Table of Contents
Vol. 18, No. 6
A Celebration Of Innovation And Leadership
Special Section: Annual Awards Issue
Our special section honors noteworthy achievements within the profession ... and some bright students who may be tomorrow's stars.
The Ultimate Professional
This year's winner of the J. Shipman Gold Medal Award has made enormous contributions to supply management.
A Fresh Approach For Monitoring Procurement
Alltel's Workflow Management Tool helps its procurement group monitor the buying pulse of the company.
An Ambitious Training Program
With its step-change program, new university recruits entering BP's Refining & Marketing procurement organization are able to achieve 24 months of experience in one year.
Using Consultants Effectively
Johnson & Johnson took several proactive steps to manage consulting spend.
2007 Scholarship Recipients
Six exceptional students garner the nation's most recognized supply management scholarship.
ISM's Signature Business Report
The monthly ISM Report On Business® requires intricate teamwork and timing, as well as strict confidentiality.
A Look Past ... And A Look Ahead
Executive Access to the CEO
Supply managers' responsibilities seem to be evolving at an ever-quickening pace. The big question is: What's next?
Paul Novak, C.P.M., A.P.P.
Communicate Risk Effectively
Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
You should take the lead in convincing your CEO and board why supply chain resiliency must be a priority.
Michael T. Dan
Diversity In Globalization
Tapping Into ... Diversity — Global Opportunities
Supply management professionals must address globalized projects with the same inclusionary zeal that they have demonstrated in the United States.
The IM Dilemma
Tech-Know: Tech Issues for the Decisionmaking Supply Manager
Despite the casual feel of instant messaging, it can pose complex social and technical issues for organizations.
When Your Supplier Is Bought Out
Ex Propriis: Contemplation And Thoughts — (Translated from Latin) "Of One's Own Resources"
When a competitor buys your supplier, what can you do to make sure the relationship still benefits the needs of your own organization?
Robert J. Hairston, C.P.M.
Manage Your Suppliers
Legal Briefs: Supply Management's Legal Issues
These strategies will help you maximize the value of ERP projects through contracting and supplier management best practices.
William Peters and Andrew Dolak
Executive Roundtable Recap
CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
Supplier relationships, designing optimum supply networks, managing talent and one comprehensive look at supply management in the decade ahead — these were the hot topics among CPOs at the most recent CAPS Research Executive Roundtable.
Roberta J. Duffy
ISM Report On Business®
Economic Growth To Continue In 2007
Semiannual Forecast: Spring 2007
Economic growth in the United States is sustainable throughout the remainder of 2007, say the nation's purchasing and supply executives in their Spring 2007 Semiannual Economic Forecast. Expectations for the remainder of 2007 are encouraging in both the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors.