Vol. 19, No. 8
Five Best Practices For Category Management
In today's global economy, understanding spend and the dynamics of the supply chain will separate top organizations from the pack.
and Bob Zieger
Take The Lead With A Coach
Executive coaching, once considered a termination tool, is now highly valued as a method to successfully transition executives into leadership roles.
One Green Turn Deserves Another
The Green Suppliers Network brings manufacturers and suppliers several steps closer to meeting sustainability and lean goals.
ISM Awards First CPSM®
Michael G. Haynes with Siemens Building Technologies is the first person to earn the new coveted qualification.
A General's Viewpoint
Editor's Page: Supply Management Buzz
Nick Halley has had the unique perspective of working with outstanding leaders in both the military and corporate worlds.
Create More Diversity Programs
Executive Access To The Chair
It's time for all ISM members to make a commitment and become more proactive in this area, both with internal and external practices.
Lisa Martin, C.P.M.
Be Humble, Be Ferocious
Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
Like all leaders today, supply management professionals must master softer, more intangible skills, such as the capacity to build relationships and influence without authority.
The Key To Strategic Sourcing
Tapping Into ... Supply Market Intelligence — Information Management
Information has little relevance if it's not shared, analyzed and acted upon by those who generate the data and access it.
Rob Handfield, Ph.D.
Successful Alliance Factors
Tech-Know: Tech Issues for the Decision-making Supply Professional
Supplier performance management takes more than just scorecards — it calls for an integrated strategy between IT and business units.
International Privacy Laws
Legal Briefs: Supply Management's Legal Issues
Supply professionals should stay current concerning the latest development in privacy and data protection laws in international sourcing transactions.
and Stacy Schultz
The New Era Of A La Carte Pricing
Ex Propriis: Contemplation and Thoughts — (Translated from Latin) "Of One's Own Resources"
If your suppliers are using the ploy of a la carte pricing to pass their rising costs on to you, what key questions can you ask to help fend off unnecessary surcharges?
Stephen R. Guth, Esq., C.P.M., CTPE, CCCM
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