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Vol. 1, No. 1
January/February 2008

Career ROI

  • Climbing the Career Ladder Members Only Content

    10 Networking Strategies to Advance Your Supply Management Career
    With organizations across the globe placing more and more value on supply management, now is an ideal time to consider a career upgrade. This 10-step networking strategy begins with networking and culminates in success.
    Roni Henderson

Sustainability & Social Responsibility

  • General Motors Powers Its Plant, Community With a Second Solar Panel Installation Members Only Content

    GM Powers Up With Solar Energy
    With its second rooftop solar panel installation project atop two plants, General Motors Corporation is furthering its efforts to cut energy use 20 percent by 2010. Each year, these two projects will generate enough extra energy to power 500 homes and replace 675 tons of coal.
    RaeAnn Slaybaugh

  • Global Views on Waste Reduction Members Only Content

    International Survey Highlights Differences in Executives' Environmental Priorities
    A recent survey shows 80 percent of international executives consider waste reduction a top priority. In coming years, researchers anticipate the reduction of CO2 emissions and use of renewable energy sources will both gain momentum. Learn more about the influences driving these current and future initiatives, and see how the attitudes surrounding them differ across the globe.
    RaeAnn Slaybaugh

CPSM® Update

  • Supply Management Professionals Share Their Biggest Career Challenges Members Only Content

    This Month: The Struggle for Professional Respect
    A handful of experienced supply management professionals share their struggles in achieving the level of respect afforded to their peers in other departments — plus, their strategies for getting senior executives to recognize and reward their contributions.


In Retrospect

  • P-Cards Remain an Underused Spend Management Tool Members Only Content

    P-Cards Remain an Underused Spend Management Tool
    Research shows organizations place an average of just 8 percent of their direct spend on p-cards, even though best-in-class programs nearly double that amount at 22 percent. Something does not compute.
    RaeAnn Slaybaugh

  • Most Manufacturers Fear Shortfall of Growth Goals Members Only Content

    New research shows less than 40 percent of U.S. manufacturing executives are very confident they can increase revenue enough to maintain or improve their position in the global marketplace over the next three years with their current resources. Their biggest trouble spots: product innovation, operational excellence, and customer growth and retention.
    RaeAnn Slaybaugh

Research & Surveys

  • Low-Cost-Country Sourcing

    Is Latin America the Next Big Thing?
    Maturing labor and supply markets. Rising costs of delivered goods. Increased supply chain risks. Growing awareness of environmental impact. All these factors herald Latin America's rising popularity as a low-cost-country sourcing alternative to Asia.
    RaeAnn Slaybaugh

  • 6 Solutions for a More Creditor-Friendly Web Site

    A few simple modifications to your Web site's design and content can make a big difference in accommodating suppliers' creditors. To make sure they have all the information they need at their fingertips, consider these six strategies.
    Scott Tillesen MBA, CICP, CCE

  • Fashion Forward

    The Impact of Fast Fashion on Modern Retailing
    The phenomenon knows as "fast fashion" provokes customers to buy now or forever hold their peace. It also requires supply managers to act fast™and smart™in getting merchandise from point A to point B. Some experts say the simplest solution to juggling all the factors involved lies in merchandising life-cycle management, or MLM.
    Sue Welch

  • When Are Negotiations Win-Win — and When Are They Not? Members Only Content

    A major opportunity in win-win negotiations is moving the negotiation process toward collaboration. This helps create options that enable both parties to achieve (or exceed) their goals.
    Michael A. McGinnis, DBA, C.P.M., A.P.P.

  • Spotlight on Brazil and Mexico Members Only Content

    Doing Business in Latin America: Spotlight on Brazil and Mexico
    Before you start building relationships with Latin American suppliers — or maximizing your existing ones — it is crucial to understand how business is done in these countries. In this edition, we spotlight Brazil and Mexico: what to wear, what to say and even how to eat.
    RaeAnn Slaybaugh

  • Editorial Corner Members Only Content

    No matter how we resist, we all end up with a few useless items at our desks. eSide Supply Management, however, is something at your desk worth keeping.


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