Vol. 17, No. 8
Do You Measure Up?
Knowing how your suppliers rate your supply management department can help identify problem areas and improve processes.
and Robert M. Monczka, Ph.D., C.P.M.
Got an NDA?
In today’s marketplace where global partnerships abound, non-disclosure agreements are an important component of the arsenal for protecting intellectual property.
Patrick J. Whalen
Supply As A Financial Driver
Supply management teams that work in tandem with their company’s finance departments have an incalculable strategic advantage.
Slicing Through Conflict
With its unique approach, this company was able to influence the behavior of other supply chain partners to mitigate conflicts and create a unified vision.
James P. Walsh, MBA, C.P.M.
and Lifang Wu, Ph.D.
The Stress Factor
Recognize and plan how to address and mitigate stress-related risk factors to health and job performance.
Executive Access to the Chair
The Outsourcing of sourcing: Consider outsourcing spend categories
that are not core to your business.
Ian J. Crawford
Out in Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
Don’t overlook the importance of education and working closely with frontline operations in achieving supply management goals.
Spark the Competitive Fire
Tapping Into... Outsourcing — Crucial Considerations
Businesses face competition in many arenas, including innovation, customer loyalty, suppliers, market share, speed to market, price and quality. Recognizing and abiding by the three cornerstones of competition will enable your company to succeed in all of these crucial facets.
Tech-Know: Tech Issues for the Decisionmaking Supply Manager
If not properly managed, the flexibility Wi-Fi offers roaming employees could expose a weak spot in company security. Learn what factors to consider when purchasing new subscription plans, setting up company policy and investing in equipment on behalf of your organization.
Securing Suppliers’ Performance
Legal Briefs: Supply Management's Legal Issues
Learn about various contractual and non-contractual provisions and instruments commonly used to secure suppliers’ performance of contract obligations.
Richard W. Pearse, J.D., MA
No Longer the Biggest Fish
Ex Propriis: Contemplation and Thoughts — (Translated from Latin) "Of One's Own Resources"
There's a new whale in the pond where your organization's spend was king of the minnows. How do you handle sharing the waters?
Worthy of Note
CAPS: Supply Management's Leading-Edge Research
Learn more about the multiple facets of the computer supply chain and desktop versus notebook industry models.
Roberta J. Duffy
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