1995 NAPM Insights Article Index
Term selected: Economic Issues
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.
Recognizing the special characteristics of America's five major industries allows purchasers to make wise business decisions.
This author's new economic indicators help purchasing and materials managers keep track of price swings in the changing economy.
In the latest semiannual forecast, purchasers project a slow down in the manufacturing economy with revenue growth of +6.1% in 1995.
The beginning of a new year always seems to inspire forethought, and so in January, predictions and forecasts become the order of the day. NAPM Insights is a case in point: This issue contains our semiannual forecast. But while all of this start-of-the-year concern for the future is well and good (and often fun), the larger question is why limit ourselves to this activity in January alone?
Purchasing executives continue to be optimistic about the outlook for 1995. They forecast nominal growth to reach 8.5%, but expect higher inflation to accompany this growth.
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Not a whiz at forecasting? Here are pointers on predicting what the economy may bring.
Understanding key market conditions puts the purchaser in the driver's seat when negotiating pricing agreements.
This column offers professionals from the purchasing and materials management profession - as well as professionals from other business arenas - an opportunity to share their opinions on a specific topic. As a forum for discussion, this column represents the author's views and does not necessarily represent the opinions of NAPM, unless otherwise noted.