Vol. 19, No. 12
The Challenge to Cut Carbon Emissions
Environmental legislation in the United Kingdom may be a solid model for the United States to follow at a time when the global economy is stretched thinner than ever.
Product Recalls: Be Prepared
Manufacturers and all entities in the supply chain have an increased responsibility to monitor their products in use and take appropriate actions to correct safety issues.
The Resilient Supply Chain
Supply chain risk management is imperative in today's volatile international marketplace, but too few organizations are adequately prepared for a disruption.
Turning Crisis Into Opportunity
Executive Access to the CEO
Supply management professionals tell us how they are coping during uncertain financial times, and how they plan to make the most of the challenges that lie ahead for all of us in supply management.
Paul Novak, CPSM, C.P.M.
Insights for BPO
Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
Business process outsourcing lets organizations improve their focus, gain capabilities and repurpose their internal resources. Presented here is a formalized decision process that may enhance its value to your supply management organization.
Anna E. Flynn, Ph.D., for CAPS Research.
Vanishing Industry Boundaries
Tapping Into ... Industry Attributes — The End of Business Segmentation?
When did General Electric and IBM change from manufacturing companies to services companies? Or have they?
Richard E. Crandall, Ph.D.
and William "Rick" Crandall, Ph.D.
Take Time to Clarify
Tech-Know: Tech Issues for the Decision-Making Supply Manager
Manage the procurement risk in software sourcing by determining the crucial needs of the project well before contacting the supplier.
Old Law Causes New Problems
Legal Briefs: Supply Management's Legal Issues
Recent high-profile cases demonstrate how the Alien Tort Claims Act of 1789 can be used against United States companies doing business with international suppliers.
John D. Copeland, J.D., LL.M., Ed.D.
Shoring Up Your Tier-2 Suppliers
Ex Propriis: Contemplation And Thoughts — (Translated from Latin) "Of One's Own Resources"
When one of your key supplier's suppliers is on shaky financial ground, is there anything you can, or should, do to make sure all of the links in your supply chain remain strong and solvent?
and Gregg Brandyberry
The Value of Market Baskets
CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
The year-over-year benchmarking of certain MRO goods helps supply management organizations keep better track of the ups and downs of their overall spend.
D. Steven Wade
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