations in fuel prices.

  • Getting to the "Best Price" Members Only Content
    Michael L. Quick, C.P.M., April, Vol. 10, No. 4, p. 16.

    When you're faced with price breaks, a simple formula can help you determine the best deal.

  • How Much is Too Much? Members Only Content
    Howard Martin, October, Vol. 10, No. 10, p. 14.

    Balancing acceptable service levels with acceptable inventory costs is made easier with this free spreadsheet.

  • Lose Some Wait Members Only Content
    Michael D. Harding, November, Vol. 10, No. 11, p. 16.

    Leadtime: figure it out, reduce it with suppliers, and reap the savings in total cost.

  • Pay Attention to Labor Rates Members Only Content
    Robi Bendorf, C.P.M., August, Vol. 10, No. 8, p. 14.

    Global sourcing encompases many complicated issues, one of which is varying international labor rates. Know how much the payroll will cost.

  • Utilization Curves Members Only Content
    Tim Laseter and Mitch Quint, December, Vol. 10, No. 12, p. 12. (Exam Alert: )

    If your supplier has the capacity, the increased business you award through consolidation could result in lower costs for you.