Journal of Purchasing & Materials Management

Articles from Vol. 25, No. 2, Summer

A Comparison of Blanket and Systems Contracts
A Comparison of Blanket and Systems Contracts Blanket and systems contracts are commonly used to procure repetitively needed materials and supplies. The author reports the results of a study in which the structural and performance features of these...
Developing a Procurement Training Program
Developing A Procurement Training Program The changes that have occurred in procurement operations in recent years require that procurement personnel update existing skills and develop new perspectives and abilities if they are to contribute effectively...
Freight and Inventory Cost Trade-Offs in Purchasing
FREIGHT AND INVENTORY COST TRADE-OFFS IN PURCHASING Purchasing decisions impact both transportation and inventory costs. Purchasing and materials management practitioners traditionally have considered the impact of their decisions on inventory costs....
Purchasing and Product Liability
Purchasing and Product Liability Product liability is the responsibility of a manufacturer or seller for injury caused by a product. Both industrial and consumer goods organizations can "purchase liability" and increase organizational vulnerability...
Single Sourcing: Short-Term Savings versus Long-Term Problems
Single Sourcing: Short-Term Savings Versus Long-Term Problems Single sourcing, the purposeful process of selecting and using one source of supply, has gained widespread acceptance in U.S industry. The practice is based on a cooperative relationship...
The Buyer-Supplier Relationship in Total Quality Management
The Buyer-Supplier Relationship in Total Quality Management This article reports on the main barriers that hinder the development of an effective buyer-supplier relationship in quality management. The findings are based on questionnaire data obtained...
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