Journal of Purchasing & Materials Management

Articles from Vol. 26, No. 1, Winter

Ethical Practices in Purchasing
Ethical Practices in Purchasing Uncertainty about what constitutes ethical conduct has increased markedly for purchasing people in recent years. This article reports the results of a study that was conducted jointly by Ernst & Whinney and NAPM's...
Fitting Purchasing to the Strategic Firm: Frameworks, Processes, and Values
Fitting Purchasing to the Strategic Firm: Frameworks, Processes, and Values In today's economy, successful firms must be strategically poised to take advantage of constantly changing market opportunities and to defend against competition. Much has been...
Purchasing Strategies for Natural Gas in a Deregulating Market
Purchasing Strategies For Natural Gas In A Deregulating Market The market for natural gas is in the continuing process of deregulation. As this process progresses, it changes the cost effectiveness of various purchasing strategies for large-scale users....
The Myth of the Cooperative Single Source
The Myth of the Cooperative Single Source INTRODUCTION The flood of Japanese goods that engulfed the West in the seventies and early eighties was accompanied by waves of "new" management practices. Many of these novel techniques have since been...
Vendor Profile Analysis
Vendor Profile Analysis The industrial purchasing function is among the most critical activities for ensuring the long-term viability of a firm. An effective purchasing department can substantially help trim a firm's operating costs, thereby enhancing...