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Article Index - Results

1998 Purchasing Today Article Index
Term selected: General Strategies

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.

  • Accounting for the Cash Members Only Content
    Roberta J. Duffy, August, Vol. 9, No. 8, p. 37.

    By definition, finance and purchasing departments have a working relationship; see how some organizations are optimizing it.

  • Benchmarking Put to Work Members Only Content
    Ian Hall and Betty Koller, March, Vol. 9, No. 3, p. 48.

    Find out how a defense applied contractor CAPS' industry benchmarks to improve its purchasing function.

  • Capitalizing on Conditions that Create Influence Members Only Content
    Larry Smeltzer, Ph.D., C.P.M., January, Vol. 9, No. 1, p. 6. (Exam Alert: )

    Whether or not conditions exist for your department to influence strategic planning, there are initiatives to take upon yourself.

  • Choosing a Commodity Consultant Members Only Content
    Ray E. Biddle, November, Vol. 9, No. 11, p. 8.

    List your "wants" and "needs" to select the best commodity segmentation consultant.

  • Gauging Your Organization's Environment Members Only Content
    William H. Seeger, C.P.M., January, Vol. 9, No. 1, p. 4.

    Do favorable conditions exist for your purchasing department to influence strategic planning?

  • Making Market Analysis Strategic Members Only Content
    Randy Harrison, C.P.M., A.P.P. and Grant Hunter, August, Vol. 9, No. 8, p. 8.

    Need to bulk up your organization's negotiating strength? Try strategic market analysis.

  • Making the Move to Strategic Procurement Members Only Content
    George G. Bordon, March, Vol. 9, No. 3, p. 10.

    Develop the strategic thinking skills of your staff to change your department's focus.

  • Open To Buy: Managing Cash and Inventories Members Only Content
    Rene A. Yates, C.P.M., A.P.P., July, Vol. 9, No. 7, p. 42. (Exam Alert: )

    Open to buy deals with the authority to expend dollars, commitment to a specific category or program, and management of inventory.

  • Pat Purchaser, Private Investigator Members Only Content
    William L. Heaton, Jr., January, Vol. 9, No. 1, p. 46. (Exam Alert: )

    Get out your magnifying glass and follow the clues to reducing costs in your organization.

  • Protecting Your Intellectual Property Members Only Content
    Marilyn Lester, November, Vol. 9, No. 11, p. 47. (Exam Alert: )

    The rise in global sourcing and the availability of data on the information superhighway means purchasing professionals have to be more cautious in safeguarding proprietary information.

  • Purchasing Chemicals: Globalization, Administration and Prognostication Members Only Content
    Bob Mehr, November, Vol. 9, No. 11, p. 22.

    An overview of trends in the chemical industry reveals positive and strategic opportunities for chemical purchasers.

  • Purchasing and Strategic Planning: The Link Members Only Content
    John Stephens and D. Larry Moore, January, Vol. 9, No. 1, p. 38. (Exam Alert: )

    Read one purchaser's philosophy on strategic planning and discover what the former president and COO of Honeywell says about fitting into an organization's strategic plan.

  • The Changing Role of Distributors Members Only Content
    Carolyn Pye, May, Vol. 9, No. 5, p. 63.

    Distributors see the internet as a useful tool – not a threat to their jobs.

  • The Financial Performance Checklist Members Only Content
    Timothy Laseter, Stephen G. Welch and John Cologna, C.P.M., A.P.P., August, Vol. 9, No. 8, p. 4.

    What strategies can you use to positively impact your organization's financial performance?

  • The Goods Are At the Supplier's: Do You Feel Lucky? Members Only Content
    J.A. (Andy) Watkins, Jr., J.D., November, Vol. 9, No. 11, p. 40. (Exam Alert: )

    Pre-planning can help organizations deal with goods and property loss issues with their suppliers.

  • The Office Products Industry: Change, Consolidation, and Cooperation Members Only Content
    Bob Mehr, August, Vol. 9, No. 8, p. 43.

    Purchasing and supply professionals need to understand the changing landscape of the office products industry.

  • When the Cup Does Not Runneth Over Members Only Content
    Jean Keyes, July, Vol. 9, No. 7, p. 12. (Exam Alert: )

    If your organization is starting up or strapped for cash, implement these strategies to increase your liquidity.