Vol. 19, No. 1
Conversations That Matter
Today's workforce is composed of four generations who, historically, have been better at misunderstanding each other than working together. But well-organized mentoring programs such as the ones mentioned here can change that.
and Sarah Frauenzimmer
A New Method For Evaluating Outsourcing
Using the spreadsheet-based Decision Support Model can be an effective way to analyze where to place your international bases.
and John M. McKeller
Transforming Supplier Relationships
Supply Management Professional Profile: Rolls-Royce North America
At Rolls-Royce North America, an organizational shift is the driving force behind an innovative new journey to engage its supply chain.
Organize Your Worklife
Editor's Page: Supply Management Buzz
A leading expert on corporate organization offers a few practical suggestions that all of us can follow as we begin a new year.
Private Equity Engages Profession
Executive Access To The Board
Supply management executives are increasingly in demand among private equity firms, as they possess critical capabilities in global sourcing, lean manufacturing and supplier management optimization.
Aaron D. Dent
Supplier Measurement Systems
Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
Supply executives should take the initiative in developing a plan, in conjunction with their organizations' accounting departments, that can measure both the hard and soft skills needed for long-term success.
The Value Of Minority Businesses
Tapping Into ... Social Responsibility — Business Growth
Besides reinforcing an organization's commitment to social responsibility, working with minority businesses makes good economic sense, as well.
Roger A. Clay Jr.
Does E-Auction Design Matter?
Tech-Know: Tech Issues for the Decisionmaking Supply Manager
Electronic reverse auctions are becoming more sophisticated, and supply executives now have several viable choices if they elect to use them.
Deflect Serious Liabilities
Legal Briefs: Supply Management's Legal Issues
With proper maintenance and care, your Web site can provide a valuable legal default for your supply management organization.
Allen L. Anderson
Relationships And Sourcing Decisions
Ex Propriis: Contemplation And Thoughts — (Translated from Latin) "Of One's Own Resources"
Regardless of who in your organization is involved in the process of selecting a supplier, an impartial and fair process is what matters most, especially if a personal friendship is involved.
Michael A. Massetti
Shared Services Center Model
CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
With this process, several functions can be grouped under one leader to reduce costs and create opportunities for synergies between the business support processes.
Anna E. Flynn
ISM Report On Business®
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