Vol. 18, No. 11
A Hands-on Approach to Social Responsibility
Today, supply executives are taking the lead in implementing effective practices around the world.
Make Mergers Work For You
An acquisition presents an ideal opportunity to formally assess performance, and develop a plan to take the supply management function to the next level.
Cultivate Supplier Relationships
In today's competitive environment, developing strategic alliances with key partners is more important than ever.
Robert J. Engel
A Millennial Surprise
Editor's Page: Supply Management Buzz
Today's newest generation of employees hitting the marketplace may be more socially oriented than many people thought.
A Promising Talent Pipeline
Executive Access To The Chair
Today's teenagers entering college possess surprising maturity, and their attitude and dedication will help them become excellent employees one day.
Lisa Martin, C.P.M.
Perspectives On Leadership
Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
In the 21st century, the skills needed by executives to run large organizations are quite different from those considered ideal even a generation ago.
Boost Your Cash Flow
Tapping Into ... Financial Supply Chain — Merging Business Models
By sharing logistical data with the financial arm of the supply chain, organizations can cut costs and achieve greater efficiencies in the movement of physical goods.
Robert J. "Bob" Bernabucci
Data's End Game: Risk Prevention
Tech-Know: Tech Issues for the Decisionmaking Supply Manager
Breach prevention is a necessary prescription for organizations seeking to eliminate old data and keep it from falling into the wrong hands.
Letters Of Intent That Work
Legal Briefs: Supply Management's Legal Issues
Developing one of these documents can be boiled down to one basic rule: Simply let your "yes" mean "yes," and your "no" mean "no."
Allen L. Anderson
An Invitation Too Good To Turn Down
Ex Propriis: Contemplation And Thoughts — (Translated from Latin) "Of One's Own Resources"
Hitching a ride on your supplier's jet to their all-expenses-paid conference sounds glamorous, but what might this rock-star treatment really "cost" you, ethically speaking?
Ernest G. Gabbard, C.P.M.
A New Study On E-Procurement
CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
It's a given that electronic business tools and technologies continue to evolve as the supply management function itself becomes more sophisticated.
D. Steven Wade
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