Vol. 18, No. 2
The Market-Driven Supply Chain
"The forces of the market are just that: They are forces; they are like the wind and the tides; you ignore them at your peril. Find a way of ordering your life that is compatible with these forces, indeed which harnesses these forces to [your] benefit."
— Arnold "Al" Harberger, professor emeritus, University of Chicago, speaking in Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy, a PBS series
Mark L. Seaver
India & the Extended IT Enterprise
The shift toward more strategic, higher-value IT offshoring is a significant next step in the evolution of the relationship between multinationals and their suppliers.
Arming Executive Warriors
Although "waging war" in corporate America is a common practice, how you do battle separates winners from losers.
Open the Door to Opportunities
Executive Access to the Chair
Volunteering for ISM offers the chance to focus on professional development that could open the doorway to new and exciting career advancement.
Lisa Martin, C.P.M.
Cannibals With Forks
Out in Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
In today’s global marketplace, there's a case for a new kind of sustainability — the "triple bottom line."
Negotiation Checklist (Part 2)
Tapping Into ... Negotiations — More Than Facts and Figures
With the right preparation, negotiators can mitigate the negative and leverage the positive for effective negotiation outcomes.
The Technology Trifecta
Tech-Know: Tech Issues for the Decisionmaking Supply Manager
New technology initiatives bring about momentous change for the supply management industry — and aid the profession in its fight to contribute to the bottomline.
Legal Briefs: Supply Management's Legal Issues
When the U.S. Supreme Court hands down its decision in a key antitrust case, it could also further define legitimate competition.
Anthony A. Dean
Overcoming Supplier Secrecy
Ex Propriis: Contemplation and Thoughts — (Translated from Latin) "Of One's Own Resources"
Patience and persistence may be the keys that you need in order to crack the code of secrecy when you’re dealing with some overseas suppliers.
Timothy R. Fiore
Tightening the Screws
CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
In addition to any supplier- or customer-facing initiatives that bring value to a firm, operational processes are always ripe for analysis and improvement.
Roberta J. Duffy
ISM Report On Business®
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