Journal of Supply Chain Management

Article Index - Results


A valuable reference tool, the Article Index is a comprehensive list of articles that have appeared in the Journal of Supply Chain Management (formerly International Journal of Purchasing and Materials Management, Journal of Purchasing & Materials Management and Journal of Purchasing). Articles are organized by subject for easy locating and study.

Journal Article Index
Term selected: Government Purchasing

  • An Investigation of Purchases by American Businesses and Governments, Vol. 28, No. 4 (Fall 1992), p. 39.

    This article is not available online.
  • Another Look at Large-Scale Intergovernmental Cooperative Purchasing, Vol. 8, No. 1 (Winter 1972), p. 34.

    This article is not available online.
  • "Commercial Buying Practices in the Department of Defense: Barriers and Benefits" Members Only Content, Vol. 30, No. 1 (Winter 1994), p. 41.

    This article compares the results of three research initiatives to identify obstacles that commercial firms in the electronics, space launch, and aircraft industries face in doing business with the defense department. It also assesses the benefits of using commercial buying practices. The research supports previous research findings that some obstacles, such as payment and specification problems, appear to be universal problems for firms dealing with government customers. However, just as the electronics, space launch, and aircraft industries have different industry characteristics, there are also unique defense procurement problems that restrict commercial firms in the industries from selling to the Department of Defense. The research suggests that while DoD should examine its overall contracting process and requirements to make it easier for commercial firms to accept and perform government contracts, it must also focus on industry unique obstacles to gain the greatest benefit.
  • Competitive Advocacy and Spare Parts, Vol. 20, No. 4 (Winter 1984), p. 22.

    This article is not available online.
  • Conservation of Energy in Public Procurement, Vol. 14, No. 1 (Spring 1978), p. 21.

    This article is not available online.
  • Experimentation in Government Procurement: The Award-Fee Concept, Vol. 4, No. 1 (Winter 1968), p. 14.

    This article is not available online.
  • Government and Business Purchasing: How Similar Are They?, Vol. 19, No. 4 (Winter 1983), p. 7.

    This article is not available online.
  • Government Procurement Policies: An Invisible Barrier to U.S. Exports, Vol. 16, No. 3 (Fall 1980), p. 28.

    This article is not available online.
  • IGCP: The Wave of the Future?, Vol. 8, No. 3 (Summer 1972), p. 34.

    This article is not available online.
  • Intergovernmental Cooperative Purchasing, Vol. 12, No. 1 (Spring 1976), p. 29.

    This article is not available online.
  • "Measuring Contractors' Performance" Members Only Content, Vol. 35, No. 2 (Spring 1999), p. 18.

    Government contractors now provide citizens services once provided directly by federal, state, and local governments. The number and value of contractual actions and their importance continue to grow, representing an increasingly larger share of governmental services. It is now vital that contractors be selected that will perform contractual requirements without fail so that essential services are not disrupted.
  • Measuring Purchasing Performance in the Defense Supply Agency, Vol. 5, No. 4 (Fall 1969), p. 53.

    This article is not available online.
  • Problems in Procurement by Defense Contractors, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Spring 1965), p. 5.

    This article is not available online.
  • Project 60: Consolidation of Management Functions in Government Contract Administration, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Winter 1966), p. 64.

    This article is not available online.
  • "Purchasing Efficiency and Staffing Benchmarks: A County Government Study" Members Only Content, Vol. 31, No. 1 (Winter 1995), p. 30.

    This article discusses the unique challenges of purchasing performance measurement, with an emphasis on the public sector. The impact of centralization and consolidation on purchasing efficiency is explored. Purchasing benchmarks for large U.S. counties are developed in the areas of mean staff size, mean population per buyer, average annual dollar volume committed per professional staff member, and cost per dollar obligated. A relationship between adequate staffing and cost-efficient performance is observed.
  • Regional Purchasing: A Study in Governmental Cooperative Buying, Vol. 5, No. 4 (Fall 1969), p. 13.

    This article is not available online.
  • The Challenge to Municipal Purchasing, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Winter 1967), p. 52.

    This article is not available online.
  • The Defense Department's Use of Discounting in the Procurement of Equipment by the Life Cycle Costing Concept, Vol. 7, No. 3 (Summer 1971), p. 41.

    This article is not available online.
  • The Federal Government as a Buyer, Vol. 1, No. 3 (Fall 1965), p. 14.

    This article is not available online.
  • The Lead and Zinc Stockpile Purchase Program, Vol. 3, No. 2 (Spring 1967), p. 32.

    This article is not available online.
  • The Role of Purchasing in Inventory Management Within Government Contracting, Vol. 5, No. 2 (Spring 1969), p. 43.

    This article is not available online.
  • The Work of a Public Buying Committee, Vol. 3, No. 3 (Summer 1967), p. 52.

    This article is not available online.