Vol. 25, No. 1
Find the Big Picture in Big Data
Turn the volumes of data your organization is collecting into insights that give you a leg up on the competition.
A Century Strong
ISM's oldest affiliate, ISM—New York, Inc., celebrates 100 years of promoting and supporting the purchasing and supply management profession.
Supply Chain Management, Going Forward
What challenges lie ahead for supply management in the coming year? Inside Supply Management® asked industry leaders to share their thoughts, concerns and expectations about the state of the profession.
Editorial Staff, Inside Supply Management®
Exciting Changes Kick-Start the New Year
John Yuva, Managing Editor
CEOs Paying Attention
Executive Access to the CEO
The future is now for procurement and supply chain practitioners as the marketplace and its associated risks evolve.
Thomas W. Derry
Commercial Acumen Leads to Buyer Power
Career ROI: The path to leadership
Use these tactics and techniques to help sharpen your buying power, refine your position in the marketplace and earn the kind of reputation that attracts the best suppliers to your negotiating table.
Intangibles Are Key to Negotiations
Critical Skills: Fine-tuning your fundamentals
Assess the responsiveness, interest and transparency of your suppliers well before reaching the negotiating table to establish the most effective foundation for successful sourcing relationships.
Bridging a Supply Chain's Cultural Divide
Beyond Borders: Global supply chain strategies
The tragedy of the factory collapse in Bangladesh highlights the need for supply management practitioners to understand cultural differences and build strong relationships with overseas suppliers.
John Hooker, Ph.D.
Justifying Environmental Sustainability Activities
CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
To gain the support of supplier partners in embracing environmental sustainability initiatives, you need to demonstrate the value achieved as a company.
CAPS Research Team
Fighting Procurement Fraud
Tapping Into: Supply management issues and trends
Mature supply management practices coupled with solid internal controls are the best weapons against procurement fraud in a supply chain organization.
Juanita M. Rendon, DBA, CPA
and Rene G. Rendon, DBA, CPSM, CPSD, C.P.M.
ISM Report On Business®
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