Vol. 18, No. 9
Protect Data Bit By Bit
Threats to corporate databases can come from a number of external or internal sources, and such security breaches can do long-term harm to your supply chain operations.
Soft Skills For Global Managers
If you supervise people in other countries, your ability to communicate and to adapt to the native culture will be the keys to your success.
Heather R. Keller, Ph.D.
A Standout Training Operation
Supply Management Professional Profile
International Paper’s sourcing organization features an innovative training program that exposes new management associates to many key roles within that group.
Avoid The "Red Zone"
Editor's Page: Supply Management Buzz
Getting to this position is great if you are the quarterback of a football team, but for
a high-level executive, it could damage your career.
Take On Transformation
Executive Access To The CEO
Being a leader of change management does have its risks, but those who successfully do it will be more in demand than ever, and will reap the rewards.
Paul Novak, C.P.M., A.P.P.
Global Sourcing Consultants
Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
As you expand your operations internationally, it may be prudent to hire a third-party expert to achieve maximum efficiency.
The Collaborative Journey
Tapping Into ... Supplier Relationships — Management
Walking up and down your supply chain to get a hands-on understanding of how it works will add sustainable value to all supplier relationships.
Ronald D. Schnur
Trace An Outbreak's Source
Tech-Know: Tech Issues for the Decisionmaking Supply Manager
For the food and beverage industry, software is needed to quickly track down the origin of a problem in the supply chain.
Supplier Indemnity Agreements
Legal Briefs: Supply Management's Legal Issues
Work with reputable and financially sound suppliers to avoid intellectual property infringement through indemnity clauses tailored for your needs.
Jeffrey G. Sheldon
Supplier Diversity Goes Global
Ex Propriis: Contemplation And Thoughts — (Translated from Latin) "Of One's Own Resources"
The key to cultivating diverse or minority suppliers on a worldwide scale may lie in your ability to define "diversity" and communicate its meaning and value across cultures.
The Market Basket Approach
CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
When it comes to MRO pricing, this method can be an effective way to ensure you are not paying more for products than your competitor.
D. Steven Wade
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