Vol. 17, No. 9
Supply Management: Professional Profile
Mergers and acquisitions activities can add a great deal of complexity to the supply management function. However, at Oracle Corporation, the procurement integration process is nearly seamless.
Mitigate Risk, Sustain Supply
By examining supply chain interdependencies and identifying areas with potential high-risk exposure, companies can formulate global risk mitigation strategies.
Global Sourcing on the Rise
New research shows that integrated global supply operations will be the norm in coming years, if firms can coordinate data, personnel and strategies.
Roberta J. Duffy
You Don't Call, You Don't Write
Editor's Page: Supply Management Buzz
Editors everywhere appreciate hearing from readers regardless of whether the feedback is positive or not so positive
Executive Access to the CEO
It is important to distinguish between what supplier relationship management means and what it doesn't mean.
Paul Novak, C.P.M., A.P.P.
Just for Fun
Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
Making work more fun is good for business, so why not help make your own workplace more enjoyable?
Mark S. Miller C.P.M., CIRM
The Graying Supply Chain
Tapping Into ... Knowledge Management Leveraging Relationships
Many companies see the maturing workforce not as a human-resource issue but as an operational issue that can leave them exposed to significant business risk.
Beyond Lean, Tech Rules
Tech-Know: Tech Issues for the Decisionmaking Supply Manager
Leveraging technology, the key to profits and growth, will take you five steps ahead of your competition.
Patricia E. Moody, CMC
Quality in the Crossfire
Legal Briefs: Supply Management's Legal Issues
Contracts use standards to define acceptance criteria and warranties to provide post-acceptance remedies. But warranties may not mean what you think they do! Make sure your contracts properly address post-acceptance performance issues.
Richard Pennington, C.P.M., J.D., LL.M.
Work the Process
Ex Propriis: Contemplation and Thoughts (Translated from Latin) "Of One's Own Resources"
How would you help a top employee get promoted when your organization's policy says that person is not qualified enough on paper to advance to the next level?
Thoughts From the Far East
CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
Supply management professionals convene for the CAPS Research annual executive events in Japan and Asia.
Roberta J. Duffy
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