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.
The breakeven point allows supply managers and suppliers to formulate exact cost savings and profitability.
Credit discounts are one often overlooked opportunity for purchasers to realize a cost savings.
One small portion of evaluating a job offer is the salary and compensation. Hone in on each factor to determine the true value of the offer.
Developing and implementing a global value equation can be a daunting task. Where do you begin? Learn how to determine and weigh the factors, involve the right people, and analyze the results.
A step-by-step evaluation process, using key performance indicators, can help purchasing manage supplier relations and make better sourcing decisions.
Many negotiations are cost-based, rather than price being haggled, and they are built upward using various cost components.
Optimizing full capacity can help reduce costs, but to take it one step further, purchasers can investigate the economy of scale of various suppliers.
Various forecasting methods are used by supply managers to provide an early warning of events or environments that might impact the supply chain.
Implementing forecasts helps supply managers enhance their organization's competitive position.
As organizations examine every nook and cranny for cost savings, one of the most valuable resources can be the clock on the wall.
The Eichleay formula can help you calculate the true cost of falling behind schedule on a services contract.
Using a strategic profit model, purchasing can uncover the many layers of opportunity to have a financial impact upon the organization.