2000 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.
Supply management professionals from the business services sector can use knowledge of their spend to target areas for sometimes incredible cost savings.
Purchasing and supply management may be unclear as to what role they play on their institutions' clinical pathways teams, but there's evidence that their contribution can be substantial.
Cautious but curious, healthcare supply management professionals are learning to investigate the wide world of e-procurement.
As Web-based technology advances, more public purchasing organizations are venturing into the online world of e-procurement.
The potential is great, but a few factors stand in the way of complete optimization of electronic tools for healthcare purchasing. Find out what the solutions are.
The new tools available to MRO supply managers will help reduce costs, eliminate inventories, extend payment terms, reduce supplier leadtimes, and improve services.
Challenged by multiple locations, unique purchasing situations, and a relatively new role in many of their organizations, purchasing and supply management professionals in business services set measures that show their worth.
Sometimes the lowest-priced supplier isn't the best long-term solution. How can public supply managers get past their real and perceived low-bid requirements?
Public purchasing professionals throughout the country are implementing performance measurements to track their commitments to the department and the public.
In the public sector, supply managers need to know laws and requirements in addition to purchasing strategies. How do departments make sure their staff has these skills?
Value analysis (VA) has become a strategic cost reduction tool for healthcare purchasing and supply professionals in long-term and acute care facilities who use it. But, it's a well-kept secret.