Article Index - Results

2000 Purchasing Today Article Index
Term selected: Strategic Roles

A valuable reference tool, the Article Index is a comprehensive list of articles that have appeared in Inside Supply Management® (formerly Purchasing Today® and NAPM Insights®) magazine. Articles are organized by subject for easy locating and study.

  • "Assist" Value Management Members Only Content
    Rennie Alston, February, Vol. 21, No. 12, p. 14.

    Tapping Into ... Supply Management Issues and Trends
    Despite opportunities to receive more competitive product pricing, supply managers must remain compliant in reporting transaction values to customs.

  • 'Oversea' Your Own Work-Abroad Experiences Members Only Content
    Mike Bunge, March, Vol. 25, No. 2, p. 10.

    Career ROI: The path to leadership
    Plunging into a work assignment in another country has challenges, but the benefits can be numerous. An expatriate familiar with China shares what helped him succeed on both professional and personal levels.

  • 10 Years of Celebrating Emerging Talent Members Only Content
    Dina Giovale, June, Vol. 24, No. 5, p. 24.

    Watch for great things from the 2013 R. Gene Richter Scholarship Award winners.

  • 100 Years Of "Big Brown" Power Members Only Content
    Lisa Cooling, August, Vol. 18, No. 8, p. 28.

    Supply Management Professional Profile
    As it begins its second century of operation, UPS now delivers configurable global supply chain capabilities to companies of all sizes.

  • 2007 Scholarship Recipients Members Only Content
    June, Vol. 18, No. 6, p. 34.

    Six exceptional students garner the nation's most recognized supply management scholarship.

  • 2008 Salary Survey Members Only Content
    David Schultz, C.P.M., May, Vol. 19, No. 5, p. 24.

    Supply management professionals continue to be in demand, and their incomes reflect this, according to ISM's third annual compensation survey.

  • 2008 Scholarship Recipients Members Only Content
    Jean McHale, June, Vol. 19, No. 6, p. 40.

    2008 Award Winners: Richter Scholars
    This year's group of outstanding students will leave school ready to contribute and compete in a global business arena.

  • 2012 Award Winners Members Only Content
    Terri Tracey, CAE, Editor-in-Chief, April, Vol. 23, No. 3, p. 4.

    From the Editor-in-Chief
    ISM is pleased to announce the winners of the Institute for Supply Management™ — Michigan State University Awards for Excellence in Supply Management.

  • 71st Semiannual Economic Forecast
    June, Vol. 17, No. 6, p. 16.

    Economic growth in the United States will continue in the second half of 2006, say the nation's purchasing and supply management executives in their spring 2006 Semiannual Economic Forecast.

  • 72nd Semiannual Economic Forecast
    January, Vol. 18, No. 1, p. 12.

    Economic growth in the United States will continue in 2007, say the nation's purchasing and supply management executives in their 72nd Semiannual Economic Forecast.

  • Inside Supply Management®: Article Index
    December, Vol. 17, No. 12, p. 26.

    2006 Article Index by Subject

  • A "Me-First" Campaign Pays Off Members Only Content
    Yeong Tae Jo, May, Vol. 18, No. 5, p. 10.

    Out in Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    Collaboration strategies with key suppliers in the plant engineering industry allowed one company to overcome severe shortages in materials.

  • A 320-Degree View Of Hiring Members Only Content
    Will Pleva, June, Vol. 19, No. 6, p. 52.

    Ex Propriis: Contemplation And Thoughts — (Translated from Latin) "Of One's Own Resources"
    Gaining a true 360-degree view may not be possible, but you can make the most of the hiring process to find the best candidate for your supply organization by considering these key points.

  • A Benchmark Of Printing Costs Members Only Content
    D. Steven Wade, May, Vol. 19, No. 5, p. 44.

    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    This recent study may help you evaluate your expenditures in the print category, which is often a major line item in any organization's budget.

  • A Blueprint For LCCS Start-Ups Members Only Content
    Rajib Saha and Sudripto De, May, Vol. 19, No. 5, p. 14.

    Tapping Into ... Global Sourcing — Selecting Suppliers
    While there are always risks in global sourcing, proper research and apt utilization of cultural experts during the initial phases can make a big difference.

  • A Broad Look At Sustainability Members Only Content
    Paul Novak, C.P.M., A.P.P., December, Vol. 18, No. 12, p. 6.

    Executive Access To The CEO
    A recent discussion on this topic has convinced me that there are many more components to it besides just conservation.

  • A Career of Progressive Approaches and Leadership Members Only Content
    Jean McHale, June, Vol. 22, No. 5, p. 26.

    The 2011 J. Shipman Gold Medal recipient is a lifelong learner who understands the value of relationships and diversity.

  • A Celebration Of Innovation And Leadership Members Only Content
    June, Vol. 18, No. 6, p. 25.

    Special Section: Annual Awards Issue
    Our special section honors noteworthy achievements within the profession ... and some bright students who may be tomorrow's stars.

  • A Century Strong Members Only Content
    Lisa Arnseth, January, Vol. 25, No. 1, p. 24.

    ISM's oldest affiliate, ISM—New York, Inc., celebrates 100 years of promoting and supporting the purchasing and supply management profession.

  • A Clear and Present Leader Members Only Content
    Kathleen Miller Perkins, October, Vol. 21, No. 10, p. .

    In an increasingly transparent world, strong, focused organizational leadership and culture determine success with today's sustainability issues.

  • A Commitment To Excellence Members Only Content
    The Editors, June, Vol. 19, No. 6, p. 26.

    Special Awards Section: Introduction
    This 16-page special section commemorates outstanding achievements in the profession, and recognizes especially promising students who will soon join our ranks.

  • A Commitment To Sustaining SER Programs Members Only Content
    John Yuva, June, Vol. 19, No. 6, p. 38.

    2008 Award Winners: Process
    HP has initiated several programs devoted to achieving long-term success initiatives for social and environmental responsibility.

  • A Common Language Members Only Content
    Dennis M. Gawlik, June, Vol. 20, No. 6, p. 34.

    Sustainability: Responsible Supply Management
    Supply management professionals can use guidelines based on the Global Reporting Initiative to organize and track sustainability initiatives.

  • A Costly Vacation Members Only Content
    Randy J. Christoffersen, December, Vol. 17, No. 12, p. 36.

    Ex Propriis: Contemplation and Thoughts — (Translated from Latin) "Of One's Own Resources"
    What should you do if accepting a friend's invitation to use their cabin could affect the appearance of your professional reputation in the community?

  • A European Ripple Effect Members Only Content
    Mary Siegfried, June, Vol. 23, No. 5, p. 26.

    As Europe's economy struggles, supply managers in the U.S. take steps to mitigate supply chain risk.

  • A Fresh Approach For Monitoring Procurement
    Mary Siegfried, June, Vol. 18, No. 6, p. 28.

    Alltel's Workflow Management Tool helps its procurement group monitor the buying pulse of the company.

  • A Fresh Viewpoint On International Sourcing Members Only Content
    Dan Calabrese, October, Vol. 18, No. 10, p. 22.

    Today, this key element of the profession has evolved so that every location on the globe is equal to every other if it offers up qualified suppliers.

  • A Game Changing Moment for CPOs Members Only Content
    John Wilkerson, CPSM, January, Vol. 21, No. 1, p. .

    With the advent of new federal mandates on greenhouse gas reduction, organizations are looking to the supply management team to determine the most effective way to tackle these new challenges.

  • A General's Viewpoint Members Only Content
    Michael Schwanz, August, Vol. 19, No. 8, p. 4.

    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.

  • A Gentleman And A Scholar Members Only Content
    Lindsey Yentes, June, Vol. 19, No. 6, p. 28.

    2008 Award Winners: Shipman Winner
    The 2008 winner of the J. Shipman Gold Medal Award has left his mark on the profession in many areas, especially in education.

  • A Genuine Leader Members Only Content
    Lisa Arnseth, June, Vol. 24, No. 5, p. 20.

    The 2013 J. Shipman Gold Medalist is passionate about people and the art of supply management.

  • A Great Vision Isn't Enough Members Only Content
    Elizabeth Zucker, October, Vol. 22, No. 8, p. 10.

    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    Create and refine your strategic sourcing roadmaps to assure you can obtain the vision.

  • A Guide to Contract Language Members Only Content
    Dwight A. Howes, Esq., January, Vol. 18, No. 1, p. 34.

    Legal Briefs: Supply Management's Legal Issues
    Tired of consulting a thesaurus when working with legal contracts? If so, try putting often-used phrases into user-friendly language. Your suppliers will thank you!

  • A Hands-on Approach to Social Responsibility Members Only Content
    Lisa Cooling, November, Vol. 18, No. 11, p. 20.

    Today, supply executives are taking the lead in implementing effective practices around the world.

  • A Leadership Mandate Members Only Content
    Jill Bossi, C.P.M., June, Vol. 20, No. 6, p. 10.

    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    Mentoring relationships offer a multitude of benefits, both for mentors and mentees.

  • A Logistics Perfect Storm Members Only Content
    Lee Buddress, Ph.D., C.P.M. and Michael E. Smith, Ph.D., July, Vol. 19, No. 7, p. 12.

    Tapping Into ... Logistics Infrastructure — State Of The Nation
    Supply management professionals must adapt to weather the increasingly complicated challenges concerning the United States' infrastructure.

  • A Look Inside Team Coaching Members Only Content
    Merrill Anderson, Dianna Anderson and John Yuva, October, Vol. 19, No. 10, p. .

    Tapping Into ... Team Coaching — A Process For Change
    Initiating change and sustaining it are major challenges for organizations; however, through team coaching, corporate leaders can enhance their skill sets to achieve organizational goals.

  • A Look Past ... And A Look Ahead Members Only Content
    Paul Novak, C.P.M., A.P.P., June, Vol. 18, No. 6, p. 6.

    Executive Access to the CEO
    Supply managers' responsibilities seem to be evolving at an ever-quickening pace. The big question is: What's next?

  • A Look Within Members Only Content
    Vijay Kasi and Norbert J. Ore, C.P.M., September, Vol. 19, No. 9, p. 22.

    Feedback gained through an internal assessment of your supply management organization may result in several key benefits when undergoing a change implementation.

  • A Luminary Career Members Only Content
    Jean McHale, June, Vol. 17, No. 6, p. 26.

    Dedication to his profession has made this year's J. Shipman Medalist an admired role model

  • A Millennial Surprise Members Only Content
    Michael Schwanz, November, Vol. 18, No. 11, p. 4.

    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 Model For Conflict Resolution Members Only Content
    Gini Graham Scott, March, Vol. 19, No. 3, p. 10.

    Out in Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    In the high-pressure environment of supply management, disagreements are the norm, not the exception. The suggestions here should help you defuse tense situations with everyone with whom you work.

  • A Model Of Efficiency Members Only Content
    D. Steven Wade, October, Vol. 19, No. 10, p. 40.

    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    In a recently released study measuring organizational efficiency within the financial services industry, the supply management function ranked very highly.

  • A Negotiating Transformation Members Only Content
    Mary Siegfried, September, Vol. 24, No. 7, p. 18.

    Strategic negotiating allows supply chain practitioners to build a foundation for stronger, innovative partnerships.

  • A New Approach to Global Staffing Members Only Content
    Mary Siegfried, March, Vol. 19, No. 3, p. 30.

    Nike, Inc.: Supply Management Professional Profile
    Nike's innovative talent management program has reduced the cost of contract staffing while adding control of the whole process.

  • A New Method For Evaluating Outsourcing Members Only Content
    Asutosh Pathak, Todd Kowalewski and John M. McKeller, January, Vol. 19, No. 1, p. 28.

    Using the spreadsheet-based Decision Support Model can be an effective way to analyze where to place your international bases.

  • A New Standard For E-Sourcing Members Only Content
    Lisa Cooling, June, Vol. 19, No. 6, p. 32.

    2008 Award Winners: Process
    Pfizer Inc achieved significant savings through a nontraditional method of using reverse auctions.

  • A New Study On E-Procurement Members Only Content
    D. Steven Wade, November, Vol. 18, No. 11, p. 36.

    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.

  • A New Twist on an Old Tool Members Only Content
    Jeff Greer, CPIM, June, Vol. 23, No. 5, p. .

    New geographic information system technology enhances supply chain modeling, visualization and design.

  • A New Way To Track Raw Materials Members Only Content
    RaeAnn Slaybaugh, June, Vol. 19, No. 6, p. 30.

    2008 Award Winners: Process
    Lockheed Martin's innovative technology solution ensures a healthy inventory of scarce metals and other commodities.

  • A One-Touch Supply Chain Members Only Content
    John Yuva, December, Vol. 18, No. 12, p. 24.

    Profile: Sun Microsystems Supply Management Professional
    In an effort to streamline its manufacturing process, Sun Microsystems eliminated the distribution warehouse component of its supply chain — with surprising results.

  • A Positive View Of NAFTA Members Only Content
    Michael Schwanz, September, Vol. 19, No. 9, p. 4.

    Editor's Page: Supply Management Buzz
    A recent survey by Deloitte shows that many North American manufacturers believe this controversial trade act has helped their businesses.

  • A Preview to This Issue Members Only Content
    Terri Tracey, CAE, February, Vol. 20, No. 2, p. 4.

    Editor's Page: Supply Management Buzz
    This month's features investigate nearshoring, the shorter tenure of CPOs, and deep supplier collaboration and relationships.

  • A Promising Talent Pipeline Members Only Content
    Lisa Martin, C.P.M., November, Vol. 18, No. 11, p. 6.

    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.

  • A Recipe for Corporate Culture Members Only Content
    Jeff Goh, Humberto Villagomez and Ralph Lambros, October, Vol. 21, No. 10, p. 12.

    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    Three executives provide an in-depth look at the supply chain benefits of their company's unique corporate culture.

  • A Retrospective Members Only Content
    Shelley Stewart, Jr., CPSM, December, Vol. 21, No. 11, p. 5.

    Executive Access to the Chair
    Global expansion and thought-leadership continue to fuel ISM's growth.

  • A Shift in Sourcing Strategies
    Mary Siegfried, March, Vol. 24, No. 2, p. 26.

    Supply management organizations are moving from a low-cost-country strategy to a best sourcing plan that focuses on value, total cost of ownership and a changing world.

  • A Slowly Healing Economy Members Only Content
    Augustine Faucher, December, Vol. 21, No. 11, p. 24.

    While the United States' economy continues its slow rebound, increased growth depends on a strengthened labor market, according to one analyst from Moody's Analytics.

  • A Sophisticated Tool To Measure, Manage Spend Members Only Content
    Mary Siegfried, June, Vol. 19, No. 6, p. 34.

    2008 Award Winners: Technology
    Masco's highly decentralized supply management organization uses SRM to unite disparate ERP systems into a robust spend analysis tool.

  • A Standout Training Operation Members Only Content
    Mary Siegfried, September, Vol. 18, No. 9, p. 30.

    Supply Management Professional Profile
    International Paper’s sourcing organization features an innovative training program that exposes new management associates to many key roles within that group.

  • A Steel Thread Members Only Content
    Mary Siegfried, February, Vol. 23, No. 1, p. 26.

    Import/export compliance management is part of the fabric of today's global business world, helping to keep the supply chain and the country secure.

  • A Successful Extended Enterprise Members Only Content
    Bobbie Sansevero and Connie Gunther, April, Vol. 19, No. 4, p. 10.

    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    A change to lean principles a decade ago has paid off handsomely for one big aerospace company.

  • A Time For Reflection Members Only Content
    Lisa Martin, C.P.M., February, Vol. 19, No. 2, p. 6.

    Executive Access To The Chair
    As a new year unfolds, I want to thank all of those people who made 2007 such a memorable year for me.

  • A Time for Reflection Members Only Content
    Lisa Martin, C.P.M., February, Vol. 20, No. 2, p. 6.

    Executive Access to the Chair
    Supply management professionals have recently seen many challenges.

  • A Transformational Redesign Members Only Content
    Susan M. Brownell, May, Vol. 24, No. 4, p. 10.

    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    When faced with the need to transform a supply management organization, leaders must have a clear vision to navigate throughout the journey.

  • A Unified Policy For Negotiations Members Only Content
    Hal Movius and Andrew Maxfield, June, Vol. 19, No. 6, p. 10.

    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    In today's supply management environment, individual bargaining skills are not enough. Overcoming organizational barriers is the real key to success.

  • A Whirlwind Year Members Only Content
    Michael Schwanz, March, Vol. 19, No. 3, p. 4.

    Editor's Page Supply Management Buzz
    The last 12 months have been very enlightening concerning the intricate components of the supply management profession — and the talented people who make it all happen.

  • A Working Relationship Members Only Content
    Amalia Lopez, October, Vol. 17, No. 10, p. 4.

    Editor's Page: Supply Management Buzz
    Instead of just approaching the "usual suspects," a little extra effort to find a minority- and women-owned business enterprise supplier paid off for ISM.

  • Academic Offerings Evolve Members Only Content
    Christopher Jahns, Ph.D. and Holger Schober, Ph.D., March, Vol. 18, No. 3, p. 12.

    Tapping Into ... Education — European Trends
    As Europe begins adopting American university standards of education, those in the supply management profession — and the companies for which they work — benefit.

  • Accelerating Procurement Capabilities Members Only Content
    John Yuva, June, Vol. 17, No. 6, p. 28.

    Committed to skills development, BP transforms its procurement department with a focused, team-based initiative.

  • Accept No Substitutes Members Only Content
    Robin Gray, June, Vol. 22, No. 5, p. .

    The threat posed by counterfeit parts is growing, so supply management must be vigilant when dealing with distributors or unauthorized sources.

  • Accomplished Scholars Members Only Content
    Jean McHale, June, Vol. 23, No. 5, p. 24.

    The 2012 Richter scholars are destined to make significant contributions to supply management.

  • Accounting Changes Ahead Members Only Content
    Todd Neely, March, Vol. 21, No. 3, p. 10.

    Tapping Into ... Supply Management Issues and Trends
    Implementation of the International Financial Reporting Standards will have an impact on supply management — here's how.

  • Achieve Executive Career Sustainability Members Only Content
    Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D., September, Vol. 20, No. 9, p. 22.

    Defining the word "career" in today's professional environment means not only marketing yourself to your company, but also to the executive world at large.

  • Achieve M&A Supply Synergy Members Only Content
    Stephen C. Rogers, December, Vol. 21, No. 11, p. 28.

    Supply management professionals bring much more value to the table during an M&A initiative than simply leveraging volume.

  • Achieving Total Supply Chain Management Members Only Content
    Lisa Arnseth, April, Vol. 20, No. 4, p. 28.

    Alltel's supply management organization creates a winning advantage by integrating all aspects of handset and accessory life cycle under one umbrella, one well-executed step at a time.

  • Acquiring Reinforcements Members Only Content
    John Yuva, September, Vol. 17, No. 9, p. 28.

    Supply Management: Professional Profile
    Mergers and acquisitions activities can add a great deal of complexity to the supply management function. However, at Oracle Corporation, the procurement integration process is nearly seamless.

  • Action Versus Resistance in CSR Initiatives Members Only Content
    John A. Martino, August, Vol. 24, No. 6, p. 30.

    Sustainability: Responsible Supply Management
    Stimulate true engagement in your corporate social responsibility activities by forming a concrete plan, reaching out for assistance and communicating your efforts both in and outside of your organization.

  • Addressing Supplier Risk Members Only Content
    Roberta J. Jennings, January, Vol. 21, No. 1, p. 34.

    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    Risk assessment and management were hot topics at the recent CAPS Research Best Practices workshop.

  • Adjusting to Career Changes Members Only Content
    Bill Dempsey, September, Vol. 24, No. 7, p. 10.

    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    Moving to a new job in a new industry presents challenges, but supply chain leaders can draw on solid core skills to make an easy transition.

  • Advocacy Insights Members Only Content
    Barbara B. Lang, November, Vol. 17, No. 11, p. 6.

    Executive Access to the Chair
    Giving procurement opportunities to small and mid-sized businesses is vital to the health of local economies.

  • Advocate for a Safe, Secure Supply Chain Members Only Content
    John Yuva, May, Vol. 17, No. 5, p. 30.

    Over the last several years, supply management has emerged as the lifeline in many companies. With one of its primary functions to oversee the delivery of companies' products, the issue of brand reputation rests squarely on supply management's shoulders. Thus, preventing any incidents that may cause supply chain disruptions is critical. Consider the magnitude of this task for a multinational company with a customer base of more than 170 countries. For Theo Fletcher, vice president of import compliance and supply chain security for IBM in New York, that very task is part of his daily responsibility.

  • Aerospace/Defense Industry Members Only Content
    D. Steven Wade, July, Vol. 20, No. 7, p. 32.

    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    Product quality and on-time delivery are the most important measures in supplier performance rating systems and processes.

  • After the Handshakes Members Only Content
    Daniel Abichandani, February, Vol. 20, No. 2, p. 12.

    Tapping Into ... Supplier Enablement — Relationships Amid Technology
    While technology should never replace relationships, it is a core element of a successful supplier enablement initiative.

  • Aftermarket Needs Pay Off Members Only Content
    April, Vol. 17, No. 4, p. 40.

    Though highly complex and unpredictable, aftermarket product and service needs are a key component in the business model for many manufacturers.

  • Agents of Socially Responsible Change Members Only Content
    Lisa Arnseth, October, Vol. 21, No. 10, p. 24.

    Supply management is in a unique position to make a measurable difference by framing a corporate social responsibility strategy to best serve the total organization.

  • Ahead of the Curve Members Only Content
    Jean McHale, June, Vol. 22, No. 5, p. 30.

    Scholarship winners demonstrate high academic achievement, leadership and ethical standards.

  • Aligned for Success Members Only Content
    Mary Siegfried, August, Vol. 22, No. 6, p. 24.

    Supply management organizations look to supplier alignment and integration to rebuild and strengthen relationships.

  • All Aboard! Members Only Content
    Angeline Edsinger, July, Vol. 18, No. 7, p. 10. (Exam Alert: )

    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    Sometimes, senior leaders have to take a fresh approach in order to get their staff to jump on the train of change.

  • An Ambitious Training Program
    John Yuva, June, Vol. 18, No. 6, p. 30.

    With its step-change program, new university recruits entering BP's Refining & Marketing procurement organization are able to achieve 24 months of experience in one year.

  • An Appetite For Sustainability Members Only Content
    Lisa Cooling, February, Vol. 19, No. 2, p. 32.

    Bon Appetit Management Company: Supply Management Professional Profile
    Socially responsible purchasing and support for local farmers is always on the menu for Bon Appetit Management Company.

  • An E-Sourcing Center of Excellence Members Only Content
    Lisa Arnseth, October, Vol. 24, No. 8, p. 18.

    Google maximizes spend efficiency by using e-auctions when company growth skyrockets.

  • An Exciting Launch Members Only Content
    Paul Novak, C.P.M., A.P.P., June, Vol. 19, No. 6, p. 6.

    Executive Access To The CEO
    Last month, ISM introduced the CPSM® — the most updated, comprehensive qualification available in the supply management profession.

  • An Impressive Class Members Only Content
    Michael Schwanz, June, Vol. 19, No. 6, p. 4.

    Editor's Page: Supply Management Buzz
    This year's recipients of the R. Gene Richter Scholarships are already very accomplished, although they are still only in their early 20s.

  • An Infusion of Nontraditional Supply Chain Talent Members Only Content
    Mike Jarrett, March, Vol. 22, No. 1, p. .

    Blending experienced supply chain management professionals with team members from a range of backgrounds has helped Raytheon Missile Systems conquer the complexities of a dynamic supply chain.

  • An Invitation Too Good To Turn Down Members Only Content
    Ernest G. Gabbard, C.P.M., November, Vol. 18, No. 11, p. 40.

    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?

  • An Island of Opportunity Members Only Content
    John Yuva, November, Vol. 17, No. 11, p. 24.

    In Singapore, industry and trade fit together like gears in a watch — with each in synch with the other.

  • Analysis Using Patent Information Members Only Content
    Taro Matsumoto, C.P.M., CPIM, CQM, CQA, PMP, September, Vol. 21, No. 9, p. 14.

    Tapping Into ... Supply Management Issues and Trends
    Gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace by analyzing supplier patents to plan your future strategy.

  • Announcing Richter Award Winners Members Only Content
    Terri Tracey, CAE, April, Vol. 20, No. 4, p. 4.

    Editor's Page: Supply Management Buzz
    For the first time, ISM is announcing the winners of the R. Gene Richter Awards for Leadership and Innovation in Supply Management early.

  • Another Year of Growth Members Only Content
    John Yuva, Managing Editor, November, Vol. 24, No. 9, p. 4.

    As we reflect on 2013, there are lessons learned and moments to celebrate — both of which carry us into another year of opportunity.

  • Are Cybersecurity Risks Lurking in Your Supply Chain? Members Only Content
    Timothy Hall, March, Vol. 25, No. 2, p. 22.

    Business leaders need to establish a common, companywide defense to handle the ever-changing threat of cybersecurity risks.

  • Are We in a Time Warp? Members Only Content
    Roberta J. Duffy, May, Vol. 17, No. 5, p. 4.

    Editor's Page: Supply Management Buzz

    Sometimes looking back at where you've been can remind you of your progress and make you feel better about where you're going.

  • Are You E-Discovery Ready? Members Only Content
    Rick Dales, November, Vol. 19, No. 11, p. 34.

    Legal Briefs: Supply Management's Legal Issues
    It pays to be proactive with digitally stored electronic information in order to comply with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

  • Are You In or Out? Members Only Content
    Atul Vashistha, April, Vol. 17, No. 4, p. 44.

    What would you do if your organization asked you to evaluate the possibility of outsourcing your own function — basically, yourself?

  • Are You Prepared for a Pandemic? Members Only Content
    Mary Siegfried, October, Vol. 22, No. 8, p. 26.

    Pandemic planning should be on every business's radar because a severe influenza outbreak could impact the global economy.

  • Are You Up to the Challenge? Members Only Content
    Paul Novak, CPSM, C.P.M., A.P.P., CEO, March, Vol. 20, No. 3, p. 6.

    Executive Access to the CEO
    The Institute for Supply Management™'s CPSM® qualification exams reflect a variety of current and future topics for supply management professionals.

  • Arming Executive Warriors Members Only Content
    Jill Schildhouse, February, Vol. 18, No. 2, p. 28.

    Although "waging war" in corporate America is a common practice, how you do battle separates winners from losers.

  • Assess Your Vulnerability to Natural Disasters Members Only Content
    John Yuva, September, Vol. 21, No. 9, p. 28.

    Few organizations thought it conceivable that a volcano could suspend supply chain operations. What is the level of awareness for natural catastrophes in your supply network?

  • At Face Value Members Only Content
    Shelley Stewart, Jr., CPSM, August, Vol. 22, No. 6, p. 10.

    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    To get (and keep) a seat at the executive table, a CPO must be the best possible external face of supply management.

  • At Your Service Members Only Content
    Roberta J. Duffy, October, Vol. 17, No. 10, p. 32.

    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    Two large service firms provide examples of good/best practices for supply management activities in recent CAPS Research publications.

  • Attributes of Recruiting Effectiveness Members Only Content
    Steven Edwards, Seena George, MBA and Stuart Williams, MBA, October, Vol. 20, No. 10, p. 22.

    While salary and job responsibilities continue to play an intricate role in recruiting supply management talent, a vibrant brand message and presentation are driving recruits through the door.

  • Attributes to Maximize Inventory Members Only Content
    Doug Thomas, Ph.D., April, Vol. 24, No. 3, p. 12.

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    Getting to this position is great if you are the quarterback of a football team, but for a high-level executive, it could damage your career.

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    The new way of managing talent is fundamentally different from what has come before it, because it takes as its starting point organizational goals and not human resource targets.

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    With the click of a mouse, supply management professionals can access a wealth of economic information from the World Bank and the IMF.

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    Patents, copyrights and trademarks, oh my! The three different ways to protect your company's intellectual property become much less ferocious to supply managers who refer to this simple guide. Learn which form of protection is the most appropriate for your company's next big idea.

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    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.

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    Corporate challenges can curtail supplier development programs, but supply management proves it's well worth the effort to sustain mature, strategic relationships over time.

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    Ex Propriis: Contemplation and Thoughts — (Translated from Latin) "Of One's Own Resources"
    There's no reason for news of a Chapter 11 filing to knock you out cold if your supply chain management team takes the wind out of rumors by taking charge.

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    Advancing supplier relationships is critical in today's economic climate. Best-in-class supply management organizations continue to work collaboratively with their suppliers to improve their relationships.

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    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    When the supply management operation of Royal KPN, a large Dutch telecommunications company, was restructured, quality increased while costs went down. The CPO who managed this project explains how it was done.

  • Benefits Of Web Site Auditing Members Only Content
    Mary Dalton Baril, August, Vol. 18, No. 8, p. 34.

    Legal Briefs: Supply Management's Legal Issues
    Avoid expensive claims and legal battles by keeping all of the content on your Web site compliant with state and federal regulations.

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    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    A recent CAPS Research benchmarking report confirms the ongoing shift toward center-led management.

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    Tapping Into ... Supply Management Issues and Trends
    Managed service providers can offer increased spend visibility and cost reduction when used wisely.

  • Best Offense Is a Good Defense Members Only Content
    Michelle Cohen, March, Vol. 23, No. 2, p. 14.

    Tapping Into ... Supply Management Issues and Trends
    Supply managers must keep on top of ever-changing cybersecurity laws to protect their organizations and their customers.

  • Best Practices Wrap-Up Members Only Content
    Roberta J. Jennings, January, Vol. 20, No. 1, p. 36.

    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    Participants at the recent CAPS Best Practices Workshop discuss today's hottest supply management topics.

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    These future leaders in supply management are on the fast track to career success.

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    Rail-truck intermodal shipping combines the best of each transportation mode, making global trade economical and efficient.

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    Increase your use of supplier relationship management and maximize the value from your key suppliers.

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    J. Alexander and Douglas Haugh, March, Vol. 20, No. 3, p. 12.

    Tapping Into ... Energy Management — Optimize Your Fuel Buying
    With fuel prices dropping to the lowest levels in months, now is the time for supply management professionals to re-examine and restructure their fuel supply lines.

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    Helen Eckmann and Sarah Frauenzimmer, September, Vol. 19, No. 9, p. 10.

    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    Unfortunately, this centuries-old leadership model is still alive and well today, so be careful that you don't allow your ego to damage your career.

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    Editor's Page: Supply Management Buzz
    Most supply managers are inundated with information ... and in many cases that may not be such a good thing.

  • Beware of "Green" Boasts Members Only Content
    Scot Case, October, Vol. 18, No. 10, p. 10.

    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    Sure, it's always a bonus to hire a supplier that promotes itself as environmentally friendly, but keep in mind that many such claims may not be totally accurate.

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    Patricia E. Moody, CMC, September, Vol. 17, No. 9, p. 32.

    Tech-Know: Tech Issues for the Decisionmaking Supply Manager
    Leveraging technology, the key to profits and growth, will take you five steps ahead of your competition.

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    Sidney Johnson, CPSM, February, Vol. 21, No. 12, p. 6.

    Executive Access to the Chair
    Position your supply organization as a driver in corporate planning activities.

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    March, Vol. 25, No. 2, p. 36.

    Tapping Into: Supply management issues and trends
    Supply chain leaders see big data analytics as an opportunity to better manage demand and gain greater visibility. They also agree many organizations are grappling with its volume and velocity.

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    Meredith Stevens, November, Vol. 24, No. 9, p. 10.

    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    Newell Rubbermaid finds that redesigning its global supply chain calls for a broad, bold and flexible strategy.

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    Dino Lanno, May, Vol. 23, No. 4, p. 10.

    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    Setting high expectations for your workplace culture raises the talent bar and enhances operational efficiencies.

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    Robert J. "Bob" Bernabucci, November, Vol. 18, No. 11, p. 12.

    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.

  • Brazil: A Country of Regeneration Members Only Content
    Ricardo Ruiz-Huidobro and Markus Stricker, September, Vol. 20, No. 9, p. 26.

    As organizations re-evaluate global sourcing strategies, Brazil is positioning itself as a nearshore alternative.

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    Roberta J. Jennings, October, Vol. 21, No. 10, p. 42.

    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    Leading-edge companies are turning to a value focused supply strategy to move beyond just cost savings.

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    Mark Gross, November, Vol. 23, No. 9, p. 38.

    Sustainability: Responsible Supply Management
    Supply management is a vital ingredient in Heineken's strategy to reduce energy consumption, add renewables to its energy mix and cut back on water consumption.

  • Bridge the Generation Gap Members Only Content
    Becky Lancaster, May, Vol. 18, No. 5, p. 56.

    Ex Propriis: Contemplation and Thoughts — (Translated from Latin) "Of One's Own Resources"
    Creating a work environment that balances the needs of both baby boomers and Generation Xers may boost your supply group’s effectiveness.

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    John Hooker, Ph.D., January, Vol. 25, No. 1, p. 34.

    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.

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    John Fontanella, October, Vol. 19, No. 10, p. 34.

    Tech-Know: Tech Issues For The Decision-Making Supply Professional
    Boost an existing B2B e-business infrastructure by integrating the functionalities and capabilities with the help of the right third-party service provider for your business model.

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    Geography is but one element when examining performance issues between co-located and virtual workforces.

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    Insights from an executive search firm shed light on the characteristics of strong collaborators and what to focus on when seeking the best candidates to lead your internal teams.

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    Personal Connections: Work. Life. Balance.
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    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    Does your supply management organization have an identity crisis? Consider these building blocks to strengthen your brand equity.

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    Supply management professionals can use mitigation mapping and supply base profiling to effectively pinpoint previously undetected risks in the supply chain.

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    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    Four strategies for an efficient supply chain have proven successful across all market types.

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    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    Gaining a variety of business experiences can build a solid foundation for supply management leadership.

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    Brazil, Russia, India and China continue to impact the global economy as the BRIC countries provide a solid foundation for economic growth.

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    Working with team members around the world presents challenges that can be overcome by building trust and establishing solid relationships.

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    As competitive pressures increase, cost and price intelligence become invaluable in helping procurement teams manage cost.

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    Tapping Into ... Strategic Alliances — Critical Elements
    The challenges of today's supply market create the need for supply management to establish strategic alliances with key suppliers. Learn the elements critical to forming such an alliance and the pitfalls to avoid.

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    Strategic organizations are developing solid business-unit relationships and taking the next steps to measure how well they are delivering value.

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    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    Use these innovative concepts for extraordinary supply management staff development.

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    An earthquake, tsunami, flood and financial crisis put Cisco Systems' supply chain resiliency processes to the test.

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    Sustainability: Responsible Supply Management
    Your supply management organization can build powerful initiatives tailored for maximum staying power by leading the charge for sustainability.

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    Integration, in many forms, is a critical concept for those supply management executives who want to get the most out of their supply chains.

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    Editor's Page: Supply Management Buzz
    Using the data you already have improves processes and finances.

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    Executive Access to the CEO
    The trials and tribulations of technology companies are a kind of modern version of Aesop's fables for those interested in lessons to be learned in the management of business.

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    This annual event presented many great ideas concerning innovative practices in supply management.

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    Executive Access to the CEO
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    Legal Briefs: Supply Management's Legal Issues
    The increasing significance of the CISG to supply management professionals is becoming more apparent in our global business environment.

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    They've excelled so much at cost savings and at adding value to their organizations, it's no wonder that today's supply management professionals are now applying their successful ways to individual career development.

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    Today's CPOs spend little time getting comfortable in their new office before they begin searching for a new assignment.

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    Total cost of ownership can be determined for a wide variety of corporate initiatives, but when it comes to sustainability — and, especially, social responsibility — hard numbers aren't always clear.

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    Ending a supplier relationship is a difficult task, but handling the matter professionally is paramount.

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    With the strength of its natural resources and educated workforce, Argentina surprises many experts who say it often fails to live up to its potential.

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    Lack of a vision for supplier relationship management is a major barrier to successful implementation of these practices.

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    Tim Stratman, March, Vol. 24, No. 2, p. 36.

    Personal Connections: Work. Life. Balance.
    Senior supply management leaders who commit time and effort to learning and enhancing their skills can make significant career strides with an executive coach.

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    Out in Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
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    Accomplishing a closed-pipe, vertically integrated supply chain brings with it peace of mind and economic stability for KEMET.

  • Capturing Complex Costs Members Only Content
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    When calculating the landed cost of offshore sourcing, supply managers need to dig deeper into their activities to determine true cost and value.

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    Editor's Page: Supply Management Buzz
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    Communication is a key aspect of corporate culture, in innovation and when working with outsourced employees.

  • Cars and Effect Members Only Content
    Lisa Arnseth, November, Vol. 23, No. 9, p. 18.

    When Symantec brought its European fleet spend under supply management's control, the savings and value resonated throughout the company.

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    Kevin J. Williams, C.P.M., June, Vol. 17, No. 6, p. 48.

    Ex Propriis: Contemplation and Thoughts — (Translated from Latin) "Of One's Own Resources"
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    Tim Coats, December, Vol. 20, No. 12, p. 10.

    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    At General Mills, an innovative waste-reduction program identifies, eliminates — and even celebrates — waste in the supply chain. Here’s how.

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    Samuel Fairchild, Ph.D., October, Vol. 21, No. 10, p. 14.

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    Transitioning to a center-led procurement structure requires effective team efforts to gain support and drive sustainable outcomes.

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    The Supply Chain and Real Estate Management Team at the American Red Cross plays a significant role to ensure the organization continues its mission.

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    Economic conditions hamper Generation Y as it seeks to find its place in the work world.

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    John Yuva and Fariborz Ghadar, Ph.D., November, Vol. 17, No. 11, p. 26.

    Supply Management: Professional Profile
    In today's world where value is an expectation, companies must view their suppliers as partners working together in an integrated network to deliver capabilities and products to the consumer.

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    Moe Glenner, April, Vol. 24, No. 3, p. 36.

    Personal Connections: Work. Life. Balance.
    Gather as much information as possible and work with your team to determine the best return on investment for your organization during times of change.

  • Change Starts at Home Members Only Content
    Gregg Brandyberry, May, Vol. 18, No. 5, p. 14.

    Tapping Into ... COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT — Strengthen the Domestic Front
    As U.S. companies look to the future, they first need to focus on the challenges and changes taking place in their own backyards.

  • Change Through Transparency Members Only Content
    Scott Wharton, October, Vol. 24, No. 8, p. 10.

    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    A successful supply management restructuring requires a detailed plan to communicate with team members and business partners.

  • Change and Our Profession Members Only Content
    Paul Novak, CPSM, C.P.M., A.P.P., MCIPS, March, Vol. 22, No. 1, p. 6.

    Executive Access to the CEO
    The more things change, the more supply management professionals must change, too.

  • Changing Directions Members Only Content
    Mary Siegfried, June, Vol. 17, No. 6, p. 34.

    Early strategic involvement efforts pay off.

  • Changing Tides Ahead? Members Only Content
    Mary Siegfried, December, Vol. 22, No. 9, p. .

    With the challenges of 2011 behind them, supply management leaders look to the new year with anticipation and concern.

  • China Offers Advancement, Cultural Opportunities Members Only Content
    John Yuva, March, Vol. 20, No. 3, p. 24.

    Expatriates from the People's Republic of China can bring back a wealth of knowledge and experience for their organizations to gain a competitive advantage in this dynamic market.

  • China Remains a Strategic Investment Members Only Content
    Hans Dau and Karl Kerksiek, August, Vol. 20, No. 8, p. 20.

    As a growing economic powerhouse, China is elevating the bar for manufacturing and shifting toward modern commerce models.

  • China's Green Challenges Members Only Content
    Jacob Park, Joseph Sarkis and Zhaohui Wu, June, Vol. 23, No. 5, p. 38.

    Sustainability: Responsible Supply Management
    As Chinese policymakers work to balance economic development with environmental stewardship, companies are examining supply chains to develop sustainability strategies.

  • Clarity and a Mission Members Only Content
    Pat Heydlauff, March, Vol. 21, No. 3, p. 30.

    Personal Connections: Work. Life. Balance.
    It takes a leader to move safely through today's economic minefields, while giving your followers a clear mission to lead them into the future.

  • Closed and Open Doors of Innovation Members Only Content
    John Yuva, March, Vol. 22, No. 1, p. 26.

    "Innovation — any new idea — by definition will not be accepted at first. It takes repeated attempts, endless demonstrations and monotonous rehearsals before innovation can be accepted and internalized by an organization. This requires courageous patience."
           — Warren Bennis, founding chair of the Leadership Institute at the University of Southern California

  • Closing the Global Divide Members Only Content
    John Yuva, July, Vol. 17, No. 7, p. 22.

    Accomplishing company goals often involves the work of global teams. Being successful requires an understanding of project requirements and an appreciation of members' viewpoints.

  • Collaborate To Reduce Risks Members Only Content
    Rob Handfield, Ph.D., September, Vol. 19, No. 9, p. 30.

    Build a solid supply chain risk management program by improving knowledge of where disruptions may occur, and developing the training to know when and how to respond.

  • Collaborate for a Low-Carbon Economy Members Only Content
    Gary Hanifan and Aditya Sharma, May, Vol. 23, No. 4, p. .

    Supply managers need to collaborate with suppliers to deliver high performance in carbon management.

  • Collaborating With the Competition Members Only Content
    Mary Siegfried, March, Vol. 23, No. 2, p. 20.

    Horizontal collaboration allows companies in the same industry to share resources for cost savings and improved customer service.

  • Collaborating for Success Members Only Content
    Thomas J. Olesen, June, Vol. 23, No. 5, p. 10.

    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    A collaborative supply management organization is positioned to work with business units to achieve sustainable success.

  • Collaboration Counts Members Only Content
    Brent E. Edmisten, October, Vol. 20, No. 10, p. 10.

    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    During tough financial times, working collaboratively with suppliers is the most critical strategic sourcing imperative.

  • Collaborations Make a Difference Members Only Content
    Lisa Cooling, February, Vol. 20, No. 2, p. 26.

    Highly collaborative supplier relationships bring challenges, but for those committed to standing out in a crowded marketplace, the rewards can be tremendous.

  • Commercial Acumen Leads to Buyer Power Members Only Content
    Robert Goss, January, Vol. 25, No. 1, p. 10.

    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.

  • Communicate Risk Effectively Members Only Content
    Michael T. Dan, June, Vol. 18, No. 6, p. 10.

    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    You should take the lead in convincing your CEO and board why supply chain resiliency must be a priority.

  • Competition: A Procurement Perspective Members Only Content
    Timothy M. Laseter, Ph.D. and Raj Sharma, February, Vol. 21, No. 2, p. 18.

    How is supplier competition defined in your organization: the right supplier for the need, or for the price?

  • Complex Matters in Mergers Members Only Content
    Robert W. Kuhn, July, Vol. 21, No. 7, p. 30.

    Sustainability: Responsible Supply Management
    When the treatment of corporate social responsibility and sustainability in mega-mergers hangs in the balance, supply management plays a crucial role.

  • Complex Sustainability Yardsticks Members Only Content
    Janet Reed, August, Vol. 23, No. 6, p. 30.

    Sustainability: Responsible Supply Management
    An assessment of the life cycle of cotton shows the complexity involved in collecting environmental impact data.

  • Compliance Through Technology Members Only Content
    Leon Turetsky, February, Vol. 19, No. 2, p. 12.

    Tapping Into ... Logistics — Streamlined Processes
    Implementing a global trade management system enables organizations to achieve significant time and dollar savings during the movement of goods and services.

  • Complying with SOX in the Information Age Members Only Content
    John Yuva, May, Vol. 17, No. 5, p. 26.

    While companies are spending much-needed time accounting for their tangible financial assets for SOX compliance, many are overlooking intangible assets that are just as critical.

  • Comprehensive Sustainability Transformation at IBM Members Only Content
    Lisa Arnseth, April, Vol. 22, No. 2, p. 30.

    Leading by example, IBM makes an impact on its global supply chain by implementing three strategic sustainability initiatives.

  • Consolidating Global Procurement Members Only Content
    Jill Schildhouse, June, Vol. 17, No. 6, p. 30.

    New global savings opportunities resulting from a six-year process to transform a decentralized procurement organization was worth the time invested.

  • Conversations That Matter Members Only Content
    Helen Eckmann and Sarah Frauenzimmer, January, Vol. 19, No. 1, p. 22.

    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.

  • Cooperation Brings Profitability Members Only Content
    Robert Porter Lynch, December, Vol. 18, No. 12, p. 12.

    Tapping Into ... Competitive Advantage — Suppliers Yield Innovations
    More and more organizations are discovering that suppliers can be used as a strategic source that gives them a true competitive advantage.

  • Coors Brews Transformation Members Only Content
    Jill Schildhouse, December, Vol. 17, No. 12, p. 22.

    Supply Management: Professional Profile
    Transforming a purchasing department into a strategic sourcing organization was an invigorating experience for one beer manufacturer.

  • Core Competencies for Strategic Leadership Members Only Content
    Lisa Arnseth, June, Vol. 22, No. 5, p. 32.

    The economic downturn helped bring visibility to supply management, and expanded skills and business-savvy leadership will continue to boost the profession's value to organizations in the future.

  • Corporate Culture Members Only Content
    Marc LeBaron, September, Vol. 20, No. 9, p. 10.

    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    A great corporate culture pays off with a happier, healthier and more engaged workforce.

  • Corporations Should Know "Y" Members Only Content
    John Yuva, July, Vol. 18, No. 7, p. 20. (Exam Alert: )

    Shifts in the corporate workplace are afoot as the nearly 70 million young faces of Generation Y enter the workforce with a sense of empowerment and confidence that cannot be ignored.

  • Cost Reduction A Priority Members Only Content
    Lisa Martin, C.P.M., May, Vol. 19, No. 5, p. 6.

    Executive Access To The Chair
    Your feedback from a recent survey reinforces the importance of cost reduction in today's economic climate.

  • Cost Savings and Sustainability Members Only Content
    Terri Tracey, CAE, Editor, August, Vol. 20, No. 8, p. 4.

    Editor's Page: Supply Management Buzz
    Take advantage of your investment in China while keeping both a domestic and international focus on cost savings and sustainability.

  • Cost Savings or Lost Savings? Members Only Content
    Keith Connolly, November, Vol. 17, No. 11, p. 40.

    Ex Propriis: Contemplation and Thoughts — (Translated from Latin) "Of One's Own Resources"
    How can you make sure that your less tangible, but still valuable, cost savings don't fall straight through the bottomline and into obscurity?

  • Cost and Talent Management Members Only Content
    Terri Tracey, CAE, Editor-in-Chief, November, Vol. 23, No. 9, p. 4.

    From the Editor-in-Chief
    Managing costs and talent helps steer a successful organization.

  • Cost-Containment Calamity Members Only Content
    Bill Michels, June, Vol. 19, No. 6, p. 14.

    Tapping Into ... Cost — Control Supplier Increases
    With the current economy, supply management professionals will have to be more efficient than ever in order to hold down prices.

  • Counteract Increases in Supplier Leverage Members Only Content
    Foster Finley and Bradley Boggess, June, Vol. 21, No. 6, p. .

    While bankruptcies and M&As can shift supplier leverage, implementing a threat review board can prevent or mitigate the effects of these events.

  • Craft a Winning Résumé Members Only Content
    Wendy S. Enelow, CCM, MRW, JCTC, CPRW, September, Vol. 21, No. 9, p. 36.

    Personal Connections: Work. Life. Balance.
    As the job market improves, supply management professionals must take a strategic approach to their résumés to stand out from the competition.

  • Crashing the Legal Department Members Only Content
    Robert DiDomenico, December, Vol. 20, No. 12, p. 12.

    Tapping Into ... Legal Issues in Supply Management
    Working with their organization’s general counsel, supply management professionals can provide strategic cost advantages on the legal side of the house.

  • Create Effective IS Policies Members Only Content
    Joe Boudrie, MCSE, August, Vol. 18, No. 8, p. 36.

    Tech-Know: Tech Issues for the Decisionmaking Supply Manager
    These steps will help you reinforce security and build legally compliant guidelines to protect your knowledge investments and allow for future growth.

  • Create More Diversity Programs Members Only Content
    Lisa Martin, C.P.M., August, Vol. 19, No. 8, p. 6.

    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.

  • Creating NGO Partnerships Members Only Content
    Amy Hargroves, March, Vol. 25, No. 2, p. 32.

    Beyond Borders: Global supply chain strategies
    Supply chain leaders should consider using the knowledge and advocacy power of NGOs when making critical supply chain changes.

  • Creating a Culture of Inclusion Members Only Content
    Linda Jimenez, August, Vol. 21, No. 8, p. 10.

    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    As workplaces grow increasingly diverse, a culture of inclusion is not only a necessity, but also a competitive edge.

  • Creating a Resilient Supply Web Members Only Content
    Mary Siegfried, January, Vol. 24, No. 1, p. .

    Complex Asian supply chains require supply management professionals to design a web of suppliers, manufacturing sites and service networks that are strong, interconnected and risk-averse.

  • Creating an Innovation Culture Members Only Content
    Mary Siegfried, September, Vol. 22, No. 7, p. .

    Innovation requires top management commitment and a willingness to accept failure along with success.

  • Creative Employee Engagement Members Only Content
    Kyle Lagunas, November, Vol. 23, No. 9, p. 42.

    Personal Connections: Work. Life. Balance.
    Inexpensive, creative benefits and perks can boost morale and build a strong culture of employee engagement, helping leaders motivate staff in a competitive supply management talent market.

  • Cross-Cultural Expertise Members Only Content
    Marika Lindstrom, October, Vol. 21, No. 10, p. .

    Become a global ambassador for your supply management organization by demonstrating cross-cultural competencies in sourcing and supplier settings.

  • Cross-Functional Synergy Drives Energy Management Members Only Content
    John Yuva, April, Vol. 20, No. 4, p. 30.

    With an initiative-laden agenda, Royal KPN Telecom is transforming how the company and its value chains leverage energy usage.

  • Cross-Industry Benchmarking Members Only Content
    D. Steven Wade, September, Vol. 21, No. 9, p. 34.

    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    Learn about the value of data in cross-industry benchmarking reports.

  • Cross-Industry Benchmarking Members Only Content
    D. Steven Wade, February, Vol. 20, No. 2, p. 32.

    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    Benchmarking participation is on the rise, according to the Cross-Industry Report of Standard Benchmarks.

  • Cross-Industry Benchmarks Members Only Content
    D. Steven Wade, May, Vol. 18, No. 5, p. 50.

    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    These reports are useful tools for measuring your department performance in many areas, and then comparing it to that of your competitors.

  • Cultivate Retiree Experiential Knowledge Members Only Content
    John Yuva, January, Vol. 20, No. 1, p. 28.

    Retiring supply management executives possess knowledge that is critical to future supply chain effectiveness; organizations must develop the means to accelerate the transfer of this knowledge.

  • Cultivate Supplier Relationships Members Only Content
    Robert J. Engel, November, Vol. 18, No. 11, p. 28.

    In today's competitive environment, developing strategic alliances with key partners is more important than ever.

  • Cut Back On Technology Members Only Content
    Catherine Allen, May, Vol. 24, No. 4, p. 36.

    Personal Connections: Work. Life. Balance.
    It may be difficult to "unplug" at first, but there are numerous benefits to reducing the amount of time you spend on your computer, smartphone or other devices.

  • Damage Control and Prevention Members Only Content
    Andrew Miller, March, Vol. 21, No. 3, p. 20.

    When a relationship with a supplier is in danger of faltering, confident and proactive supply management leadership can save the day.

  • Dare To Lead Members Only Content
    Lisa Cooling, April, Vol. 19, No. 4, p. 32.

    By earning ISM's new CPSM qualification, you can upgrade your professional capabilities and set a higher standard for all your staff to follow.

  • Data's End Game: Risk Prevention Members Only Content
    Robert Houghton, November, Vol. 18, No. 11, p. 32.

    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.

  • Dave Barry Is Not Making This Up Members Only Content
    RaeAnn Slaybaugh, July, Vol. 21, No. 7, p. 26.

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning author and humor columnist shares his thoughts on supply management (kind of), sustainability (sort of), why humor really works at work (for real) and much more.

  • Deal Shapers and Discoverers Members Only Content
    Professor Richard Lamming, April, Vol. 18, No. 4, p. 10.

    Out in Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    When it comes to forecasting the future, one often can get a fresh perspective of this profession by thinking outside the box.

  • December 2009 Semiannual Economic Forecast
    January, Vol. 21, No. 1, p. 12.

    Economic Recovery Continues in 2010

  • Defending Cyberspace Members Only Content
    Mary Siegfried, December, Vol. 22, No. 9, p. 20.

    Businesses search for ways to protect their computer networks and supply chains against relentless attacks by cybercriminals.

  • Defining the Supply Professional Members Only Content
    Janice L. Davis, May, Vol. 23, No. 4, p. 6.

    Executive Access to the Board
    What does it mean to be a 21st-century supply chain professional?

  • Deflect Serious Liabilities Members Only Content
    Allen L. Anderson, January, Vol. 19, No. 1, p. 38.

    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.

  • Delivering Success Members Only Content
    Mary Siegfried, October, Vol. 19, No. 10, p. 30.

    Supply Management Professional Profile: U.S. Postal Service
    Strategic initiatives drive dramatic changes at the U.S. Postal Service’s supply management organization.

  • Destination: Minneapolis Members Only Content
    Jill Schildhouse, February, Vol. 17, No. 2, p. 20.

    The amount of supply management insight found at this year's Conference — held May 7-10, 2006 — could fill 10,000 lakes.

  • Determine On-Contract Needs Members Only Content
    Robert Goss, CPSM, C.P.M., May, Vol. 21, No. 5, p. 10.

    Tapping Into ... Supply Management Issues and Trends
    Align your contracts with your business strategy by properly segmenting your suppliers, defining their value and understanding what the supplier market will bear.

  • Determine What You Value Most to Take Charge of Your Future Members Only Content
    Stephen Schoonover, October, Vol. 23, No. 8, p. 36.

    Personal Connections: Work. Life. Balance.
    Having a life plan can help you keep on course to achieve your personal and professional goals, but it requires honest self-examination.

  • Determining Total Supply Chain Costs Members Only Content
    Mary Lu Harding, C.P.M., CPIM, CIRM, February, Vol. 17, No. 2, p. 10.

    It is important that supply managers have both the eyes and the skills to see opportunity and to capitalize on it.

  • Develop the Entrepreneurial Spirit Members Only Content
    Lisa Anderson, August, Vol. 22, No. 6, p. 38.

    Personal Connections: Work. Life. Balance.
    Leaders can foster an environment that encourages people to think like entrepreneurs, to the benefit of the organization.

  • Developing Diverse Global Supply Chains Members Only Content
    Lisa Arnseth, October, Vol. 23, No. 8, p. 26.

    As multinational companies seek to bring more women-and minority-owned businesses into top supply chain tiers in Canada and South Africa, they're finding that it requires attention to cultural economic details.

  • Dig Deep to Uncover Supplier Capabilities Members Only Content
    Mary Siegfried, October, Vol. 23, No. 8, p. 18.

    Building solid supplier relationships and focusing on value creation can help supply managers discover strategic suppliers' unique capabilities.

  • Disaster Supply Chains Members Only Content
    Terri Tracey, CAE, February, Vol. 21, No. 12, p. 4.

    From the Editor-in-Chief
    Managing supply in disaster situations can be more complex than in recessionary and recovery environments.

  • Disruption in the Supply Chain Members Only Content
    Terri Tracey, CAE, Editor-in-Chief, December, Vol. 21, No. 11, p. 4.

    From the Editor-in-Chief
    Go beyond financial risk to mitigate supply disruption.

  • Diverse Challenges Members Only Content
    Roberta J. Duffy, December, Vol. 17, No. 12, p. 34.

    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    The annual Best Practices Workshop reveals a range of common concerns and ways in which supply managers can address them.

  • Diversity In Globalization Members Only Content
    Ginger Conrad, June, Vol. 18, No. 6, p. 12.

    Tapping Into ... Diversity — Global Opportunities
    Supply management professionals must address globalized projects with the same inclusionary zeal that they have demonstrated in the United States.

  • Diversity Spend Escalates
    March, Vol. 17, No. 3, p. 40.

    CAPS: Supply Management's Leading-Edge Research

    New research survey shows that the majority of organizations (more than 74 percent) have a goal for total spend with diversity suppliers. In particular, big business is increasing its activity, with growth in the spend allocated for women-owned businesses.

  • Diversity in the Supply Chain Members Only Content
    Terri Tracey, CAE, Editor-in-Chief, October, Vol. 22, No. 8, p. 4.

    From the Editor-in-Chief
    McDonald's has a very clear, strategic focus on diversity, and uses it to guide its supplier selection and management decisions.

  • Do You Measure Up? Members Only Content
    Jill Schildhouse and Robert M. Monczka, Ph.D., C.P.M., August, Vol. 17, No. 8, p. 22.

    Knowing how your suppliers rate your supply management department can help identify problem areas and improve processes.

  • Do Your Hiring Homework Members Only Content
    Tom Mulherin, February, Vol. 23, No. 1, p. .

    Preparation is key to avoiding common mistakes when hiring new supply management professionals.

  • Documentary Letters of Credit Members Only Content
    Martin J. Carrara, J.D., C.P.M., July, Vol. 17, No. 7, p. 38.

    Legal Briefs: Supply Management's Legal Issues
    When making a first-time purchase from a supplier in a foreign country, you may be forced to make advanced payment. There is another option available.

  • Documenting Product Safety Members Only Content
    Lee L. Bishop, February, Vol. 21, No. 12, p. .

    When it comes to ensuring product safety, get it in writing.

  • Does E-Auction Design Matter? Members Only Content
    Alan Buxton, January, Vol. 19, No. 1, p. 36.

    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.

  • Does Your Compensation Stack Up? Members Only Content
    Michael Schwanz, May, Vol. 19, No. 5, p. 4.

    Editor's Page: Supply Management Buzz
    Our annual salary survey provides invaluable information for supply professionals, concerning both their position as well as those of their key staff.

  • Don't Let Trade Compliance Be Your Firm's Weak Link Members Only Content
    Jeremy K. Huffman, May, Vol. 24, No. 4, p. 12.

    Tapping Into ... Supply Management Issues and Trends
    Complex laws require supply management practitioners to stay on top of trade compliance regulations that can impact links throughout the supply chain.

  • Don't Suffer in Silence Members Only Content
    Tim Kehl, August, Vol. 23, No. 6, p. 34.

    Personal Connections: Work. Life. Balance.
    Asking for help is a sign of strength in a leader, not weakness.

  • Draft Effective Warranties Members Only Content
    John R. Trentacosta, August, Vol. 21, No. 8, p. 12.

    Tapping Into ... Supply Management Issues and Trends
    With a variety of product warranties, supply management professionals must know when each is appropriate and how to craft the best terms.

  • Drive Change With a Solid Business Case Members Only Content
    Brett Walker, August, Vol. 24, No. 6, p. 12.

    Tapping Into ... Supply Management Issues and Trends
    Partnership and collaboration are integral to a focused business case that enables execution and drives real benefit to the company.

  • Drive Supply Chain Excellence Through Performance Metrics Members Only Content
    Yatish Desai, December, Vol. 22, No. 9, p. 36.

    To transform supply chain effectiveness, performance measurement must be a focus of continuous improvement.

  • Driving Change Members Only Content
    Shelley Stewart, Jr., April, Vol. 20, No. 4, p. 6.

    Executive Access to the Chair
    Effective supply management leadership brings bottom-line contributions.

  • Driving Maximum Value Through Supply Relationships Members Only Content
    Mark Helmold, MBA, June, Vol. 21, No. 6, p. .

    Strategic supplier management in the ever-changing automotive industry has been a crucial tool to ensure survival in a challenging global marketplace. Lessons learned here can apply to almost any industry.

  • Driving Supply Chain Sustainability Members Only Content
    Jonathan W. Newton, April, Vol. 24, No. 3, p. 32.

    Sustainability: Responsible Supply Management
    Ford Motor Company is enhancing sustainability management and performance across its supply chain through an innovative supplier partnership initiative.

  • Driving Value Through Synergy Members Only Content
    Alice Shepherd, April, Vol. 18, No. 4, p. 30.

    Supply Management: Professional Profile
    With a clear vision, the supply management and real estate operations of Unisys became a fully integrated function in a short, three-month timeframe.

  • E-Tool Optimization Members Only Content
    Roberta J. Duffy, August, Vol. 18, No. 8, p. 32.

    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    Industry professionals often struggle with how to use technology systems effectively. These suggestions should help you crystallize your priorities.

  • Early Alignment Creates Lasting Success Members Only Content
    Lisa Arnseth, August, Vol. 24, No. 6, p. 26.

    Tasked with creating a strategic procurement department from the ground up, Daiichi Sankyo Inc.'s head of strategic sourcing and procurement explains how a governance board and a focus on continuous improvement has made success possible in a short amount of time.

  • Earn More From Dispositioned Assets Members Only Content
    John Yuva, August, Vol. 18, No. 8, p. 20.

    Supply management executives who implement asset and investment recovery initiatives can significantly boost their companies' profit.

  • Ecological Intelligence: A New Evolution Members Only Content
    Daniel Goleman, April, Vol. 20, No. 4, p. 22.

    The demand for sustainability throughout the supply chain sends a clear message to organizations: It is now an expectation, not an exception.

  • Economic Growth To Continue In 2007
    June, Vol. 18, No. 6, p. 16.

    Semiannual Forecast: Spring 2007
    Economic growth in the United States is sustainable throughout the remainder of 2007, say the nation's purchasing and supply executives in their Spring 2007 Semiannual Economic Forecast. Expectations for the remainder of 2007 are encouraging in both the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors.

  • Economic Growth To Continue In 2008
    January, Vol. 19, No. 1, p. 14.

    Semiannual Forecast: December 2007

  • Economic Growth to Continue Throughout 2008 Members Only Content
    June, Vol. 19, No. 6, p. 18.

    Semiannual Forecast — Spring 2008

  • Economic Slowdown to Continue in 2009
    January, Vol. 20, No. 1, p. 14.

    Semiannual Forecast: December 2008

  • Educated, to a Degree Members Only Content
    Paul Novak, C.P.M., A.P.P., June, Vol. 17, No. 6, p. 8.

    Executive Access: To the CEO
    Academics and education — it is important to understand the role each plays in our profession.

  • Electric Utility Sustainability Members Only Content
    D. Steven Wade, December, Vol. 21, No. 11, p. 48.

    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    The results are in from the 2010 CAPS benchmarking report on environmental sustainability in the electric utility industry.

  • Embed Supplier Resources for Maximum Results Members Only Content
    Lisa Smith, CPSM, September, Vol. 22, No. 7, p. .

    Find optimal value by bringing supplier resources in-house as part of your supply management group — but the process will require unique considerations for success.

  • Embrace Social Networking Members Only Content
    John D. Blascovich, CPSM, C.P.M., October, Vol. 19, No. 10, p. 6.

    Executive Access To The Board
    There is a terrific opportunity in the future to use the latest technologies to improve communication and business processes among both staff and suppliers.

  • Embracing a Holistic Approach Members Only Content
    Mark Bueltmann, February, Vol. 21, No. 2, p. 30.

    Sustainability: Responsible Supply Management
    Supply chain environmental sustainability is best undertaken as a multipronged process, with the understanding that there is no single, common solution.

  • Employment Contracts Members Only Content
    Thomas J. Lynch, December, Vol. 17, No. 12, p. 32.

    Legal Briefs: Supply Management's Legal Issues
    When making a hiring decision, it is imperative to properly categorize your new hire's status as an employee or independent contractor.

  • Empowering End Users Members Only Content
    Mary Siegfried, June, Vol. 17, No. 6, p. 36.

    Sourcing wizard frees up staff and is cost-effective for customers.

  • Endless Possibilities - October 2006
    November, Vol. 17, No. 11, p. 4.

    Editor's Page
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  • Engaged In The Beginning Members Only Content
    Roberta J. Duffy, April, Vol. 19, No. 4, p. 44.

    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    A new research study examines the importance of supplier involvement and development in new product development — and how the buying organization can influence supplier performance.

  • Engaging Suppliers in Environmental Sustainability Members Only Content
    Craig Carter, Ph.D., September, Vol. 24, No. 7, p. 34.

    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    While the challenges are many, a recent CAPS Research Critical Issues event identifies work-arounds and the benefits of driving environmental sustainability into the supply base.

  • Engaging Suppliers to Excel Members Only Content
    Lisa Arnseth, September, Vol. 21, No. 9, p. 20.

    Strategic performance management teams give Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control (MFC) a clear shot at collaborative innovation and cost reduction targets.

  • Enterprise Dashboards Members Only Content
    Tom O'Dea, June, Vol. 17, No. 6, p. 40.

    Tech-Know: Tech Issues for the Decisionmaking Supply Manager
    Many technologies exist to help supply managers make the critical decisions they are faced with daily. Dashboards are one such option that offer real-time monitoring of key performance indicators through graphically displayed charts. Find out if this data solution is a step in the right direction for your organization.

  • Environmental Champions Members Only Content
    Roberta J. Jennings, June, Vol. 21, No. 6, p. 34.

    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    New research outlines the importance of your approach to engage managers and colleagues in supporting environmental initiatives for supply management.

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    Mark Snyderman, April, Vol. 22, No. 2, p. .

    To make a lasting impact, it pays to move beyond a compliance and enforcement mentality to values-based relationships anchored in cooperation and trust.

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    Because the business world is not as simple as black or white, supply managers must do their part to ensure ethical behavior within their organizations. A clear understanding of how "ethics" is interpreted across your company helps lessen this troublesome gray area.

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    Tapping Into ... Supply Management Ethics — A Global Approach
    Recognizing the international reach of supply management, ISM's ethical principles and standards represent the profession in global context.

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    Terry Volpel, CPSM, C.P.M., SCMP, June, Vol. 24, No. 5, p. 12.

    Tapping Into ... Supply Management Issues and Trends
    Understanding the risks involved can help supply management practitioners navigate these challenging sourcing strategies.

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    Legal Briefs: Supply Management's Legal Issues
    Lessons can be learned from a recent court case involving notification of contract modifications, both for you and your suppliers.

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    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    Recent research finds many strategies that are key to future success are often the ones least implemented.

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    Tapping Into ... CARGO SECURITY — New Regulation Compliance
    A looming January 2010 cargo security initiative could significantly impact the cost and flow of the inbound supply chain.

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    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    Supplier relationships, designing optimum supply networks, managing talent and one comprehensive look at supply management in the decade ahead — these were the hot topics among CPOs at the most recent CAPS Research Executive Roundtable.

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    Personal Connections: Work. Life. Balance.
    An executive search firm may be your next ticket to the perfect position. Have you nurtured a relationship that is collaborative and trusting?

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    Executive Access to the Chair
    Promoting it within your organization promises three potential payoffs.

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    Personal Connections: Work. Life. Balance.
    If you want to become a big fish in a small pond, consider the opportunities that a small-town career has to offer.

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    Ex Propriis: Contemplation and Thoughts — (Translated from Latin) "Of One's Own Resources"
    Where can you find the resources you need to expand the range of your diversity hiring efforts? The suggestions below should help.

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    Tech-Know: Tech Issues for the Decisionmaking Supply Manager
    Software as a Service (SaaS) products reinvigorate the supply management market with benefits for both large and small businesses.

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    With more organizations relying on supplier innovation to drive strategic initiatives, the ability to collaborate has never been more critical.

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    Executive Access to the CEO
    The deadline to take the C.P.M. Exams is extended; also, take a look at ISM's financials.

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    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.

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    Companies that are trying to identify and grow local leadership in emerging countries face a leadership gap that is broad and deep.

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    CAPS: Supply Management's Leading-Edge Research
    A new report defines key differences between financial services and other industry groups for benchmarking purposes.

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    A variety of indirect services provide prime opportunities for supply management to find savings and improve quality.

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    When M&As and reorganizations occur, supply chain practitioners have to be proactive and flexible to survive and thrive.

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    No matter the size of the organization, supporting a supplier in need is the epitome of being a supply chain partner.

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    Michael Schwanz, October, Vol. 18, No. 10, p. 4.

    Editor's Page: Supply Management Buzz
    To achieve true innovation in your company, try to stretch your mind to recapture the limitless imagination that all of us had as 5-year-olds.

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    Personal Connections: Work. Life. Balance.
    When reassessing your career options, you don't have to do it alone.

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    Turn the volumes of data your organization is collecting into insights that give you a leg up on the competition.

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    Personal Connections: Work. Life. Balance.
    Learning how to align what you do with what you value is an important part of keeping it all in perspective both at work and at home.

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    Tapping Into ... Organizational Strategy — Looking Within
    The efficiency and effectiveness of the supply management function often depends on its organizational structure and governance.

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    No two suppliers are alike, but using basic principles around motivation may help define relationship parameters in a complex, ever-changing world.

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    Five best practices for statement auditing can help uncover financial anomalies by examining a large percentage of the supply base.

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    Lisa Arnseth, October, Vol. 22, No. 8, p. 22.

    Using a pull strategy in the supply chain to respond to customer demand comes with several challenges, but a combination of pull and push strategies can be highly effective.

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    Tech-Know: Tech Issues for the Decision-making Supply Professional
    New systems promise to detect and prevent malicious parties from accessing your valuable data. What is the best option to secure your organization's network?

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    Roberta J. Duffy, March, Vol. 17, No. 3, p. 30.

    It's obviously come a long way since the Pony Express, but what the U.S. Postal Service supply chain team has delivered in the last five years is nothing short of incredible. It has captured $2.1 billion in savings through major initiatives and — most importantly — kept its internal clients excited about change.

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    In today's global economy, understanding spend and the dynamics of the supply chain will separate top organizations from the pack.

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    Roberta J. Duffy, June, Vol. 17, No. 6, p. 44.

    CAPS: Supply Management's Leading-Edge Research
    A major study starts examining several predictions about the supply management function. Today's leaders forecast what will be in store by 2011.

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    When negotiations hit a roadblock, a top-level executive may be needed to clear the path to an agreement.

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    Omid Ghamami, September, Vol. 24, No. 7, p. 12.

    Tapping Into ... Supply Management Issues and Trends
    If supply chain practitioners want suppliers to perform better, they should establish metrics and measurements upfront.

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    Sarmento Silva, C.P.M., June, Vol. 17, No. 6, p. 12.

    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    Your efforts as an effective leader are assessed by how well your leadership qualities live on tomorrow in those you supervise and teach today.

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    CAPS Research Team, June, Vol. 24, No. 5, p. 40.

    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    Collaboration offers a unique relationship requiring strategic approaches beyond day-to-day communication improvements.

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    Lisa Arnseth, August, Vol. 20, No. 8, p. 26.

    Supply Management Professional Profile: Gaylord Hotels
    Richard Oakes' supply management team at Gaylord Hotels excels at procuring specialized items for some of the most elaborate, meeting-friendly hotels in the United States.

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    Terri Tracey, CAE, March, Vol. 21, No. 3, p. 4.

    Editor's Page: Supply Management Buzz
    Procurement fraud can devastate an organization; work through the supply chain to prevent long-term or permanent damage.

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    John D. Blascovich, C.P.M., April, Vol. 18, No. 4, p. 6.

    Executive Access to the Board
    The road to the corner office may not be such a long haul after all, based on recent advancements by supply management professionals.

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    Roberta J. Jennings, September, Vol. 19, No. 9, p. 40.

    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    When implemented effectively, performance measurement tools have a tremendous potential to create value and bring benefits to your organization.

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    Lisa Arnseth, April, Vol. 21, No. 4, p. 20.

    LG Electronics is awarded a 2010 R. Gene Richter Award for Leadership and Innovation in Supply Management.

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    Kyle Ramey, September, Vol. 20, No. 9, p. 30.

    Sustainability: Responsible Supply Management
    A biotech company makes the switch to inflatable bags to reduce its packaging impact on the environment — and the bottom line.

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    Mary Siegfried, November, Vol. 24, No. 9, p. 26.

    With the goal of conducting targeted, structured research, ISM is committed to becoming a supply chain research leader.

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    Mary Siegfried, July, Vol. 19, No. 7, p. 30.

    Continuous improvement drives new Best Business Practices pathways at Johnson Controls, Inc.

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    Jeffrey A. Miller, MSW, February, Vol. 20, No. 2, p. 34.

    Personal Connections: Work. Life. Balance.
    Is your anxiety affecting your ability to think clearly and creatively? Here are some tips that may help you and your employees.

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    Lisa Arnseth, May, Vol. 24, No. 4, p. 32.

    Sustainability: Responsible Supply Management
    Genetically modified crops present a variety of opportunities — and possibly expensive risks — for the agriculture supply chain.

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    Terri L. Griffith, Ph.D., September, Vol. 23, No. 7, p. 10.

    Tapping Into ... Supply Management Issues and Trends
    General and supply chain-specific tools can connect people and companies while providing business intelligence.

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    Scott D. Rosenberg and Harold Halpern, November, Vol. 23, No. 9, p. 12.

    Tapping Into ... Supply Management Issues and Trends
    Complex software licensing agreements require supply management professionals to rely on their best negotiating skills. Five basic guidelines can help them obtain the best contract for their companies.

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    Shelley Stewart, Jr., CPSM, July, Vol. 21, No. 7, p. 6.

    Executive Access to the Chair
    Securing your spot requires solid influencing skills and diverse work experiences.

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    Lisa Arnseth, March, Vol. 22, No. 1, p. 24.

    Professional educational tracks at ISM's Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit bring leading-edge knowledge to supply management professionals.

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    Lara Nichols, May, Vol. 22, No. 3, p. 12.

    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    Honing these CPO-friendly traits can elevate you from a good supply management executive to a great one.

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    John Yuva, December, Vol. 20, No. 12, p. 22.

    Organizations have a wealth of information flowing through their data streams, but how that asset is collected, processed and analyzed determines its value to the enterprise.

  • Getting Up to Speed Members Only Content
    Mark S. White, July, Vol. 17, No. 7, p. 44.

    Ex Propriis: Contemplation and Thoughts — (Translated from Latin) "Of One's Own Resources"
    How would you help your new supply manager, who has no supply experience, learn on the job — and gain the respect of her staff?

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    Ron Watt, MBA, January, Vol. 18, No. 1, p. 40.

    Ex Propriis: Contemplation and Thoughts — (Translated from Latin) "Of One's Own Resources"
    Would it be better to go formal or a bit more casual for your first opportunity to sit down and talk about supply with your brand-new CEO?

  • Getting in Sync Members Only Content
    Jill Schildhouse, July, Vol. 17, No. 7, p. 32.

    Amgen's procurement team uses key company strategies to drive value to new heights.

  • Getting the Most From Optimization Members Only Content
    Mary Siegfried, April, Vol. 20, No. 4, p. 32.

    The U.S. Postal Service takes optimization to the next level, creating a powerful tool that helps supply management save money and work smarter.

  • Give Advice Sparingly Members Only Content
    Mark Murphy, December, Vol. 18, No. 12, p. 10.

    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    Most executives freely offer their opinions throughout the day, but knowing how often to do it — and how to do it tactfully — is an art form.

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    Valerie Gryniewicz, April, Vol. 19, No. 4, p. 48.

    Ex Propriis: Contemplation And Thoughts — (Translated from Latin) "Of One's Own Resources"
    The best and quickest way to gain your new staff's trust and acceptance may be as easy as taking the time to sit down and get to know them.

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    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
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    New research shows that integrated global supply operations will be the norm in coming years, if firms can coordinate data, personnel and strategies.

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    Like clouds, our global environment is always moving and changing with the elements.

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    Globalization presents plenty of opportunity, but along with it come complex issues around logistics networks.

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    Supply management professionals have an opportunity to make a profound impact on an international scale through well-informed strategies for supplier diversity.

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    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
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    With greater knowledge about the services and business processes of 3PLs, supply management organizations can more effectively choose a provider with the critical infrastructure to achieve their strategic goals.

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    Personal Connections: Work. Life. Balance.
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    Sustainability: Responsible Supply Management
    A new report from A.T. Kearney sheds light on how effectively suppliers — and their major customers — are implementing carbon-management practices.

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    In today’s marketplace where global partnerships abound, non-disclosure agreements are an important component of the arsenal for protecting intellectual property.

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    Sustainability: Responsible Supply Management
    Higher education offers a compelling peek into the role supply management organizations will play in the move to make sustainable business "business as usual."

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    Sustainability: Responsible Supply Management
    When harvesting the financial benefits of going green, it can pay to look for any remaining low-hanging fruit.

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    Sustainability: Responsible Supply Management
    Standard guidelines to track carbon emissions throughout the supply chain can help you meet consumers' green demands.

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    The road to green energy and fuel efficiency in the supply chain is paved with supporting programs and strong supplier relationships, especially with third-party logistics providers.

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    With its diverse cultures and focus on business development, this region has become even more viable as a sourcing alternative.

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    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    Nurturing a supply management career involves building on experience, service and personal development.

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    Sustainability: Responsible Supply Management
    AT&T's rating system reports the environmental impact of its products to consumers and helps drive responsible supplier performance.

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    In response to the recent economic turmoil, many supply management organizations are extending payment terms to suppliers. What should you consider when evaluating this option? Making the right decision, as well as looking at the possible pros and significant cons, can pave the path to future supplier relationships.

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    A simple four-number methodology to determine the actual impact of input prices on the bottom line can bring transparency to supply management's savings efforts.

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    Supply Management Professional Profile
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    Tapping Into ... Supply Management Issues and Trends
    Procurement organizations and suppliers often have divergent interests in IP, but there are ways to protect both parties and build relationships.

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    From the Managing Editor
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    Michael G. Haynes with Siemens Building Technologies is the first person to earn the new coveted qualification.

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    Executive Access to the CEO
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    How does your compensation stack up to your colleagues? ISM brings you the results after surveying supply management professionals across the United States.

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    Overall, compensation in most categories within the industry continues to escalate at a healthy rate.

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    Average salaries have increased 6.8 percent since last year, with a new average of US$98,117.

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    The average salary increased very slightly, with supply professionals rating an organization's financial stability as the most important item in choosing an employer.

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    Supply management professionals are seeing a major increase in their average salaries compared with 2009.

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    While the average salary for supply management professionals dipped slightly, job satisfaction emerged as the leading factor in job choice.

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    Tapping Into ... Supply Management Issues and Trends
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    Legal Briefs: Supply Management's Legal Issues
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    Mitigating a natural disaster's impact on the supply chain requires a business continuity plan with predictive analysis and agile operations.

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    A recent CAPS Research report assesses both the importance and implementation of various supply strategies. The gaps can help organizations establish priorities.

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    The shift toward more strategic, higher-value IT offshoring is a significant next step in the evolution of the relationship between multinationals and their suppliers.

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    While the expected trends in indirect procurement are progressing more slowly than anticipated, new areas of savings and value creation are apparent.

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    As volatility increases and new threats emerge, supply management should seize opportunities for greater involvement in enterprise risk management initiatives.

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    If top management asks your department to get involved with major IT purchases, it can be a formidable challenge. These strategies will make the process go smoother.

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    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
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    The business impact of ISO standards may not always be perfectly clear, but they can play a useful role in a global supply chain risk management strategy.

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    Executive Access to the CEO
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    Ex Propriis: Contemplation and Thoughts — (Translated from Latin) "Of One's Own Resources"
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    Companies that view outsourcing first as a means in which to reshape their businesses, then as a cost-cutting tool, achieve more significant results. Be sure to consider such items as risk, transition and which model makes the most sense for your organization.

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    Following the disasters in Japan, a number of industries around the world face interrupted supply chains and legal questions regarding supplier contracts.

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    The Japan earthquake and tsunami disasters have taken their toll on Japanese industry and on several global supply chains.

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    Personal Connections: Work. Life. Balance.
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    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
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    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.

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    Are your company's employees aware of your key assets? Not knowing who knows what may cost companies millions of dollars per year.

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    Ex Propriis: Contemplation And Thoughts — (Translated from Latin) "Of One's Own Resources"
    By taking a clear and active approach, supply managers can get a handle on their international operations from anywhere in the world.

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    Tech-Know: Tech Issues for the Decision-Making Supply Professional
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    From the Managing Editor
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    From the Editor
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    Sustainable supply chains require adaptable, responsible leaders to examine risks and ensure that the natural world remains balanced with business.

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    Executive Access To The Board
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    Ex Propriis: Contemplation and Thoughts — (Translated from Latin) "Of One's Own Resources"
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    Sustainability: Responsible Supply Management
    In the coming decades, water availability and access will become issues throughout the supply chain, so proactive measures now can get your organization going with the conservation flow.

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    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    Pay attention to these tenets for guarding your company's most valuable asset.

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    For the author, an internship program at Abbott set his professional career on a course for success. Here's why he believes students and new supply management practitioners should consider rotational programs.

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    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
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    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
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    Sustainability: Responsible Supply Management
    IBM is using decades of experience in environmental and social responsibility to make significant changes in its supply chain.

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    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
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    Personal Connections: Work. Life. Balance.
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    This year's J. Shipman medalist exemplifies the importance of seeing the "big picture" and developing strong business acumen.

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    The 2009 winner of the J. Shipman Gold Medal Award has forged a professional legacy on his willingness to challenge the status quo and persistence in bringing about meaningful change.

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    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
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    From the Editor-in-Chief
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    As more supply chain programs emerge in academic institutions, there's a greater need for today's executive to pass along his or her knowledge to tomorrow's supply management leaders.

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    Personal Connections: Work. Life. Balance.
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    Take control of your professional development and career path by attending ISM's Annual International Supply Management Conference.

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    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
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    By collaborating and using sophisticated, coordinated efforts, corporate supply management and in-house legal departments can find the most value in the complex legal category.

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    A shift to a systems approach is critical to delivering value in the healthcare supply chain.

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    Editor's Page: Supply Management Buzz
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    The importance of being a good customer cannot be overstated, and asking for candid feedback can make a tremendous, positive difference in supplier relationships.

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    From the Editor
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    ISM® Offerings: ROSMASM Rolls Out
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    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
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    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."

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    Legal Briefs: Supply Management's Legal Issues
    Widely used in supply management, a Letter of Intent is used to signal serious intent to carry out certain business activities. Learn why you would want such a document, what protections should be included in this agreement and under what conditions you should sign a Letter of Intent.

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    Tapping Into ... Knowledge Management — Information Sharing
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    Tapping Into ... Supply Management Issues and Trends
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    Stephen C. Rogers, August, Vol. 18, No. 8, p. 24.

    To achieve maximum creativity in your operation, practice the three Ms of innovation: motivation, mandate and mind-set.

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    Carma Spence-Pothitt, April, Vol. 19, No. 4, p. 28.

    To be an outstanding manager, it's helpful that you relate to all your staff, including the newest generation to enter the supply management profession. In this article, we provide viewpoints from some promising newcomers.

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    Michael E. Burke and Evelyn M. Suarez, May, Vol. 19, No. 5, p. 42.

    Legal Briefs: Supply Management's Legal Issues
    Supply management professionals can successfully bring a case against a Chinese supplier, but many obstacles must be overcome.

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    Legal Briefs: Supply Management's Legal Issues
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    Tapping Into ... Supply Management Issues and Trends
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    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
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    The 2012 J. Shipman medalist is a modern-day discoverer in search of what's next.

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    Regularly refining corporate strategies and building the kind of capabilities and organizations that can proactively tap tomorrow's lowest total costs, not just today's, is essential for successful low-cost country sourcing.

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    CAPS Research Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
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    John T. Shapiro and Jeffrey J. Mayer, October, Vol. 19, No. 10, p. 36.

    Legal Briefs: Supply Management's Legal Issues
    When a relationship with a long-term supplier winds down, things can often get messy. These suggestions will help you avoid nasty — and costly — litigation.

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    Cost modeling produces information to help supply managers negotiate, reduce procurement costs and make sound business choices.

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    By taking on the role of mentor, supply management leaders can play a vital role in enriching the professional lives of promising individuals.

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    An acquisition presents an ideal opportunity to formally assess performance, and develop a plan to take the supply management function to the next level.

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    Sustainability: Responsible Supply Management
    Renewable energy certificates and carbon credits are changing the environmental game, but these tools require diligent business analysis by supply management to choose the correct solution.

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    With supply management emerging as a critical business function, the onus is on you to emerge as a real business leader.

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    A waste reduction program evolves into a long-term strategy, freeing up cash flow and reducing costs while meeting customer demand for refurbished mobile phones.

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    Communication, training and periodic review can improve the handling of ethical challenges, both inside the organization and with external suppliers.

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    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    While the economic turmoil over the last few years is weakening, supplier solvency issues remain.

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    Accomplishing today's corporate goals and initiatives requires a global effort and an understanding of human tendencies.

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    Legal Briefs: Supply Management's Legal Issues
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    CAPS Research: Sharing knowledge and best practices
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    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
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    CAPS Research, April, Vol. 23, No. 3, p. 32.

    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    Companies score their level of risk management around commodity pricing and availability, with some surprising results.

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    Jim Nelles and Cullen Ruegemer, October, Vol. 20, No. 10, p. 26.

    Seven holistic strategies can go a long way toward reducing earnings unpredictability.

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    Personal Connections: Work. Life. Balance.
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    Joe Z. Xing, April, Vol. 20, No. 4, p. 12.

    Tapping Into ... Supplier Enablement — Relationships Amid Technology
    When sporadic, irregular demand occurs in the supply chain, specialized techniques are required to achieve accurate forecasting.

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    Jackie Sturm, April, Vol. 23, No. 3, p. 12.

    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    Look beyond the criticism of Generation Y and learn how to successfully manage the workforce of the future.

  • Managing Product Data Members Only Content
    Daniel Teachey, February, Vol. 21, No. 2, p. 12.

    Tapping Into ... Supply Management Issues and Trends
    For more accurate inventory management and spend analysis results, organizations must look to how product data are being classified.

  • Managing Risk in Today's World Members Only Content
    Paul Novak, CPSM, C.P.M., A.P.P., MCIPS, June, Vol. 22, No. 5, p. 6.

    Executive Access to the Chair
    The events of the past three years — both financial and environmental — have placed increasing importance on risk management strategy.

  • Managing Risks in Volatile Raw Materials Markets Members Only Content
    Jeff Shulman, Patricio Ibáñez and Andrew Corr, October, Vol. 21, No. 10, p. 32.

    By integrating business units into the management and risk strategies of raw materials, organizations can overcome the volatility in these markets.

  • Managing Supplier Risk for Competitive Advantage Members Only Content
    Robert M. Tevelson, Petros Paranikas and Byron J. Paul, August, Vol. 21, No. 8, p. 18.

    In today's volatile marketplace, supply management executives must be proactive in their approach to risk and drive that mindset throughout the supply chain.

  • Managing U.S. Patent Applications Members Only Content
    Geoff Zwemke, September, Vol. 22, No. 7, p. 38.

    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    A new survey from CAPS Research examines how companies prepare and process their patent applications.

  • Managing Your Career Members Only Content
    Ronald D. Schnur, CPSM, October, Vol. 21, No. 10, p. 6.

    Executive Access to the Board
    Take proactive steps with your career to best prepare yourself for the future.

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    Janet L. Hartley, Ph.D. and George A. Zsidisin, Ph.D., C.P.M., August, Vol. 23, No. 6, p. 22.

    The price and availability of commodities have been volatile in recent years, requiring supply managers to strategically manage this supply chain risk.

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    Highlights of the Monthly Report On Business® Releases - February 2014 Data.

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  • Manufacturing's Labor Crisis Members Only Content
    Tim Hanley and Tom Morrison, November, Vol. 19, No. 11, p. 12.

    Tapping Into ... Workforce Management — Retooling for the Future
    The manufacturing industry is facing a significant talent shortfall, the scope of which we are only now beginning to understand.

  • Market Intelligence Matters Members Only Content
    Joseph Mullan, September, Vol. 22, No. 7, p. 22.

    Gathering and analyzing market intelligence can help supply management better manage its supply chain — and get it noticed throughout the company.

  • Marketing Sustainability Members Only Content
    Stephen R. Bernard and Robert E. Boyle, November, Vol. 19, No. 11, p. 10.

    Out in Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    Communicating your organization's sustainability program to all key stakeholders can be a challenge, especially for international organizations. These suggestions should help you map out a plan that works.

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    Jonathan Wright, Derek Jones and Seb Hoyle, November, Vol. 20, No. 11, p. 30.

    Sustainability: Responsible Supply Management
    Organizations that are meeting sustainability goals during the current economic downturn have one thing in common: supply management professionals who recognize the powerful opportunity and value of going green.

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    Lisa Arnseth, March, Vol. 21, No. 3, p. 24.

    Apollo Group's supply management organization has grown from a legacy procurement group to a strategic sourcing entity, thanks to transparency and top-down support.

  • Maximize Team Performance Members Only Content
    Michael Rodriguez, April, Vol. 21, No. 4, p. 24.

    Promote synergistic gains within your sourcing teams while avoiding threats to performance.

  • Maximizing Relationships Members Only Content
    Craig Reed, ISM Board Member, August, Vol. 20, No. 8, p. 6.

    Executive Access to the Board
    Staying close to the operations side of your organization and to your suppliers can help you gain control over cost, flow, and quality of goods and services.

  • May 2011 Semiannual Economic Forecast
    June, Vol. 22, No. 5, p. 18.

    Economic Growth to Continue Throughout 2011

  • Meaningful Relationships Members Only Content
    Paul Novak, C.P.M., A.P.P., September, Vol. 17, No. 9, p. 6.

    Executive Access to the CEO
    It is important to distinguish between what supplier relationship management means and what it doesn't mean.

  • Measure and Manage CO2 Action Members Only Content
    Frances Way, July, Vol. 20, No. 7, p. 30.

    Sustainability: Responsible Supply Management
    Raising awareness among suppliers is the first step in managing climate change in the supply chain.

  • Measuring Green Members Only Content
    CAPS Research, May, Vol. 23, No. 4, p. 38.

    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    Organizations are realizing the current state of establishing standards and metrics for sustainability efforts is not as defined as other areas of measurement.

  • Measuring Services Outsourcing Members Only Content
    D. Steven Wade, August, Vol. 22, No. 6, p. 36.

    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    Customer interactions impact the approaches to managing the outsourcing of different types of services.

  • Measuring the Value of Supply Members Only Content
    Sid Johnson, CPSM, December, Vol. 22, No. 9, p. 6.

    Executive Access to the Chair
    Use business performance and process performance metrics to increase the value of supply management.

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    Donald R. Cassling, December, Vol. 18, No. 12, p. 34.

    Legal Briefs: Supply Management's Legal Issues
    Deciding which dispute resolution mechanism to employ when dealing with suppliers depends on the nature of your working relationship.

  • Meet Changing Talent Demands Members Only Content
    Deborah K. Beavin, May, Vol. 23, No. 4, p. .

    An organized supply management process with extensive analysis helps shed light on contingent labor cost details at Humana.

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    Mickey North Rizza, December, Vol. 21, No. 11, p. .

    Are your supply management capabilities and C-suite expectations aligned with the maturity of your procurement organization?

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    Mary Siegfried, September, Vol. 23, No. 7, p. 20.

    Although often overlooked, middle-market companies are making positive impacts on the economy and the global supply chain.

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    Mary Rollman, November, Vol. 17, No. 11, p. 12.

    Tapping Into ... Managing Suppliers
    Collaborative sourcing and supplier relationship management software may both have a place in your organization, but it's not the same place. They are two distinct approaches to managing suppliers. In order to reap the benefits of both, mind the gap — know when to keep them apart and how to bring them together.

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    Lisa Arnseth, February, Vol. 23, No. 1, p. 18.

    The global strategic procurement team at Vale is a rich source of value for this rapidly expanding mining company based in Brazil.

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    Jill Schildhouse, July, Vol. 17, No. 7, p. 28.

    ISM offered up an all-star cast of keynote speakers at this year's Annual Conference.

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    David E. Malone, March, Vol. 18, No. 3, p. 22.

    U.S. firms are competing globally now more than ever before, and it is no longer acceptable to have large, viable segments of our economy underperforming.

  • Mission-Driven Supply Management Members Only Content
    Lisa Cooling, September, Vol. 19, No. 9, p. 26.

    Trinity Health: Supply Management Professional Profile
    At Trinity Health, Louis Fierens is committed to running a healthy SCM organization at a time when healthcare concerns are a major issue for the United States.

  • Mitigate Risk, Sustain Supply Members Only Content
    John Yuva, September, Vol. 17, No. 9, p. 22.

    By examining supply chain interdependencies and identifying areas with potential high-risk exposure, companies can formulate global risk mitigation strategies.

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    Richard Wilding, August, Vol. 18, No. 8, p. 12.

    Tapping Into ... Risk Management — New Strategies
    Although there always will be some uncertainties in this profession, these strategies may help you minimize potential crises.

  • Mitigate Supply Disruptions Members Only Content
    Roberta J. Duffy, April, Vol. 18, No. 4, p. 40.

    CAPS Research Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    The entire supply chain must collaborate to ensure a timely response in the event of an unexpected disruption.

  • Model for Sustainability Members Only Content
    Inna Nirenburg, MBA, SPSM and Robert Sroufe, Ph.D., February, Vol. 23, No. 1, p. 30.

    Sustainability: Responsible Supply Management
    A broad review of sustainable supply management literature provides insights into achieving the benefits of sustainability.

  • Modeling Contract Risks Members Only Content
    Alejandro Salazar, August, Vol. 21, No. 8, p. .

    With lessons learned from the financial crisis, performing a discriminant analysis can identify supplier insolvency before it's too late.

  • More Than A Game Members Only Content
    John Yuva, May, Vol. 19, No. 5, p. 30.

    An innovative supply management training tool offers a competitive advantage for tomorrow's leaders in this profession, with future applications possible for global enterprises.

  • Moving Lateral to Move Up Members Only Content
    Lynne A. Sarikas, June, Vol. 23, No. 5, p. 34.

    As supply management gains more influence within companies, it's crucial to develop a broad understanding of the organization to advance your career.

  • My Final Column as Your CEO Members Only Content
    Paul Novak, CPSM, C.P.M., A.P.P., MCIPS, August, Vol. 23, No. 6, p. 6.

    Executive Access to the CEO
    It's been an honor to work with each and every one of you.

  • Navigating Currency Fluctuations Members Only Content
    Ida A. Mirzaie, Ph.D., March, Vol. 23, No. 2, p. .

    Currency markets are changing and adjusting constantly, making it important for supply managers to understand their volatility.

  • Navigating Impacts of an Expanded Panama Canal Members Only Content
    Mary Siegfried, August, Vol. 24, No. 6, p. 18.

    Panama Canal improvements will offer greater logistical flexibility, but supply chain practitioners should carefully evaluate their transportation options.

  • Negotiation Checklist (Part 2) Members Only Content
    Jim Mullen, February, Vol. 18, No. 2, p. 10.

    Tapping Into ... Negotiations — More Than Facts and Figures
    With the right preparation, negotiators can mitigate the negative and leverage the positive for effective negotiation outcomes.

  • Negotiation Checklist Revisited Members Only Content
    Jim Mullen, January, Vol. 18, No. 1, p. 10.

    Tapping Into ... Negotiations — More Than Facts and Figures
    While preparing the mind for negotiating is important, emotional preparation is just as critical to a successful outcome.

  • New Bankruptcy Law Enacted Members Only Content
    John H. Maddock III and Elizabeth L. Gunn, January, Vol. 17, No. 1, p. 14. (Exam Alert: )

    The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 brings good news to companies transacting with Chapter 11 debtors.

  • New ISM and CIPS Agreement Members Only Content
    Paul Novak, CPSM, C.P.M., A.P.P., MCIPS, June, Vol. 21, No. 6, p. 5.

    Executive Access to the CEO
    Supply management professionals with a CPSM® can now apply for, and receive, the MCIPS designation.

  • New Retailer Product Safety Standards Raise the Bar Members Only Content
    Kenneth Ross, September, Vol. 21, No. 9, p. .

    While new product safety standards are meant to help produce safe and compliant products, will they minimize costs and redundancies?

  • New Safeguards In FOOD SAFETY Members Only Content
    Lisa Cooling, February, Vol. 19, No. 2, p. 22.

    With the rising number of imported food products, taking a proactive approach to avoid contamination and costly recalls is more crucial than ever.

  • New Strategies Achieve Supplier Alignment Members Only Content
    Mary Siegfried, June, Vol. 19, No. 6, p. 36.

    2008 Award Winners: Process
    A collaborative initiative between organization and supplier turns a once-disconnected relationship into an innovative, world-class partnership.

  • New Tools For Managing Risk Members Only Content
    Mahender Singh, March, Vol. 19, No. 3, p. 34.

    Tapping Into ... Network Risk — Manage Risk Effectively
    The growing complexity of supply chains and resulting vulnerabilities are forcing organizations to examine supply network risk in a more proactive manner.

  • New Year, New Content Members Only Content
    Terri Tracey, CAE, January, Vol. 20, No. 1, p. 4.

    Editor's Page: Supply Management Buzz
    ISM is continuously updating the magazine to assure content is current and useful to supply management professionals.

  • No Longer the Biggest Fish Members Only Content
    Melinda Simmons, August, Vol. 17, No. 8, p. 44.

    Ex Propriis: Contemplation and Thoughts — (Translated from Latin) "Of One's Own Resources"
    There's a new whale in the pond where your organization's spend was king of the minnows. How do you handle sharing the waters?

  • No More Pencils Or Books Members Only Content
    Ralph Maier, February, Vol. 19, No. 2, p. 36.

    Tech-Know: Tech Issues for the Decisionmaking Supply Manager
    E-procurement is helping supply management professionals in higher education move beyond paperwork and into strategic positions in the organization.

  • Nourish Your People Members Only Content
    Stacey Taylor, April, Vol. 22, No. 2, p. 10.

    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    Maintaining one-on-one meetings with your team delivers powerful payoffs — both professionally and personally.

  • Nurturing Emerging Talent Members Only Content
    Ben Graham, March, Vol. 18, No. 3, p. 10.

    Out in Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    Leadership is not about filling a position, but finding the appropriate leader who wants the responsibility.

  • Odd Couple Members Only Content
    Mary Siegfried, June, Vol. 17, No. 6, p. 32.

    Pairing sourcing with legal produces positive results.

  • Of Leaders and Followers Members Only Content
    Theresa Metty, C.P.M., July, Vol. 17, No. 7, p. 6.

    Executive Access to the Chair
    Regardless of your leadership style, mentoring and nurturing employees is good for business.

  • Offshore, But Not Off the Map Members Only Content
    Bernard Ressler, CPSM, September, Vol. 20, No. 9, p. 18.

    Working with outsourced supply management employees overseas can add value to your organization as long as two-way communication remains a top priority.

  • Old Law Causes New Problems Members Only Content
    John D. Copeland, J.D., LL.M., Ed.D., December, Vol. 19, No. 12, p. 34.

    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.

  • On The Front Line of Social Responsibility and Sustainability Members Only Content
    Lisa Cooling, January, Vol. 20, No. 1, p. 22.

    Supply management's expanding role as champion of social responsibility and green initiatives within the organization leads to an updated Principles of Sustainability and Social Responsibility document from ISM.

  • On Your Mark ... Get Set ... Go! Members Only Content
    Jim A. Robbins, May, Vol. 17, No. 5, p. 44.

    Ex Propriis: Contemplation and Thoughts — (Translated from Latin) "Of One's Own Resources"

    Your challenge in your brand-new job is to transform an ailing enterprise with a supply chain that's still stuck in the 1980s — Now what do you do?

  • One Green Turn Deserves Another Members Only Content
    Lisa Cooling, August, Vol. 19, No. 8, p. 30.

    The Green Suppliers Network brings manufacturers and suppliers several steps closer to meeting sustainability and lean goals.

  • Open the Door to Opportunities Members Only Content
    Lisa Martin, C.P.M., February, Vol. 18, No. 2, p. 4.

    Executive Access to the Chair
    Volunteering for ISM offers the chance to focus on professional development that could open the doorway to new and exciting career advancement.

  • Operating in China Members Only Content
    D. Steven Wade, March, Vol. 21, No. 3, p. 28.

    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    Supply management operations and activities in the Asia-Pacific region are becoming more regional-centric.

  • Operational Risk Management — Event Scenario Planning Members Only Content
    CAPS Research Team, August, Vol. 24, No. 6, p. 34.

    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    With the current global volatility, companies must plan appropriately for risk scenarios to mitigate their impacts.

  • Opportunities for Transformation Members Only Content
    Sidney Johnson, February, Vol. 21, No. 2, p. 6.

    Executive Access to the Board
    This past year has presented challenges and opportunities for supply management.

  • Opportunities in San Diego Members Only Content
    Paul Novak, CPSM, C.P.M., A.P.P., March, Vol. 21, No. 3, p. 5.

    Executive Access to the CEO
    Plan to attend ISM's Annual Conference for learning and networking opportunities.

  • Optimization in Strategic Sourcing Members Only Content
    Clare Donnalley, September, Vol. 20, No. 9, p. 32.

    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    A new focus study from CAPS Research explores the role optimization plays in sourcing events across the organization.

  • Organizations Facing a Logistical Conundrum Members Only Content
    Lee Buddress, Ph.D., C.P.M. and Michael E. Smith, Ph.D., January, Vol. 21, No. 1, p. 22.

    As the U.S. economy pulls itself out of the recession, the lack of inventory and logistics capacity is the next brewing storm.

  • Organize Your Worklife Members Only Content
    Michael Schwanz, January, Vol. 19, No. 1, p. 4.

    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.

  • Outsourced and Under Your Control Members Only Content
    John T. Shapiro and Jeffrey J. Mayer, October, Vol. 21, No. 10, p. .

    Avoid errors and mitigate risk in outsourcing business processes through contracts, careful planning and relationship management.

  • Outsourcing — In or Out? Members Only Content
    D. Steven Wade, May, Vol. 20, No. 5, p. 36.

    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    A new CAPS Research benchmarking summary report shows the current state of outsourcing activities.

  • Outsourcing Finds Its Niche Members Only Content
    Mary Siegfried, November, Vol. 23, No. 9, p. 22.

    As outsourcing matures, it is taking its place as a business practice that supply managers use to improve cost, talent and capabilities.

  • Outsourcing and Contract Law Members Only Content
    Eric Esperne, J.D., July, Vol. 20, No. 7, p. 12.

    Tapping Into ... Outsourcing Contracts — Beyond the Negotiations
    Knowing the dynamics between contract doctrines and the numerous constraints placed on contracts by outsourcing is indispensable.

  • Outstanding Achievements Members Only Content
    Terri Tracey, CAE, Editor, June, Vol. 20, No. 6, p. 4.

    Editor's Page: Supply Management Buzz
    The J. Shipman Gold Medal Award and the 2009 Richter scholars were recognized at ISM's recent Conference.

  • Overcoming Supplier Secrecy Members Only Content
    Timothy R. Fiore, February, Vol. 18, No. 2, p. 40.

    Ex Propriis: Contemplation and Thoughts — (Translated from Latin) "Of One's Own Resources"
    Patience and persistence may be the keys that you need in order to crack the code of secrecy when you’re dealing with some overseas suppliers.

  • Partnering With NGOs Members Only Content
    Dan Viederman, May, Vol. 23, No. 4, p. 36.

    Sustainability: Responsible Supply Management
    When NGOs and companies collaborate in supply chains, they must develop a vision and plan to make tangible changes and positive impact.

  • Partnering for Innovation Members Only Content
    Ron Wilson, CPSM, C.P.M., September, Vol. 23, No. 7, p. 8.

    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    Establishing well-placed partnerships can lead to innovation gold for supply management professionals.

  • Partnerships To Build Leaders Members Only Content
    Kathy Mazzarella, September, Vol. 19, No. 9, p. 14.

    Tapping Into ... Partnerships — Leadership Training Opportunities
    Adapting to a changing workforce, Graybar partnered with Rutgers University to develop and implement a corporate leadership program.

  • Passage of Title Members Only Content
    Richard W. Pearse, J.D., MA, June, Vol. 17, No. 6, p. 42.

    Legal Briefs: Supply Management's Legal Issues
    While passage of title and transfer of risk of loss usually occur simultaneously, there are several valid reasons for deviating from this usual arrangement. Knowledgeable supply managers understand when and how the transfer should take place to best serve their company's individual needs.

  • Pay It Forward Members Only Content
    Regina O. Edwards, J.D., November, Vol. 23, No. 9, p. 10.

    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    Mentoring helps guide young professionals as seasoned supply managers share their knowledge and experiences.

  • People, Processes and Technology Members Only Content
    Shelley Stewart, Jr., October, Vol. 20, No. 10, p. 6.

    Executive Access to the Chair
    A successful sourcing and supply chain strategy requires all three elements.

  • Perception Is Everything Members Only Content
    Lida Citroen, December, Vol. 20, No. 12, p. 29.

    Personal Connections: Work. Life. Balance.
    Manage your reputation as a supply management professional by developing your personal brand.

  • Performance Measurements Members Only Content
    D. Steven Wade, July, Vol. 19, No. 7, p. 40.

    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    In today's economic climate, it is more important than ever to accurately evaluate your organization's supply management operation. The research reports cited here can help you do that.

  • Performance Metrics Members Only Content
    Terri Tracey, CAE, Editor, September, Vol. 21, No. 9, p. 4.

    Editor's Page: Supply Management Buzz
    Working more closely with suppliers can mean success for your organization and for your suppliers.

  • Personal Branding for the Senior-Level Executive Members Only Content
    Lisa Anderson, October, Vol. 24, No. 8, p. 36.

    Personal Connections Work. Life. Balance. If you want to stand out in a crowd of your peers, commit to honest self-assessments about your appearance and how effective you are in your professional relationships.

  • Personal Data Transfers
    Bénédicte Raevens and Kevin Pomfret, March, Vol. 17, No. 3, p. 36.

    Failure to comply with personal data transfer laws with the United States' largest trading partner, the European Union, could result in a disruption of business operations and civil penalties. Learn how to best transfer names, digital fingerprints, social security numbers and other critical data.

  • Personality and Behavior Testing Members Only Content
    Melissa Findley, C.P.M., July, Vol. 20, No. 7, p. 10.

    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    Ever wonder what makes your teams click — or not click?

  • Perspectives On Leadership Members Only Content
    Andrea Charman, November, Vol. 18, No. 11, p. 10.

    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.

  • Pharma Challenges in China Members Only Content
    Roberta J. Jennings, April, Vol. 21, No. 4, p. 36.

    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    A new research study examines the components, challenges and opportunities of the dynamic pharmaceutical supply chain in the world's most populous country.

  • Pinnacle of the Profession Members Only Content
    June, Vol. 17, No. 6, p. 25.

    Special Section
    ISM recognizes outstanding achievements in supply management.

  • Plan Tomorrow's Scenario Today Members Only Content
    John Yuva, February, Vol. 21, No. 12, p. 20.

    Organizations cannot sit and wait for changes to occur in the marketplace; they must pursue the future with analytical rigor to be fully prepared.

  • Planning for Obsolescence Members Only Content
    Jeffrey Krantz, June, Vol. 23, No. 5, p. .

    Addressing product and component obsolescence in the supply chain, especially in high-tech, medical or military applications, can be a risky but necessary endeavor.

  • Planting Seeds for the Future Members Only Content
    Lisa Arnseth, January, Vol. 24, No. 1, p. 18.

    Land O'Lakes' supply chain and operations organization helps produce food and crops to feed an expanding world population.

  • Playing to Win Members Only Content
    Kate Vitasek and Mike Ledyard, December, Vol. 21, No. 11, p. .

    Vested Outsourcing helps organizations contract for effective supplier partnerships.

  • Point to Point Members Only Content
    March, Vol. 25, No. 2, p. 40.

    Point to Point: Focus on supply chain logistics

  • Point to Point: Focus on supply chain logistics Members Only Content
    January, Vol. 25, No. 1, p. 44.

  • Policies On Foreign Nationals Members Only Content
    Fernand A. Lavallee, July, Vol. 18, No. 7, p. 32. (Exam Alert: )

    Legal Briefs: Supply Management's Legal Issues
    Here is what your company, contractors and subcontractors need to know in order to comply with federal regulations concerning international workers.

  • Policies With Teeth Members Only Content
    Daniel Abichandani, November, Vol. 20, No. 11, p. 12.

    Tapping Into ... Supply Management Issues and Trends
    Developing procurement policies that facilitate behavioral change and sustainable compliance are possible with proper planning.

  • Power Of Influence Members Only Content
    ISM Ethical Standards Committee, July, Vol. 18, No. 7, p. 12. (Exam Alert: )

    Tapping Into ... Social Responsibility — Ethical Decision-Making
    Leaders in organizations are responsible for providing a working environment that requires and expects only the highest level of ethical behavior, and monitors that behavior at all levels of management.

  • Powerful Persuasion Members Only Content
    Julie Melillo, September, Vol. 23, No. 7, p. 34.

    Personal Connections: Work. Life. Balance.
    Use an empathy introduction to build a bridge for arguments that resonate and help you effectively achieve your goals.

  • Precision Tool Tackles Complex Task Members Only Content
    Mary Siegfried, April, Vol. 22, No. 2, p. 24.

    Delphi's Total Cost Model looks beyond price to find the best overall value in source selection.

  • Predatory Purchasing Members Only Content
    Anthony A. Dean, February, Vol. 18, No. 2, p. 34.

    Legal Briefs: Supply Management's Legal Issues
    When the U.S. Supreme Court hands down its decision in a key antitrust case, it could also further define legitimate competition.

  • Predatory Purchasing: Part 2 Members Only Content
    Anthony A. Dean, May, Vol. 18, No. 5, p. 48.

    Legal Briefs: Supply Management's Legal Issues
    The Supreme Court clarifies the law on predatory bidding and subsequently makes it more difficult for future plaintiffs to claim violation of antitrust laws by competitors.

  • Private Equity Engages Profession Members Only Content
    Aaron D. Dent, January, Vol. 19, No. 1, p. 6.

    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.

  • Procure-To-Pay Gains Steam Members Only Content
    Lisa Cooling, July, Vol. 19, No. 7, p. 34.

    Tech-Know: Tech Issues for the Decision-making Supply Professional
    A recent study finds that new P2P technologies can lead to improved process efficiency, spend visibility and much more.

  • Procurement Use Is High Members Only Content
    D. Steven Wade, May, Vol. 17, No. 5, p. 40.

    CAPS: Supply Management's Leading-Edge Research

    Recent study results show that more than one-third of spend flows through e-purchasing systems; average spend through auctions is more than $39 million.

  • Procurement and Supply Chain Members Only Content
    Thomas K. Linton, April, Vol. 24, No. 3, p. 6.

    Executive Access to the Chair
    Our profession of procurement and supply chain management continues to evolve.

  • Procurement: Helping Fluor Accomplish Its EPC Mission Members Only Content
    John Yuva, January, Vol. 18, No. 1, p. 28. (Exam Alert: )

    Supply Management: Professional Profile
    With its nontraditional approach to procurement, Fluor Corporation relies on this center-led function to drive value through all of its business units.

  • Product Recalls: Be Prepared Members Only Content
    Kenneth Ross, December, Vol. 19, No. 12, p. 24.

    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.

  • Project Management Principles Members Only Content
    Casey P. McDowell and Brian McNally, PMP, April, Vol. 20, No. 4, p. 10.

    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    Capture greater results with your talent by employing project management principles within your supply management organization.

  • Proposed UCC Revisions Members Only Content
    Ernest G. Gabbard, J.D., C.P.M., CPCM, May, Vol. 17, No. 5, p. 36.

    Legal Briefs: Supply Management's Legal Issues

    A revision of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) has been a long time coming. Though not yet implemented in any state commercial code, supply managers must be aware of the possible changes coming their way — especially for their state and the state(s) with which they conduct transactions for the sale of goods.

  • Protect Against Procurement Fraud Members Only Content
    Norman Katz, CFE, CFS, March, Vol. 21, No. 3, p. 16.

    With commitment from organizational leaders and supply chain due diligence, organizations can avoid the devastating effects of fraud.

  • Protect Data Bit By Bit Members Only Content
    John Yuva, September, Vol. 18, No. 9, p. 22.

    Threats to corporate databases can come from a number of external or internal sources, and such security breaches can do long-term harm to your supply chain operations.

  • Protect Yourself From a Recall Members Only Content
    Kenneth Ross, January, Vol. 21, No. 1, p. 10.

    Tapping Into ... Supply Management Issues and Trends
    With reputational and brand risk a significant concern, U.S. organizations must carefully evaluate foreign suppliers to avoid costly consequences.

  • Protecting the Company's Brand Members Only Content
    Larry C. Giunipero, Ph.D., CPSM, CPSD, C.P.M., October, Vol. 22, No. 8, p. 18.

    Through brand-centric supply management, supply managers protect and manage one of their company's most important assets.

  • Pursuing Awards Members Only Content
    Sidney Johnson, CPSM, April, Vol. 22, No. 2, p. 6.

    Executive Access to the Chair
    Supply management can benefit from submitting for awards programs.

  • Putting Emotional Intelligence to Work Members Only Content
    Frank Belizzi, Ed.D., August, Vol. 23, No. 6, p. .

    Understanding and assessing emotional intelligence can help supply management professionals build a better organization.

  • Quality in the Crossfire Members Only Content
    Richard Pennington, C.P.M., J.D., LL.M., September, Vol. 17, No. 9, p. 36.

    Legal Briefs: Supply Management's Legal Issues
    Contracts use standards to define acceptance criteria and warranties to provide post-acceptance remedies. But warranties may not mean what you think they do! Make sure your contracts properly address post-acceptance performance issues.

  • Quantifying Commodity Spend Members Only Content
    Lisa Arnseth, April, Vol. 24, No. 3, p. 28.

    BorgWarner fires up its Commodity Engine, an integrated electronic system engineered to reduce risk and accelerate business decisions.

  • Rain or Shine? Members Only Content
    Roberta J. Duffy, April, Vol. 17, No. 4, p. 4.

    Different environments — geographic or business conditions — can change your perspective. Make sure you know what you should be measuring.

  • Raising Expectations Members Only Content
    Jay Pendergrass, June, Vol. 22, No. 5, p. .

    Maximize the creative potential of the supply management team by embedding a dynamic culture of innovative thinking.

  • Raising Supply Chain Standards Members Only Content
    Zoe McMahon, May, Vol. 21, No. 5, p. 36.

    Sustainability: Responsible Supply Management
    Hewlett-Packard finds solutions to address environmental and social responsibility issues in its expansive global technology supply chain.

  • Raising The Bar Members Only Content
    Roberta J. Duffy, February, Vol. 17, No. 2, p. 24.

    A new qualification program will help professionals reach a higher standard of supply management expertise.

  • Reaching Farther Up the Tree Members Only Content
    Marilyn Carlson Nelson, February, Vol. 17, No. 2, p. 2.

    Travel management is ripe for supply managers to grab ahold of even more cost savings and value-adding opportunities.

  • Reaching Out to Realize Cost Savings Members Only Content
    David Petersen III, C.P.M., February, Vol. 21, No. 2, p. .

    A simple question sparks an initiative that results in reduced costs, a single-source provider and a new satisfied partner for a supply management organization.

  • Reaching for New Ideas Members Only Content
    K. Sivakumar (Siva), June, Vol. 22, No. 5, p. 40.

    Companies often have to reach out to suppliers to help them stay on the cutting edge of innovation.

  • Real-Time Risk Management Members Only Content
    Terri Tracey, CAE, Editor-in-Chief, February, Vol. 23, No. 1, p. 4.

    From the Editor-in-Chief
    Volatility in today's marketplace can have significant impact on how you manage risk and commodity prices.

  • Realize Savings With a PIM Members Only Content
    Steve Collins, May, Vol. 21, No. 5, p. 26.

    With the use of a purchasing impact matrix, supply management can delegate noncore activities to focus on bottom-line strategies.

  • Recognition and Rewards Members Only Content
    Mark S. White, C.P.M., February, Vol. 21, No. 2, p. .

    Economic uncertainties and challenges require innovative programs to motivate supply management personnel to continue delivering exceptional performance.

  • Recognition: Why Metrics Matter Members Only Content
    Ann Oka, September, Vol. 21, No. 9, p. 12.

    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    Still not getting the respect you deserve? It might be how you're communicating metrics to the C-suite.

  • Recognizing And Rewarding Raw Talent Members Only Content
    Nancy Fulcher, C.P.M., October, Vol. 19, No. 10, p. 44.

    Ex Propriis: Contemplation And Thoughts — (Translated from Latin) "Of One's Own Resources"
    What qualities do you look for in a prospective job candidate who doesn't specifically have "supply" experience, and which ones would you emphasize to senior management to get them on board with your hiring decision?

  • Recognizing Leaders at All Levels Members Only Content
    Terri Tracey, CAE, Editor-in-Chief, June, Vol. 22, No. 5, p. 4.

    From the Editor-in-Chief
    This year's outstanding supply management professional and the 10 2011 Richter scholars were recognized at ISM's recent Annual Conference.

  • Recognizing the 2012 J. Shipman Award Winner and Tomorrow's Leaders Members Only Content
    June, Vol. 23, No. 5, p. 19.

  • Recognizing the 2013 J. Shipman Award Winner and Tomorrow's Leaders Members Only Content
    June, Vol. 24, No. 5, p. 18.

  • Recognizing the Shipman Award Winner and Future Leaders Members Only Content
    The Editors, June, Vol. 20, No. 6, p. 23.

    This special section features two prestigious programs presented by ISM — the J. Shipman Gold Medal Award and the R. Gene Richter Scholarship Program.

  • Recovering From Economic and Financial Crisis Members Only Content
    Mickey D. Levy, Ph.D., December, Vol. 20, No. 12, p. 26.

    While the U.S. financial crisis and the government’s responses generated extraordinary costs, organizations can expect moderate and sustainable recovery in 2010.

  • Recycle, Redeploy, Resell, Reuse Members Only Content
    D. Steven Wade, August, Vol. 20, No. 8, p. 32.

    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    Investment recovery offers a large cost benefit to supply organizations as they continue to drill down into green or sustainable practices.

  • Redefining Global Business Members Only Content
    Matthew B. Myers, Ph.D., December, Vol. 22, No. 9, p. .

    A regional perspective may be the best solution for companies that want to be a global success.

  • Reduce Costs Through Training Members Only Content
    Patrick Penfield, C.P.M., CFPIM, CIRM, April, Vol. 19, No. 4, p. 14.

    Tapping Into ... Training — Making The Case
    Whether you're a seasoned executive or still climbing the ranks, supply management training is essential to staying ahead in the profession.

  • Reduce Sourcing Complexity Members Only Content
    Mickey North Rizza, December, Vol. 18, No. 12, p. 32.

    Tech-Know: Tech Issues for the Decisionmaking Supply Manager
    In order to make the most of today's technology, leaders must build the integration points and fill in the gaps with people and manual processes.

  • Reigniting the Growth Engine Members Only Content
    Thomas M. Marriott and Steven M. Ramig, Sr., June, Vol. 20, No. 6, p. 12.

    Tapping Into ... President Obama's 100 Days — Fueling the U.S. Economy
    With the wheels in motion for economic recovery, supply management professionals must be ready to lead their organizations into the future.

  • Relationships And Sourcing Decisions Members Only Content
    Michael A. Massetti, January, Vol. 19, No. 1, p. 44.

    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.

  • Remember to Manage Thyself Members Only Content
    Marsha Egan, July, Vol. 21, No. 7, p. 34.

    Personal Connections: Work. Life. Balance.
    The vast quantity of data flowing into our organizations requires self-management to successfully filter, prioritize and disseminate critical information to your team.

  • Remove Complexity in IT Decisions Members Only Content
    Chad W. Autry, Ph.D. and Randy V. Bradley, Ph.D., April, Vol. 23, No. 3, p. 14.

    Tapping Into ... Supply Management Issues and Trends
    When considering a new technology investment, supply managers should know the risks and rewards.

  • Reporting Conflict Minerals in the Supply Chain Members Only Content
    Daniela Buehner, C.P.M., MCIPS, CSMP, March, Vol. 23, No. 2, p. .

    Know how to approach suppliers and glean required information about sourcing conflict minerals in global supply chains.

  • Reporting Cost Savings Members Only Content
    D. Steven Wade, May, Vol. 22, No. 3, p. 38.

    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    CAPS' latest metric report examines cost reduction and cost avoidance as a percent of cost savings in direct goods, indirect goods and capital goods.

  • Resistance to Change Members Only Content
    Ralph Heath, April, Vol. 22, No. 2, p. 36.

    Personal Connections: Work. Life. Balance.
    Convince people to embrace a new way of thinking by giving them a sense of ownership of the idea.

  • Responsive Supply Organizations Require Proactive Planning Members Only Content
    Mary Siegfried, February, Vol. 21, No. 2, p. 26.

    Today's constantly changing global marketplace means supply management organizations must be able to think on their feet when responding to the demands of business partners and customers.

  • Rethinking Contracting's Role Members Only Content
    Tim Cummins, October, Vol. 23, No. 8, p. 22.

    Best-practice organizations are redefining the critical role contract management plays in global business.

  • Reveal The Leader Within Members Only Content
    Jill Schildhouse, October, Vol. 17, No. 10, p. 26.

    Supply Management: Professional Profile
    Whether or not your title carries the word "manager," you have the ability to use your influence, morals, principles and authority to lead others to success.

  • Reverse Auctions Members Only Content
    Bryan Ashenbaum, July, Vol. 17, No. 7, p. 36.

    Tech-Know: Tech Issues for the Decisionmaking Supply Manager
    Reverse auctions that aren't set up correctly, used in the right capacity and communicated properly to their participants may cause problems. The five-step formula given here is a primer for avoiding the stumbling blocks many supply managers face with this technology.

  • Rewards Of An Integration Members Only Content
    R. David Nelson, C.P.M., A.P.P., October, Vol. 18, No. 10, p. 6.

    Executive Access To The Board
    If your responsibilities now cover many areas, the long-term strategy being implemented by one CEO also may be useful to your operation.

  • Ripe for Change Members Only Content
    Mary Siegfried, April, Vol. 22, No. 2, p. 22.

    Pfizer's newly centralized procurement organization increases procurement penetration in nontraditional spend areas.

  • Rising Tides Raise All Ships Members Only Content
    Tom O'Brien, May, Vol. 17, No. 5, p. 12.

    Tapping Into ... Economics — Business Opportunities

    To capitalize on China's growth, executives must assess their company's health, determine where the enterprise can serve the country on its evolutionary timeline and establish how the company can position itself to prosper from these opportunities.

  • Risk Management Models Members Only Content
    Terri Tracey, CAE, Editor, August, Vol. 21, No. 8, p. 4.

    Editor's Page: Supply Management Buzz
    Use a supplier risk management model and key success factors to offset disruption through the supply chain.

  • Risk Management Odyssey Members Only Content
    CAPS Research Team, May, Vol. 24, No. 4, p. 34.

    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    A lesson from the Mars rover applies to supply executives and their approach to the future of risk management.

  • Risk Management in Real Time Members Only Content
    Jin Leong, February, Vol. 23, No. 1, p. 22.

    Supply managers need to look beyond traditional indicators when managing risk in today's volatile market

  • Risk in the Supply Chain Members Only Content
    Terri Tracey, CAE, Editor, October, Vol. 21, No. 10, p. 4.

    Editor's Page: Supply Management Buzz
    Implementing appropriate risk strategies can mitigate effects of natural disasters and the volatile raw materials markets.

  • Round Up The Recruits Members Only Content
    John Yuva, July, Vol. 19, No. 7, p. 22.

    With the usual well for recruits running dry, organizations must drill deeper to find, recruit and retain leading supply management talent.

  • SEAPORTS: Weathering the Storm Members Only Content
    John Yuva, January, Vol. 20, No. 1, p. 26.

    With myriad issues affecting U.S. seaports, a string of new port expansions throughout both coasts of North and Central America are having major impacts in the States and abroad.

  • SOX Tools Landscape Members Only Content
    Rohit Tripathy, December, Vol. 17, No. 12, p. 30.

    Tech-Know: Tech Issues for the Decisionmaking Supply Manager
    The future of Sarbanes-Oxley will, in part, depend on technology's ability to enable compliance. Learn why software was created to aid in SOX compliance, the pros and cons of SOX tools, and how this technology affects supply management.

  • SOX in Today's Financial Climate Members Only Content
    John F. Kros, Ph.D. and S. Scott Nadler, Ph.D., February, Vol. 23, No. 1, p. .

    Sarbanes-Oxley legislation has impacted supply management for a decade, and remains crucial to maintain financial accountability.

  • Say What? Members Only Content
    Amalia Lopez, July, Vol. 17, No. 7, p. 4.

    Being a good communicator involves more than just good verbal skills — what you "say" when you are not talking is critical.

  • Scorecards For Sustainability Members Only Content
    Lisa Cooling, October, Vol. 19, No. 10, p. 22.

    Measuring the sustainability progress of suppliers depends on the effectiveness of your evaluation system. Here's how to build one that works.

  • Search for New Opportunities Members Only Content
    Richard Spoor, CPSM, MCIPS, June, Vol. 24, No. 5, p. 6.

    Executive Access to the Board
    In an effort to add value, supply management practitioners have to bring external insights into existing structures and processes.

  • Secure Electronic Archives Members Only Content
    Dave Hunt, July, Vol. 18, No. 7, p. 36. (Exam Alert: )

    Tech-Know: Tech Issues for the Decisionmaking Supply Manager
    E-mail archiving can help minimize compliance issues, reduce risk and optimize performance in securing your most crucial information.

  • Securing Suppliers’ Performance Members Only Content
    Richard W. Pearse, J.D., MA, August, Vol. 17, No. 8, p. 36.

    Legal Briefs: Supply Management's Legal Issues
    Learn about various contractual and non-contractual provisions and instruments commonly used to secure suppliers’ performance of contract obligations.

  • Seeking a Return on Enabling Members Only Content
    David Castro, August, Vol. 23, No. 6, p. 12.

    Tapping Into ... Supply Management Issues and Trends
    Companies that collaborate with suppliers should gain some business advantage in return for enabling suppliers to become more competitive.

  • Selling Supply's Perspective Members Only Content
    Ann Oka, March, Vol. 25, No. 2, p. 6.

    Executive Access to the Board
    We must continue to develop our unique skills as supply chain professionals and keep selling ourselves as value creators for the organization.

  • Selling and Managing Change Members Only Content
    Steven A. Melnyk, Ph.D., CPIM and Randall Schaefer, CPIM, April, Vol. 21, No. 4, p. .

    You must be flexible to survive in today's constantly changing business environment. A well-thought-out and well-implemented change management plan can make the difference between your success and failure.

  • Semiannual Economic Forecast (December 2011)
    February, Vol. 23, No. 1, p. 17.

    Economic Growth Continues in 2012

  • Semiannual Economic Forecast (May 2012)
    June, Vol. 23, No. 5, p. 17.

    Economic Growth To Continue Throughout 2012

  • Sending IT Out Members Only Content
    Lee Ann Moore, November, Vol. 17, No. 11, p. 30.

    Tech-Know: Tech Issues for the Decisionmaking Supply Manager
    Your supply management department has the power to make the outsourcing of IT successful. Learn how to manage all the key elements of your involvement with this project.

  • Sending Support Overseas Members Only Content
    Anshul Gupta and Paul Bailey, April, Vol. 17, No. 4, p. 32.

    When it comes to sending your application support abroad to a provider in a low-cost country, making the right decisions is the key to a successful outcome. Supply managers preparing to participate in their company's support transition will benefit from the following list of do's and don'ts.

  • September Manufacturing and Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®
    October, Vol. 23, No. 8, p. 14.

    Highlights of the Monthly Report On Business® Releases - September 2012 Data.

  • Services Reveals Strategic Opportunities Members Only Content
    Lisa Arnseth, May, Vol. 24, No. 4, p. 28.

    If you think complex spend categories only exist in manufacturing, think again.

  • Set Up a Successful Hiring Process Members Only Content
    Stephen R. Guth, Esq., C.P.M., CTPE, CCCM, November, Vol. 19, No. 11, p. 40.

    Ex Propriis: Contemplation And Thoughts — (Translated from Latin) "Of One's Own Resources"
    Having a rigorous, well-conceived hiring process in place my help your supply management organization more easily match the right candidate with the appropriate job.

  • Shades of the New Normal Members Only Content
    John Yuva, January, Vol. 21, No. 1, p. 26.

    Is your organization's global landscape defined differently due to economic realities? Is this the beginning of the "new normal"?

  • Share Your Accomplishments Members Only Content
    Paul Novak, C.P.M., A.P.P., March, Vol. 18, No. 3, p. 6.

    Executive Access to the CEO
    March is Supply Management Month — a time to tout your accomplishments and influence in your organization.

  • Share and Share Alike Members Only Content
    John Yuva, September, Vol. 22, No. 7, p. 30.

    While innovation can come from a variety of sources, suppliers are partners that need to be involved in the innovative process.

  • Shared Services Center Model Members Only Content
    Anna E. Flynn, January, Vol. 19, No. 1, p. 40.

    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.

  • Sharing Sensitive Information Members Only Content
    Jane K. Winn, April, Vol. 19, No. 4, p. 40.

    Legal Briefs: Supply Management's Legal Issues
    The information that follows should help you construct an equitable contract governing the exchange of sensitive information among supply chain partners.

  • Sharing Value With Suppliers Members Only Content
    Lisa Arnseth, May, Vol. 23, No. 4, p. 26.

    Supply management holds the key to helping its most important suppliers achieve financial stability by sharing expertise and setting the stage for mutual future success.

  • Sharing the TOOLBOX Members Only Content
    Amit Marwah, December, Vol. 22, No. 9, p. .

    By implementing a handful of best practices, the technology and manufacturing of a complex product can be successfully translated to new global locations.

  • Shifting Globalization Into Reverse Members Only Content
    John Yuva, February, Vol. 20, No. 2, p. 20.

    Oil prices may be down, but there are still reasons to explore a nearshoring trading strategy.

  • Shifting To A Customer-Centric Value Chain Members Only Content
    John Yuva, September, Vol. 21, No. 9, p. 24.

    A best-in-class organization shares 10 essential principles for building an agile supply chain that's focused on customer needs and value.

  • Shining a New Light on Asset Reinvestment Members Only Content
    Paulette Tate, April, Vol. 21, No. 4, p. 28.

    The United States' tax code has evolved, so it may be time for savvy supply management professionals to consider the savings benefits of the like-kind exchange tax strategy.

  • Shopping Around
    Gary D. Drayer, MBA, C.P.M., A.P.P., CPIM, March, Vol. 17, No. 3, p. 44.

    What if your company asked you to evaluate a potential new business partner and you uncovered some less-than-desirable findings?

  • Shoring Up Your Tier-2 Suppliers Members Only Content
    Ken Black and Gregg Brandyberry, December, Vol. 19, No. 12, p. 40.

    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?

  • Show Me the Money Members Only Content
    Roberta J. Duffy, January, Vol. 18, No. 1, p. 36. (Exam Alert: )

    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    The issue of supply management salaries continues to be a hot button for today's current and up-and-coming CPOs.

  • Showcasing Leaders at All Levels Members Only Content
    Terri Tracey, CAE, Editor, June, Vol. 21, No. 6, p. 4.

    Editor's Page: Supply Management Buzz
    This year's outstanding supply management professional and the seven 2010 Richter scholars were recognized at ISM's recent Conference.

  • Showcasing Leaders at All Levels Members Only Content
    Terri Tracey, CAE, June, Vol. 23, No. 5, p. 4.

    From the Editor-in-Chief
    The 2012 winner of ISM's highest award, and 10 outstanding Richter scholars, were recognized at ISM's recent Conference.

  • Simple in Logic, Complex in Execution Members Only Content
    John Yuva, December, Vol. 17, No. 12, p. 18.

    When the decision is made to initiate change in an organization, the implementation of a change management strategy is a critical measure of the initiative's success.

  • Simplifying Success Members Only Content
    Dian Trosclair, August, Vol. 17, No. 8, p. 12.

    Out in Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    Don’t overlook the importance of education and working closely with frontline operations in achieving supply management goals.

  • Sizing Up Suppliers Members Only Content
    Lisanne C. Bogle, C.P.M., October, Vol. 17, No. 10, p. 12.

    Tapping Into ... Supplier Relationships
    As the world of supply management evolves, relationships with suppliers must do the same. By exploring different aspects of your suppliers, you will be able to better evaluate how the relationship is affecting your bottomline.

  • Skilled Talent, Not Technology, Drives Value Members Only Content
    Mary Siegfried, May, Vol. 20, No. 5, p. 26.

    Gain visibility and accountability from senior management by investing in the growth of your talented supply management professionals.

  • Skills for Change Leaders Members Only Content
    Drew Stevens, Ph.D., May, Vol. 21, No. 5, p. 38.

    Personal Connections: Work. Life. Balance.
    To be a successful change leader, it's important to understand that no change begins with a mandate, but rather with a staff that believes it can achieve.

  • Slicing Through Conflict Members Only Content
    James P. Walsh, MBA, C.P.M. and Lifang Wu, Ph.D., August, Vol. 17, No. 8, p. 30.

    With its unique approach, this company was able to influence the behavior of other supply chain partners to mitigate conflicts and create a unified vision.

  • Smart Procurement on Georgia's Mind Members Only Content
    Lisa Arnseth, April, Vol. 22, No. 2, p. 28.

    Sophisticated spend analysis and e-procurement tools bring new visibility and efficiency to Georgia's many state agencies and universities.

  • Smooth Operator Members Only Content
    Lisa Cooling, July, Vol. 18, No. 7, p. 27. (Exam Alert: )

    Supply Management: Professional Profile
    AT&T's Maureen Merkle has been instrumental in mergers that have changed the landscape of the company, as well as its supply chain.

  • Snapshot of Conflict Minerals Members Only Content
    CAPS Research, March, Vol. 23, No. 2, p. 34.

    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    Despite growing concerns about the source and mining of conflict minerals, many organizations lack the policy and reporting structures to track these materials.

  • Snapshot of Today's CPO Members Only Content
    Kris Timmermans and Harlen Pyle, May, Vol. 21, No. 5, p. 30.

    A new study reveals that while CPOs are gaining greater traction in strategic decision-making, internal constraints are preventing organizations from realizing the true value of the function.

  • Snapshot of the CPO Role Shows Significant Change Members Only Content
    CAPS Research, October, Vol. 23, No. 8, p. 34.

    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    A study provides insights into the evolving titles of CPOs, as well as their level of experience and tenure in the position.

  • Soaring To New Collaborative Heights Members Only Content
    Lisa Arnseth, January, Vol. 21, No. 1, p. 18.

    United Airlines: Supply Management Professional Profile.

  • Social Media Use Lags Members Only Content
    CAPS Research, November, Vol. 23, No. 9, p. 40.

    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    Social media's exposure and use in organizations continues to grow; however, it's only beginning to have a presence in supply management.

  • Social Media and the Workplace Members Only Content
    John F. Birmingham and Jennifer L. Neumann, March, Vol. 22, No. 1, p. 12.

    Tapping Into ... Supply Management Issues and Trends
    Today's online communication channels pose risks and lasting impacts for organizations that lack protection of confidential information.

  • Social Media in the Supply Chain Members Only Content
    Jeff Ashcroft, October, Vol. 20, No. 10, p. 12.

    Tapping Into ... Online Networking — Information Anytime, Anywhere
    Today's online world provides supply management professionals with several tools to network with peers and access information far beyond traditional means.

  • Social Responsibility Goals Members Only Content
    Paul Novak, C.P.M., A.P.P., March, Vol. 19, No. 3, p. 6.

    Executive Access To The CEO
    Despite current economic conditions, supply management's role in this increasingly important movement continues to expand.

  • Social Responsibility In The Real Business World Members Only Content
    Lisa Cooling, March, Vol. 19, No. 3, p. 26.

    Doing what's right takes a lot of work, but the process can be adopted by your organization through a set of steps recommended by ISM.

  • Socially Responsible Purchasing Members Only Content
    Scot Case, January, Vol. 18, No. 1, p. 8.

    Out in Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    As the supply management profession evolves, so does its commitment to environmentally friendly behavior.

  • Soft Skills For Global Managers Members Only Content
    Heather R. Keller, Ph.D., September, Vol. 18, No. 9, p. 26.

    If you supervise people in other countries, your ability to communicate and to adapt to the native culture will be the keys to your success.

  • Software Sourcing Complexities Members Only Content
    Henry W. (Hank) Jones III, June, Vol. 22, No. 5, p. 14.

    Tapping Into ... Supply Management Issues and Trends
    When sourcing software contracts, a supply management organization needs to separate myth from reality.

  • Solid Partnerships Help Airbus Take Flight Members Only Content
    Mary Siegfried, March, Vol. 25, No. 2, p. 30.

    In a conversation with Airbus' top procurement leader, long-term supplier relationships, evolutionary innovation and its expanding U.S. footprint take center stage.

  • Solving the Sustainability Puzzle Members Only Content
    Dr. Helen Eckmann, Ph.D. and Sarah Frauenzimmer, December, Vol. 21, No. 11, p. .

    Simplify sustainability decision-making by using a system to determine what's most important.

  • Sourcing for Sustainability Members Only Content
    Mary Siegfried, March, Vol. 18, No. 3, p. 26.

    Supply management becomes a strategic player when a company makes a commitment to "go green."

  • Spark the Competitive Fire Members Only Content
    Andrew Skaff, August, Vol. 17, No. 8, p. 14.

    Tapping Into... Outsourcing — Crucial Considerations
    Businesses face competition in many arenas, including innovation, customer loyalty, suppliers, market share, speed to market, price and quality. Recognizing and abiding by the three cornerstones of competition will enable your company to succeed in all of these crucial facets.

  • Speaking of … Commodities Members Only Content
    January, Vol. 17, No. 1, p. 32.

    How do you cope with volatile commodity prices?

  • Spotting Talent Before You Need It Members Only Content
    Troy Harrison, September, Vol. 22, No. 7, p. 40.

    Personal Connections: Work. Life. Balance.
    Strong managers are always on the lookout for top talent, and then keeping that talent in mind for future openings and positions.

  • Spread The Carbon-Neutral News Members Only Content
    Lisa Cooling, October, Vol. 18, No. 10, p. 30.

    Supply Management Professional Profile
    James Martin plays a key role as News Corporation commits to reducing its environmental impact throughout the world.

  • Spring 2009 Semiannual Economic Forecast
    June, Vol. 20, No. 6, p. 14.

    Economic Decline to Continue Throughout 2009

  • Spring 2010 Semiannual Forecast
    June, Vol. 21, No. 6, p. 12.

    Economic Growth to Continue Throughout 2010.

  • Start An Execution Revolution Members Only Content
    Richard Lepsinger, May, Vol. 19, No. 5, p. 10.

    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    Goals and mission statements don't mean a thing if people can't back up the words with action. Here are several suggestions on how you can encourage your staff to "get it done" every day.

  • Statute of Limitations Members Only Content
    Richard W. Pearse, J.D., MA, March, Vol. 18, No. 3, p. 36.

    Legal Briefs: Supply Management's Legal Issues
    The CISG leaves the question of statute of limitations up to courts. However, a little-known "sister" treaty may give courts some much-needed direction in this legal area.

  • Stay Ahead of the GHG Curve Members Only Content
    Edgar E. Blanco, Ph.D., April, Vol. 22, No. 2, p. 32.

    Sustainability: Responsible Supply Management
    Despite a lack of cohesive global policies on carbon emission reduction, supply chain emissions continue to play a central role in corporate environmental initiatives.

  • Stay on Strategy Members Only Content
    Scott Wilkerson, May, Vol. 20, No. 5, p. 10.

    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    In a struggling economy, sophisticated SRM using financial tools is critical.

  • Staying a Step Ahead of Risk Members Only Content
    Tony Noe, CPSM, C.P.M., July, Vol. 21, No. 7, p. 22.

    It's crucial to identify and evaluate supplier issues before they have a chance to affect your organization.

  • Still Not Enough Members Only Content
    Robert B. Handfield, Ph.D. and Steven A. Edwards, July, Vol. 17, No. 7, p. 12.

    Tapping Into... Outsourcing — Crucial Considerations
    Companies are improving their minority supplier development programs — and that's a great start — but more still needs to be done.

  • Strategic Career Moves Members Only Content
    Timothy Fiore, CPSM, C.P.M., MCIPS, October, Vol. 23, No. 8, p. 6.

    Executive Access to the Board
    Consider the many advantages of working in varied industries and companies.

  • Strategic Plan and Changes at ISM Members Only Content
    Paul Novak, CPSM, C.P.M., A.P.P., MCIPS, December, Vol. 21, No. 11, p. 6.

    Executive Access Special Message From the CEO
    With a revised mission statement and new strategic plan, ISM is entering a time of exciting change.

  • Strategic Planning Members Only Content
    Shelley Stewart, Jr., July, Vol. 20, No. 7, p. 6.

    Executive Access to the Chair
    Balancing flexibility and alignment is essential for success.

  • Strategic Procurement Interfaces Members Only Content
    Jean Baderschneider, Ph.D., May, Vol. 21, No. 5, p. 5.

    Executive Access to the Board
    Simply following market fluctuations isn't enough to maintain a competitive advantage. Employ three strategic interfaces to succeed.

  • Strategic Resilience a Plus Members Only Content
    Lisa Martin, C.P.M., May, Vol. 18, No. 5, p. 6.

    Executive Access to the Chair
    Today's supply managers are in a position to analyze risks and develop flexible strategies during these ever-changing times.

  • Strategic Suppliers' Value Members Only Content
    Terri Tracey, CAE, Editor-in-Chief, October, Vol. 23, No. 8, p. 4.

    From the Editor-in-Chief
    Strategic suppliers can bring a lot of value to the table — and a lot of savings to the bottom line.

  • Strategic Talent Sourcing Members Only Content
    Julia Brown, January, Vol. 20, No. 1, p. 6.

    Executive Access to the Board
    Sourcing for the right talent means supply management professionals will need to be flexible, knowledgeable about globalization and well-networked.

  • Strategic, Responsible Sourcing Members Only Content
    Ronald D. Schnur, February, Vol. 21, No. 2, p. 10.

    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    Success depends on a robust, comprehensive five-step strategic sourcing process.

  • Strategizing in the New Normal Members Only Content
    John Yuva, February, Vol. 21, No. 2, p. 22.

    As supply management professionals face economic forces unheard of in recent decades, will your organization rise with the tide?

  • Strength From Adversity Members Only Content
    Bob Bushey, February, Vol. 21, No. 12, p. 12.

    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    Although supply management's burden was heavy during the recession, it did yield lessons for driving dramatic, enduring change.

  • Strengthen Your Financial Supply Chain Members Only Content
    April Terreri, March, Vol. 19, No. 3, p. 20.

    To optimize working capital, supply management executives are rethinking their perceptions of this vital segment of the profession.

  • Structured for Success Members Only Content
    Mike Ozmeral, April, Vol. 22, No. 2, p. .

    Supply managers can thrive in a decentralized organization by building relationships, value and credibility.

  • Succeeding in A Dynamic World Members Only Content
    Compiled by CAPS Research, A.T. Kearney and Institute for Supply Management™, May, Vol. 18, No. 5, p. 24.

    "Prediction is very difficult, especially of the future."
    — NIELS BOHR

    In this special report, we share the results of a comprehensive survey concerning expected industry trends in the next few years.

  • Successful Alliance Factors Members Only Content
    Jane Barrett, August, Vol. 19, No. 8, p. 36.

    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.

  • Successful Joint Product Development In China Members Only Content
    Joy Huang, June, Vol. 23, No. 5, p. .

    Working with Chinese suppliers brings a range of challenges, but careful planning and ongoing communication can build long-lasting collaborations.

  • Successful Supplier Management Members Only Content
    Ronald Schnur, November, Vol. 20, No. 11, p. 6.

    Executive Access to the Board
    Giving your suppliers what they want doesn't mean giving in — it means knowing what they need and responding to them in a mutually beneficial manner.

  • Superstorm Sandy Hits Home Members Only Content
    Lisa Arnseth, November, Vol. 23, No. 9, p. .

    When Superstorm Sandy pummeled the East Coast of the United States in late October, supply chain disruptions were kept to a minimum thanks to risk management and contingency planning.

  • Supplier Diversity Effectiveness
    D. Steven Wade, March, Vol. 22, No. 1, p. 34.

    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    A new CAPS Research benchmark study details the effectiveness of tier two supplier diversity programs.

  • Supplier Diversity Goes Global Members Only Content
    Craig Brown, September, Vol. 18, No. 9, p. 44.

    Ex Propriis: Contemplation And Thoughts — (Translated from Latin) "Of One's Own Resources"
    The key to cultivating diverse or minority suppliers on a worldwide scale may lie in your ability to define "diversity" and communicate its meaning and value across cultures.

  • Supplier Diversity Leadership Members Only Content
    DeLynne Ano, September, Vol. 22, No. 7, p. 12.

    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    Finding the right person to lead your supplier diversity efforts is critical to long-term supply management — and organizational — success.

  • Supplier Diversity Spend Members Only Content
    D. Steven Wade, December, Vol. 18, No. 12, p. 36.

    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    A new report reveals some interesting information about how much money is being targeted toward diversity suppliers and other small businesses.

  • Supplier Diversity in Action Members Only Content
    Joycelyn Henson, CPSM, Ed.D., MBA, April, Vol. 21, No. 4, p. 32.

    Sustainability: Responsible Supply Management
    Learn how to best shape today's supplier diversity programs to greatly enhance the value chain — for the organization and the community.

  • Supplier Engagement Pyramid Members Only Content
    Ben R. Jordan, May, Vol. 22, No. 3, p. 36.

    Sustainability: Responsible Supply Management
    The Coca-Cola Company taps supplier expertise to accelerate its sustainability journey.

  • Supplier Indemnity Agreements Members Only Content
    Jeffrey G. Sheldon, September, Vol. 18, No. 9, p. 34.

    Legal Briefs: Supply Management's Legal Issues
    Work with reputable and financially sound suppliers to avoid intellectual property infringement through indemnity clauses tailored for your needs.

  • Supplier Measurement Systems Members Only Content
    Shannon Rehm, January, Vol. 19, No. 1, p. 10.

    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.

  • Supplier Relationships Members Only Content
    Shelley Stewart, Jr., April, Vol. 21, No. 4, p. 6.

    Executive Access to the Chair
    Building new collaborative relationships has definite payoffs, but it requires vigilance.

  • Supplier Visits — Can You Afford Not to Go? Members Only Content
    Linda Michels, CPSM, CPSD, C.P.M., January, Vol. 24, No. 1, p. 30.

    Careful planning and execution make supplier visits a valuable tool, even as supply management organizations tighten their belts.

  • Suppliers' Motivations Members Only Content
    Terri Tracey, CAE, Editor-in-Chief, December, Vol. 22, No. 9, p. 4.

    From the Editor-in-Chief
    Consider using motivational Theory X or Theory Y — or a combination of the two — as another way to manage suppliers.

  • Supply As A Financial Driver Members Only Content
    Jill Schildhouse, August, Vol. 17, No. 8, p. 28.

    Supply management teams that work in tandem with their company’s finance departments have an incalculable strategic advantage.

  • Supply Base Balancing Act Members Only Content
    William A. Verdini and Kevin Dooley, March, Vol. 22, No. 1, p. .

    Before taking steps to localize the supply base, supply management organizations need to balance strategy and costs.

  • Supply Chain Deployed Members Only Content
    Rick Lloyd, C.P.M., CPIM, CPCM, CFCM, ASQ, CQM, ASQCQA, December, Vol. 16, No. 12, p. 12.

    For one company, the journey from transaction management to supply chain management was nothing less than a revolution for it and its suppliers.

  • Supply Chain Environmentalism Members Only Content
    Lawrence Goldenhersh, March, Vol. 20, No. 3, p. 30.

    Sustainability: Responsible Supply Management
    The birth of a market-based solution to the greenhouse gas crisis brings the potential to drive benefits not attainable through regulation alone.

  • Supply Chain IT Trends Members Only Content
    Greg Aimi, May, Vol. 20, No. 5, p. 12.

    Tapping Into ... IT Market Forces — IT Investment Amid Recession
    The economy's influence over corporate decision-making is also impacting the investment in future IT solutions.

  • Supply Chain Integration Members Only Content
    Roberta J. Jennings, June, Vol. 20, No. 6, p. 36.

    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    A new CAPS Research study examines the issues around a successful integrated supply chain.

  • Supply Chain Management, Going Forward Members Only Content
    Editorial Staff, Inside Supply Management®, January, Vol. 25, No. 1, p. 28.

    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.

  • Supply Is Where It's At Members Only Content
    Joseph L. Cavinato, Ph.D., C.P.M., October, Vol. 17, No. 10, p. 24.

    For the first time, supply professionals are taking the initiative of identifying projects and laying business plans that extend across the entire organization or supply chain.

  • Supply Management Innovation Members Only Content
    Terri Tracey, CAE, Editor-in-Chief, March, Vol. 22, No. 1, p. 4.

    From the Editor-in-Chief
    Organizations must continue to innovate to be successful.

  • Supply Management Makes the Grade Members Only Content
    By Jill Schildhouse, January, Vol. 17, No. 1, p. 28. (Exam Alert: )

    As the business environment of the 21st century changes, the education and skills of those preparing to enter and succeed in the business world must adapt accordingly. The right combination of education and work experience will help today's professionals acquire a wide array of business experiences to offer their employers and to use as they progress forward in their careers.

  • Supply Management Passion Members Only Content
    Thomas K. Linton, February, Vol. 23, No. 1, p. 6.

    Executive Access to the Board
    Exhibit as much passion about our field as the Wall Street "Occupy" movement participants show about their beliefs.

  • Supply Management and Finance — Building Bridges Members Only Content
    Marilyn Gettinger, January, Vol. 17, No. 1, p. 6.

    Why should supply and finance collaborate? Because each has the same focus: investing resources wisely with the greatest return on investment.

  • Supply Management in the Cloud Members Only Content
    Haluk Demirkan, Ph.D., October, Vol. 23, No. 8, p. 12.

    Tapping Into ... Supply Management Issues and Trends
    As cloud computing gains momentum, supply managers weigh methods to venture into the cloud with minimal business continuity risk.

  • Supply Management: Front and Center in U.S. Healthcare Reform Members Only Content
    Naseem Malik, December, Vol. 20, No. 12, p. 18.

    The current cause célèbre has put the spotlight on the procurement profession and its practices.

  • Supply Market Intelligence Members Only Content
    Tony Milikin, July, Vol. 18, No. 7, p. 6.

    Executive Access To The Board
    Getting accurate information — and acting upon it quickly — will soon be the key factor in separating your company from the competition.

  • Supply Risk Blind Spots Members Only Content
    CAPS Research Team, November, Vol. 24, No. 9, p. 34.

    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    Results of a recent CAPS Research benchmarking survey show that nearly 70 percent of participants do not have good visibility of risk within their critical tier-two supply base.

  • Supply Strategy Implementation Members Only Content
    Robert M. Monczka, Ph.D. and Kenneth J. Petersen, Ph.D., February, Vol. 21, No. 2, p. 32.

    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    Supply organizations are showing a greater degree of strategy implementation.

  • Supply and Talent Sustainability Members Only Content
    Terri Tracey, CAE, Editor, October, Vol. 20, No. 10, p. 4.

    Editor's Page: Supply Management Buzz
    Considering sustainability along with talent management in the supply chain will foster successful, long-term supply management.

  • Supplying Help to Those in Need Members Only Content
    Lisa Arnseth, February, Vol. 21, No. 12, p. 28.

    The American Red Cross recently transformed its supply management organization to simplify and streamline national and local response to disasters.

  • Supplying the Golden Arches Members Only Content
    Lisa Arnseth, October, Vol. 22, No. 8, p. 34.

    McDonald's is known for the consistent quality of its menu items, from burgers to coffee, and the supply management team incorporates supplier diversity into everything it does to achieve that goal.

  • Survey Results Encouraging Members Only Content
    Terri Tracey, CAE, Editor, May, Vol. 20, No. 5, p. 4.

    Editor's Page: Supply Management Buzz
    Supply management salaries continue their uphill climb, especially for those earning the CPSM® designation.

  • Sustainability Performance Members Only Content
    D. Steven Wade, October, Vol. 20, No. 10, p. 32.

    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    To effectively measure your suppliers' environmental and sustainability performance going forward, you have to establish a baseline for their performance today.

  • Sustainability Through Data Visibility Members Only Content
    Eric Lowitt and David Linich, August, Vol. 21, No. 8, p. 22.

    Improve your sustainability performance by working closely with supplier data to uncover green opportunities and reduce supply chain waste.

  • Sustainable Distribution Logistics Members Only Content
    Joe Steffney and Rich Eby, March, Vol. 23, No. 2, p. 32.

    Sustainability: Responsible Supply Management
    An educational materials distributor uses green shipping materials and technology to eliminate paperwork and keep its global locations on the same, green page.

  • Switching Suppliers Members Only Content
    George Harris, C.P.M., CPCM, September, Vol. 19, No. 9, p. 44.

    Ex Propriis: Contemplation And Thoughts — (Translated from Latin) "Of One’s Own Resources"
    How would you handle the delicate act of switching from a longtime, loyal supplier to a new one if it looks like the switch will save your company some money?

  • Synchronize With the Future Outlook Members Only Content
    Paul Moffitt, C.P.M., December, Vol. 22, No. 9, p. .

    Use the right tools to make supply chain strategies sync with the organization's strategic outlook.

  • TARP Has Not Been Enough Members Only Content
    Augustine Faucher, January, Vol. 20, No. 1, p. 12.

    Tapping Into ... U.S. Economy — Credit Markets in Limbo
    Despite the U.S. Treasury Department's efforts, the bailout package has done little to restart the credit markets, propelling further global economic woes.

  • Tackling Fear Itself Members Only Content
    Timothy F. Bednarz, Ph.D., June, Vol. 23, No. 5, p. 42.

    Personal Connections: Work. Life. Balance.
    Leaders need to share facts and build confidence to successfully handle employees' responses to change within the organization.

  • Tackling The Ups And Downs Members Only Content
    Thomas F. Siems, January, Vol. 17, No. 1, p. 22.

    Amid volatility and an uncertain economic outlook, supply management strategies must be firm and followed.

  • Take A Break Members Only Content
    Michael Schwanz, July, Vol. 19, No. 7, p. 4.

    Editor's Page: Supply Management Buzz
    If you are feeling listless and irritable, heed the warning signs and give yourself a few days off. Your personal performance may depend on it.

  • Take A Holistic Approach To Security Members Only Content
    John Yuva, December, Vol. 18, No. 12, p. 20.

    Avoiding a serious data breach means understanding what mechanisms are available to organizations, as well as undertaking collaborative efforts to create enterprise-wide policies around those measures.

  • Take Action on Input Members Only Content
    Shawn Casemore, April, Vol. 23, No. 3, p. 34.

    Personal Connections: Work. Life. Balance.
    By encouraging and promptly managing employee suggestions and input, managers can make the most of a company's most important asset.

  • Take Control Of Your Career Members Only Content
    John Yuva, May, Vol. 19, No. 5, p. 34.

    These proactive strategies will enable you to meet, and surpass, your long-term professional goals.

  • Take On Transformation Members Only Content
    Paul Novak, C.P.M., A.P.P., September, Vol. 18, No. 9, p. 6.

    Executive Access To The CEO
    Being a leader of change management does have its risks, but those who successfully do it will be more in demand than ever, and will reap the rewards.

  • Take The Lead With A Coach Members Only Content
    John Yuva, August, Vol. 19, No. 8, p. 26.

    Executive coaching, once considered a termination tool, is now highly valued as a method to successfully transition executives into leadership roles.

  • Take Time to Clarify Members Only Content
    Lora Cecere, December, Vol. 19, No. 12, p. 31.

    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.

  • Take to the Clouds Members Only Content
    Doug Standley, July, Vol. 21, No. 7, p. 12.

    Tapping Into ... Supply Management Issues and Trends
    Cloud computing is an evolutionary technology with revolutionary potential not only across the value chain, but also for enterprise strategy.

  • Taking Care of Your Top Talent Members Only Content
    Brent Edmisten, March, Vol. 22, No. 1, p. 10.

    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    Maintaining high-potential supply management personnel is critical to your organization's success as the economy recovers.

  • Taking The Lead Members Only Content
    Glenn Champagne, October, Vol. 22, No. 8, p. .

    A procurement engineer can help business units achieve goals by following solid supply management practices.

  • Taking the CEO Reins Members Only Content
    Ben Graham, April, Vol. 21, No. 4, p. 10.

    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    An executive looks back at how supply chain leadership prepared him for the top job, and how it can help you, too.

  • Taking the Lead During Tough Times Members Only Content
    Kevin Ball, April, Vol. 24, No. 3, p. 10.

    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    Some procurement professionals were able to find a silver lining in the economic downturn, positioning supply management as a company asset.

  • Talent Development and Retention Members Only Content
    D. Steven Wade, May, Vol. 21, No. 5, p. 34.

    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    Experiencing a talent shortage? Here's how supply management organizations are still working to develop and retain talent while continuing to do more with less.

  • Talent Issues Arise Once More Members Only Content
    Roberta J. Jennings, October, Vol. 22, No. 8, p. 42.

    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    Now that business is rebounding, supply professionals once again face the familiar challenges of developing and managing talent in a global, diverse work force.

  • Talent Management In Asia Members Only Content
    Roberta J. Duffy, October, Vol. 18, No. 10, p. 40.

    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    Participants at a recent international conference in Shanghai shared challenges and solutions concerning this hot-button issue.

  • Talent Management Trade-Offs Members Only Content
    Carlos Garcia and William V. Fello, July, Vol. 19, No. 7, p. 10.

    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    The critical requirements needed to fill high-level leadership positions in supply management have changed considerably in only a few years.

  • Taming Commodity Volatility Members Only Content
    Anthony D. Konkoly, February, Vol. 23, No. 1, p. 12.

    Tapping Into ... Supply Management Issues and Trends
    Price adjustment clauses are the key to giving supply management organizations a competitive advantage.

  • Taming Emerging Markets Members Only Content
    John Yuva, April, Vol. 18, No. 4, p. 26.

    Companies can overcome the challenges of underdeveloped supply networks in emerging economies through market knowledge and product adaptation.

  • Tap Social Media's Potential Members Only Content
    Kimberly A. Brown, October, Vol. 24, No. 8, p. 6.

    Executive Access to the Board
    Harness the power of social media to connect, engage and collaborate with team members, suppliers and customers worldwide.

  • Tapping the Power of Suppliers Members Only Content
    Roberta J. Jennings, June, Vol. 22, No. 5, p. 46.

    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    A recent CAPS Research focus study unveils that a holistic approach is necessary for successful and effective supplier relationship management.

  • Team Up With Students Members Only Content
    Theresa Ceccarelli, Ph.D. and Nancy Davis, October, Vol. 23, No. 8, p. 32.

    Sustainability: Responsible Supply Management
    Organizations can see impressive, value-added results by partnering with universities to solve a range of sustainability challenges in the supply chain.

  • Tech and the Project Economy Members Only Content
    David Dunn, May, Vol. 18, No. 5, p. 44.

    Tech-Know: Tech Issues for the Decisionmaking Supply Manager
    In today's economy, where projects are an integral part of business innovation, technology is the bridge between innovators.

  • Technology Overload? Members Only Content
    Carol Ring, June, Vol. 20, No. 6, p. 38.

    Personal Connections: Work. Life. Balance.
    Technology can be a valuable asset in today's business world, but it can also be an enabler for unhealthy behaviors in our work and personal lives.

  • Technology: Fine Servant, Fearful Master Members Only Content
    John L. Balentine, C.P.M., CPP, January, Vol. 17, No. 1, p. 10. (Exam Alert: )

    Keeping a specific technology's intended usage in mind will help supply managers better serve their customers and suppliers.

  • Testing Financial Strength Members Only Content
    D. Steven Wade, July, Vol. 21, No. 7, p. 32.

    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    How do you stress-test your suppliers to determine financial strength and dependency?

  • The Advantage of Leverage Members Only Content
    Paul Novak, CPSM, C.P.M., A.P.P., December, Vol. 20, No. 12, p. 6.

    Executive Access to the CEO
    Using leverage and rebates appropriately are options to consider.

  • The Agile Supply Management Work Force Members Only Content
    Lisa Arnseth, May, Vol. 22, No. 3, p. 28.

    Because agility in the supply chain has become crucial to organizational success, it's vital to develop and foster a talent management culture that can adapt and respond quickly.

  • The Art of Capital Equipment Acquisitions Members Only Content
    William D. Agee, September, Vol. 23, No. 7, p. .

    While senior supply management executives handle these critical purchases in many organizations, even the most seasoned professionals can improve their negotiation strategies.

  • The Aware Leader Members Only Content
    Randy Emelo, March, Vol. 20, No. 3, p. 34.

    Personal Connections: Work. Life. Balance.
    In today's turbulent world, you are asked to manage increasing complexity. By vigilantly practicing the skill of awareness, you can make the most of emerging possibilities.

  • The Best Of The Best Members Only Content
    Michael Schwanz, August, Vol. 18, No. 8, p. 4.

    Editor's Page: Supply Management Buzz
    A research firm’s "Top 25" companies in supply management provide great role models for all top-level supply chain executives.

  • The Challenge to Cut Carbon Emissions Members Only Content
    Lisa Cooling, December, Vol. 19, No. 12, p. 20.

    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.

  • The Changing Landscapes of China and India Members Only Content
    Joseph L. Cavinato, Ph.D., C.P.M., August, Vol. 22, No. 6, p. .

    As these two countries known for low-cost sourcing expand their business capabilities and market power, supply management has the opportunity to capitalize on emerging trends.

  • The Changing Winds of Population Growth Members Only Content
    Fariborz Ghadar, August, Vol. 23, No. 6, p. 26.

    Supply chain management needs flexibility as global demographics change and emerging countries expand their middle class.

  • The Collaborative Journey Members Only Content
    Ronald D. Schnur, September, Vol. 18, No. 9, p. 12.

    Tapping Into ... Supplier Relationships — Management
    Walking up and down your supply chain to get a hands-on understanding of how it works will add sustainable value to all supplier relationships.

  • The Coming Convergence Members Only Content
    Thomas W. Derry, September, Vol. 24, No. 7, p. 6.

    Executive Access to the CEO
    A major focus for today's supply management executives is harnessing "big data," but tomorrow's possibilities stretch well beyond data analysis.

  • The Cornerstone For Excellence Members Only Content
    Michael Orris, July, Vol. 19, No. 7, p. 6.

    Executive Access To The Board
    If you want to create a best-in-class supply management operation, you must have the basic foundation of a robust business plan.

  • The Cost of Climate Change Members Only Content
    Malcolm Fox, MBA, August, Vol. 21, No. 8, p. 30.

    Sustainability: Responsible Supply Management
    A quantifying model helps the food and beverage industry calculate costs and opportunities presented by a changing global environment.

  • The Emotional Intelligence Factor Members Only Content
    Lisa Cooling, July, Vol. 19, No. 7, p. 26.

    There's nothing to lose when developing personal and social skills; in fact, there is everything to gain!

  • The Ever-Present Challenge: Talent Management Members Only Content
    Roberta J. Jennings, September, Vol. 21, No. 9, p. .

    In good times or bad, securing qualified talent in supply management is an ongoing issue for hiring managers.

  • The Expectations Chain Members Only Content
    Roger Connors and Tom Smith, June, Vol. 21, No. 6, p. 36.

    Personal Connections: Work. Life. Balance.
    You can diagram all the elements of the supply chain, but what's missing are the human aspects where expectations and accountability intersect.

  • The Extended Payment Terms Solution Members Only Content
    Carl Oberland and Douglas Schoch, February, Vol. 21, No. 12, p. .

    Siemens uses a supply chain finance program to keep cash flow moving in a slow economy.

  • The Fab Four Technologies Members Only Content
    Beth Enslow, October, Vol. 17, No. 10, p. 30.

    Tech-Know: Tech Issues For The Decisionmaking Supply Manager
    Supply managers now have four key innovator technologies to consider implementing into their own companies.

  • The Faces of Tomorrow Members Only Content
    Jill Schildhouse, July, Vol. 17, No. 7, p. 30.

    Scholarship winners go to the head of their supply management classes with impressive grades, high-profile internships and extracurricular activities.

  • The Fear of Success Members Only Content
    Gerri King, Ph.D., September, Vol. 24, No. 7, p. 36.

    Personal Connections Work. Life. Balance.
    Sometimes, employees will resist or even sabotage opportunities. Understand what causes success avoidance and how to help them rise above it.

  • The Full Life-Cycle Approach Members Only Content
    Leo Medina, August, Vol. 22, No. 6, p. 32.

    Sustainability: Responsible Supply Management
    Here's how Alcatel-Lucent has reduced its impact on the environment, from green suppliers to remanufacturing and recycling.

  • The Future Is Looking Green Members Only Content
    Lisa Cooling, July, Vol. 18, No. 7, p. 24. (Exam Alert: )

    Research examines today's corporate strategies — and roadblocks — for meeting sustainability goals.

  • The Future of Benchmarking Members Only Content
    CAPS Research, April, Vol. 24, No. 3, p. 34.

    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    Elevate your benchmarking with a view of the overall landscape for greater accuracy, reliability and insights.

  • The Future of Supply Risk Members Only Content
    CAPS Research, August, Vol. 23, No. 6, p. 32.

    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    Supply risk no longer rests solely on supply management's shoulders; a holistic approach to risk is necessary to mitigate disruptions.

  • The Future of Sustainable Palm Oil Members Only Content
    Raj Arumugam, David Donnan and John Moyer, October, Vol. 24, No. 8, p. 30.

    Sustainability: Responsible Supply Management
    Increased demand and production concerns for the environment are motivating industries to take steps now to ensure the future of sustainable palm oil in the supply chain.

  • The Game of Sustainability Trade-Offs Members Only Content
    Robert W. Kuhn, December, Vol. 21, No. 11, p. .

    As green initiatives evolve, supply management must accept that win-win solutions are not always possible; however, that's not a reason to stop trying to achieve them.

  • The Global Reality of Geopolitics Members Only Content
    John Yuva, November, Vol. 20, No. 11, p. 18.

    Terrorism, war, disease and political unrest are just some of the geopolitical pressures that supply management executives face today — is your supply chain prepared?

  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Third-Party Software Support Members Only Content
    Scott D. Rosenberg and Harold Halpern, October, Vol. 24, No. 8, p. 12.

    Tapping Into ... Supply Management Issues and Trends
    Supply chain practitioners need to understand the advantages and risks involved with third-party software support.

  • The Graying Supply Chain Members Only Content
    Eric Lesser, September, Vol. 17, No. 9, p. 12.

    Tapping Into ... Knowledge Management — Leveraging Relationships
    Many companies see the maturing workforce not as a human-resource issue but as an operational issue that can leave them exposed to significant business risk.

  • The Green Logistics Factor Members Only Content
    Dr. Stephen Stokes and Greg Aimi, April, Vol. 20, No. 4, p. 34.

    Sustainability: Responsible Supply Management
    Logistics services providers can be key players in developing a functional — and effective — green supply chain.

  • The Growing Concern of Trade Secret Theft Members Only Content
    Pamela Passman, November, Vol. 23, No. 9, p. 30.

    As evidence mounts that supply chains expose companies to trade secret theft, companies are taking active steps toward reducing vulnerability that can cost millions of dollars.

  • The Heart of a Healthy Supply Chain Members Only Content
    Lisa Arnseth, September, Vol. 23, No. 7, p. 16.

    Boston Scientific Corporation transforms its global indirect sourcing and procurement function to lead from the center to improve processes, uncover savings and optimize spend.

  • The Human Factor Members Only Content
    Lisa Arnseth, March, Vol. 20, No. 3, p. 20.

    Organizations are under close scrutiny in a tight economy, and addressing social responsibility challenges can be a powerful opportunity for services industries to rise above the fray.

  • The IM Dilemma Members Only Content
    Jeffrey Bolas, June, Vol. 18, No. 6, p. 36.

    Tech-Know: Tech Issues for the Decisionmaking Supply Manager
    Despite the casual feel of instant messaging, it can pose complex social and technical issues for organizations.

  • The Impact of Tougher Clean Air Standards Members Only Content
    Lisa Arnseth, January, Vol. 24, No. 1, p. 38.

    Sustainability: Responsible Supply Management
    The manufacturing industry fears the new pollution standards released by the EPA could put a damper on economic growth in the United States.

  • The Journey to a Zero-Waste Supply Chain
    Holly Elmore, March, Vol. 24, No. 2, p. 30.

    Sustainability: Responsible Supply Management
    With a goal of sending as little material as possible to landfill, the zero-waste movement can bring bottom-line savings — or even profits — to sustainability initiatives.

  • The Key To Strategic Sourcing Members Only Content
    Rob Handfield, Ph.D., August, Vol. 19, No. 8, p. 12.

    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.

  • The Language of Leadership Members Only Content
    Samantha Covell, August, Vol. 20, No. 8, p. 10.

    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    These tried-and-true strategies can help you maximize networking, manage virtual teams and lead abroad.

  • The Lowest Price Is Not Always the Best Members Only Content
    Valerie J. Stueland, February, Vol. 17, No. 2, p. 12.

    Supply managers will not read this in textbooks, but if all else is equal or something seems to be missing, go with your gut feeling.

  • The Market Basket Approach Members Only Content
    D. Steven Wade, September, Vol. 18, No. 9, p. 40.

    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    When it comes to MRO pricing, this method can be an effective way to ensure you are not paying more for products than your competitor.

  • The Market-Driven Supply Chain Members Only Content
    Mark L. Seaver, February, Vol. 18, No. 2, p. 20.

    "The forces of the market are just that: They are forces; they are like the wind and the tides; you ignore them at your peril. Find a way of ordering your life that is compatible with these forces, indeed which harnesses these forces to [your] benefit."

    — Arnold "Al" Harberger, professor emeritus, University of Chicago, speaking in Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy, a PBS series

  • The Music of True Sustainability Members Only Content
    Lisa Arnseth, November, Vol. 24, No. 9, p. 18.

    Taylor Guitars is dedicated to the future of tonewoods and conservation, and has streamlined its supply chain operations by incorporating an ebony sawmill in Cameroon.

  • The Necessity of Character Members Only Content
    Peter Jennings, April, Vol. 23, No. 3, p. .

    Despite the differences in environment, supply management professionals can learn from combat leaders.

  • The New Era Of A La Carte Pricing Members Only Content
    Stephen R. Guth, Esq., C.P.M., CTPE, CCCM, August, Vol. 19, No. 8, p. 44.

    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?

  • The Next E-Step Members Only Content
    Mary Siegfried, June, Vol. 17, No. 6, p. 38.

    Taking online strategy to a higher level.

  • The Next Step Up Members Only Content
    Bradley J. Holcomb, April, Vol. 17, No. 4, p. 10.

    To stay competitive, supply management needs leaders who can shift their focus beyond tasks at hand and know what's needed for the firm's long-term well being.

  • The Ongoing Quest for Excellence Members Only Content
    Theresa Metty, C.P.M., January, Vol. 18, No. 1, p. 4. (Exam Alert: )

    Executive Access to the Chair
    A look back over the past two years reveals ISM's impressive commitment to the field of supply management.

  • The Organic Supply Chain Members Only Content
    Gwendolyn Wyard, April, Vol. 23, No. 3, p. 30.

    Sustainability: Responsible Supply Management
    The sourcing and verification of organic ingredients brings new challenges to supply chain management to ensure products are certified, safe and compliant with standards.

  • The Pallet Recycling Solution Members Only Content
    Ronald "Bud" Butler, February, Vol. 20, No. 2, p. 30.

    Sustainability: Responsible Supply Management
    One supply management department discovers an underutilized opportunity for significant savings, improved efficiency and environmental footprint reduction.

  • The Passion Play Members Only Content
    Lynne Urbina, July, Vol. 17, No. 7, p. 10.

    Out in Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    Outward enthusiasm for your industry and your profession is a driver for the kind of passion that can lead to share-of-mind.

  • The Path to Segmentation Members Only Content
    John Yuva, February, Vol. 21, No. 12, p. 24.

    An evolving supply network strategy is segmenting the supply chain to balance changing demand patterns and customer expectations.

  • The Plan to Succeed Members Only Content
    Jill Schildhouse, November, Vol. 17, No. 11, p. 20.

    A succession plan is a living document that requires careful thought and proactive planning in order to make a positive impact on your organization.

  • The Potential Impact Of The Arbitration Fairness Act Of 2007 Members Only Content
    John J. Jacko III, March, Vol. 19, No. 3, p. 12.

    Legal Briefs: Supply Management's Legal Issues
    A new consumer protection bill could potentially spell big changes regarding how conflict resolution is handled in business contracts.

  • The Power of Balanced Partnerships Members Only Content
    Lisa Arnseth, November, Vol. 20, No. 11, p. 26.

    When it comes to survival in a volatile business world, applying some fundamental principles of trust to your partnerships could drive profitable supplier relationships that stand the test of time.

  • The Power of a Great Book Members Only Content
    Lisa Arnseth, March, Vol. 24, No. 2, p. .

    Procurement and supply chain management leaders read a multitude of business books, but some stand out as especially inspirational. Here are some of the books that have made a lasting impact on executives.

  • The Predictive Supply Chain Members Only Content
    Thomas K. Linton, August, Vol. 24, No. 6, p. 6.

    Executive Access to the Chair
    As supply management's recognition grows, it's time to take the profession to the next level — supply chain prediction and risk prevention.

  • The REACH Regulation Members Only Content
    Daniel E. Uyesato, July, Vol. 19, No. 7, p. 38.

    Legal Briefs: Supply Management's Legal Issues
    This European Union statute will ensure safer chemicals throughout the EU, but it does present a challenge to global sourcing.

  • The Resilient Supply Chain Members Only Content
    Mary Siegfried, December, Vol. 19, No. 12, p. 28.

    Supply chain risk management is imperative in today's volatile international marketplace, but too few organizations are adequately prepared for a disruption.

  • The Resurgence of Manufacturing in America
    Willy Shih, June, Vol. 24, No. 5, p. 30.

    The rising costs of doing business in China, new natural gas and energy sources in North America, and a desire to keep R&D close to home are all factors luring manufacturing production back to the United States.

  • The Rich Flavor of Diversity Members Only Content
    Cathy Kutch, March, Vol. 22, No. 1, p. 32.

    Sustainability: Responsible Supply Management
    Kellogg Company's supply management team is dedicated to working closely with diverse suppliers, adding layers of value to the company and the community.

  • The Right People With the Right Skills Members Only Content
    Mary Siegfried, November, Vol. 19, No. 11, p. 28.

    IBM Supply Management Professional Profile
    With ideas borrowed from supply chain management, IBM develops an integrated process to find resources to fill strategic positions as the company expands worldwide.

  • The Rise of Global Ethics Members Only Content
    Lisa Arnseth, June, Vol. 23, No. 5, p. 30.

    It's not easy to be transparent about ethical behavior in the global supply chain, but large and small companies are taking significant steps in that direction.

  • The Secrets To Collaborative Success Members Only Content
    Mary Siegfried, September, Vol. 24, No. 7, p. 26.

    Develop unfaltering trust, transparency and leadership skills to manage supplier collaborations, and you've laid the foundation for a long-lasting partnership.

  • The Signs of a Solid Strategy
    Paul Novak, C.P.M., A.P.P., March, Vol. 17, No. 3, p. 6.

    When you hear it often from successful executives, it's obvious: The best laid plans all have a familiar ring — alignment, measurements and validation.

  • The Sky's the Limit
    Roberta J. Duffy, March, Vol. 17, No. 3, p. 4.

    Go on. Stretch yourself. You never know what you'll find and what kind of experience you'll reap when you venture out beyond supply management.

  • The Stress Factor Members Only Content
    Amalia Lopez, August, Vol. 17, No. 8, p. 6.

    Recognize and plan how to address and mitigate stress-related risk factors to health and job performance.

  • The Sweet Taste of Ethical Sourcing Members Only Content
    Lisa Arnseth, July, Vol. 20, No. 7, p. 26.

    Cadbury plc requires suppliers to adhere to stringent ethical guidelines as it moves closer to achieving Fairtrade certification for its popular chocolate bars.

  • The Tale of Two Suppliers Members Only Content
    Renae Hesselink, January, Vol. 17, No. 1, p. 13.

    With a government contract on the line, the choice between two suppliers becomes a critical task.

  • The Technology Trifecta Members Only Content
    Pat Byrne, February, Vol. 18, No. 2, p. 32.

    Tech-Know: Tech Issues for the Decisionmaking Supply Manager
    New technology initiatives bring about momentous change for the supply management industry — and aid the profession in its fight to contribute to the bottomline.

  • The Ultimate Professional Members Only Content
    Lindsey Yentes, June, Vol. 18, No. 6, p. 26.

    This year's winner of the J. Shipman Gold Medal Award has made enormous contributions to supply management.

  • The Unexpected Cold Call Members Only Content
    Ronald A. Hayes, C.P.M., July, Vol. 19, No. 7, p. 44.

    Ex Propriis: Contemplation and Thoughts — (Translated from Latin) "Of One's Own Resources"
    When a potential supplier who seems to fulfill your diversity goals calls you out of the blue, how would you react to this unexpected gift?

  • The Unthinkable Members Only Content
    Ian J. Crawford, August, Vol. 17, No. 8, p. 8.

    Executive Access to the Chair
    The Outsourcing of sourcing: Consider outsourcing spend categories that are not core to your business.

  • The Value Of Connectivity Members Only Content
    Anthony M. Townsend, Samuel DeMarie and Brian E. Mennecke, October, Vol. 18, No. 10, p. 34.

    Tech-Know: Tech Issues for the Decisionmaking Supply Manager
    Turn the supplier/customer relationship into a partnership through technical strategies coupled with open communication channels.

  • The Value Of Minority Businesses Members Only Content
    Roger A. Clay Jr., January, Vol. 19, No. 1, p. 12.

    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.

  • The Value of Cross-Industry Benchmarking Members Only Content
    CAPS Research, January, Vol. 24, No. 1, p. 42.

    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    You may not compare your company to those in other industries, but your customers and suppliers will — and have done so for a long time.

  • The Value of Market Baskets Members Only Content
    D. Steven Wade, December, Vol. 19, No. 12, p. 36.

    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.

  • The Value of Market Intelligence Members Only Content
    Terri Tracey, CAE, Editor-in-Chief, September, Vol. 22, No. 7, p. 4.

    From the Editor-in-Chief
    Employing market intelligence is becoming more common in supply management, and can help you manage uncertainty and volatility.

  • The Value of Reader Input Members Only Content
    Michael Schwanz, March, Vol. 18, No. 3, p. 4.

    Editor's Page
    All first-rate publications have one thing in common: They meet the needs of their readers.

  • The Value of Reflection Members Only Content
    Sidney Johnson, CPSM, November, Vol. 23, No. 9, p. 6.

    Executive Access to the Chair
    Taking time to reflect on the past can provide supply management professionals with lessons to build a better future.

  • The Value of Taking Time Off Members Only Content
    Catherine Allen, October, Vol. 22, No. 8, p. 44.

    Personal Connections: Work. Life. Balance.
    A sabbatical can bring a busy supply management executive enhanced productivity and creativity — and help retain good employees.

  • The VoIP Revolution Members Only Content
    Bill Salmon, January, Vol. 18, No. 1, p. 32.

    Tech-Know: Tech Issues for the Decisionmaking Supply Manager
    As more companies switch to VoIP telecommunications alternatives, many are experiencing the highly touted benefits proclaimed throughout the industry in recent years.

  • Think Laterally Members Only Content
    Kevin Tuel, C.P.M., June, Vol. 22, No. 5, p. 48.

    Personal Connections: Work. Life. Balance.
    Gaining experience in other career areas and job disciplines can greatly enhance your overall supply management skills.

  • Think Strategically Members Only Content
    Laura Quinn, July, Vol. 20, No. 7, p. 34.

    Personal Connections
    Strategic thinking and acting can help you balance short- and long-term goals.

  • Thoughts From the Far East Members Only Content
    Roberta J. Duffy, September, Vol. 17, No. 9, p. 40.

    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    Supply management professionals convene for the CAPS Research annual executive events in Japan and Asia.

  • Through Cost, Comes Value Members Only Content
    Greg Courts, January, Vol. 24, No. 1, p. 22.

    In today's complex market, businesses must understand the true cost of each item in the supply chain, and supply management must create strategies to drive maximum value.

  • Ticket to Ride Members Only Content
    John Yuva, March, Vol. 18, No. 3, p. 28.

    Profile

    "At the end of the day, we're not measured on the promises we make, we're measured on the promises we keep."

    — WILLIE A. DEESE, president of manufacturing for Merck & Co., Inc.

  • Ties That Bind Members Only Content
    Elizabeth Nohe, CPIM, October, Vol. 23, No. 8, p. 10.

    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    A strong supervisor-employee relationship is one key to success for supply management leaders.

  • Tightening the Screws Members Only Content
    Roberta J. Duffy, February, Vol. 18, No. 2, p. 36.

    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    In addition to any supplier- or customer-facing initiatives that bring value to a firm, operational processes are always ripe for analysis and improvement.

  • Time to Revamp Your Performance Review? Members Only Content
    Troy Harrison, January, Vol. 24, No. 1, p. 44.

    Personal Connections: Work. Life. Balance.
    Don't settle for a generic, by-the-numbers review process. Instead, focus on how the employee can develop new skills and habits or prepare for a future promotion.

  • Today's High Achievers Equal Tomorrow's Future Leaders Members Only Content
    Jean McHale, June, Vol. 21, No. 6, p. 24.

    The 2010 R. Gene Richter Scholarship Program recipients were recently honored in San Diego.

  • Today's Leadership Needs Members Only Content
    William Fello, May, Vol. 17, No. 5, p. 10.

    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations

    This dynamic and evolving profession necessitates leaders to match. The ability to combine strategy, execution and business acumen is in high demand.

  • Tools of the Trade Members Only Content
    Amalia Lopez, June, Vol. 17, No. 6, p. 6.

    Conference provided a great venue for training, interaction and supply management meeting of minds.

  • Top Talent, Top Strength Members Only Content
    Jeff Wood, November, Vol. 20, No. 11, p. 10.

    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    Top performers are considering job shifts as the economy begins to stabilize. Here's how to motivate them to stay with your organization.

  • Tough Conversations Members Only Content
    Janelle Brittain, MBA, CSP, November, Vol. 20, No. 11, p. 34.

    Personal Connections: Work. Life. Balance.
    Coach your employees to on-target performance during reviews.

  • Trace An Outbreak's Source Members Only Content
    Nick Bova, September, Vol. 18, No. 9, p. 34.

    Tech-Know: Tech Issues for the Decisionmaking Supply Manager
    For the food and beverage industry, software is needed to quickly track down the origin of a problem in the supply chain.

  • Tracing Through the Supply Chain Members Only Content
    Mary Siegfried, June, Vol. 22, No. 5, p. 36.

    Traceability allows supply management to search its supply chain to respond quickly to problems and concerns.

  • Tracking Your MRO Spend Members Only Content
    D. Steven Wade, December, Vol. 20, No. 12, p. 32.

    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management’s Best Practices
    To find out if you’re paying too much for MRO supplies, try benchmarking your MRO spend.

  • Trafficking in Supply Chains Members Only Content
    Sarah A. Altschuller, October, Vol. 22, No. 8, p. 38.

    Sustainability: Responsible Supply Management
    The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act presents a new legislative priority for state and federal legislators.

  • Training For Tomorrow's Leaders Members Only Content
    Paul Novak, C.P.M., A.P.P., September, Vol. 19, No. 9, p. 6.

    Executive Access To The CEO
    Sure, budgets are tight, but it is more important now than ever to invest in the next generation, and prepare them for the future.

  • Transformation Occurring In South Africa Members Only Content
    Carl Coetzer, March, Vol. 20, No. 3, p. 26.

    As a country rich in culture, South Africa is evolving into an economic and social magnet with exports the key to its growth.

  • Transformation and Improvement Members Only Content
    Terri Tracey, CAE, Editor, February, Vol. 21, No. 2, p. 4.

    Editor's Page: Supply Management Buzz
    Successful strategic sourcing, and remaining flexible, help you improve and transform your organization.

  • Transforming Challenges Into Opportunities Members Only Content
    Mary Siegfried, April, Vol. 24, No. 3, p. 24.

    Competition and an economic downturn prompted the U.S. Postal Service's supply management organization to deliver high-level results through restructuring.

  • Transforming Supplier Relationships Members Only Content
    Mary Siegfried, January, Vol. 19, No. 1, p. 32.

    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.

  • Transforming Traditional Lean Principles Members Only Content
    Lisa Arnseth, August, Vol. 22, No. 6, p. 20.

    Lean process methodologies are part of the global procurement leadership culture at Capital One Financial Corporation, allowing the team to do more without adding costs.

  • Transforming Your Operational Footprint Members Only Content
    Scott Constance, Dan Saunders, Jim Welch and Santiago Larrazabal, June, Vol. 23, No. 5, p. .

    Global business requires changing a company's operational footprint from a liability to a capability.

  • Transforming a Risk Model Members Only Content
    CAPS Research, June, Vol. 23, No. 5, p. 40.

    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    A company's five-step process to manage commodity price volatility substantially reduces risk exposure and improves financial results.

  • Transforming the Supply Chain Members Only Content
    Terri Tracey, CAE, Editor-in-Chief, September, Vol. 23, No. 7, p. 4.

    From the Editor-in-Chief
    One company's change to leading its global supply chain from the center helped meet the CEO's directive to "optimize the company."

  • Transparency Removes Blind Spots of Social Risks Members Only Content
    Dale S. Rogers, Ph.D. and Tad Kelly, June, Vol. 24, No. 5, p. 38.

    Sustainability: Responsible Supply Management
    Shine the light of transparency on risks ranging from conflict minerals to counterfeit products to safeguard your reputation and commitments to corporate responsibility.

  • Transparency Runs Deep Members Only Content
    John Yuva, April, Vol. 23, No. 3, p. 22.

    An innovative visibility tool at IBM is capturing, aggregating and displaying multitier supply and demand information for all parts from all suppliers.

  • Transport Routes Evolving Members Only Content
    John Yuva, Managing Editor, August, Vol. 24, No. 6, p. 4.

    From the Managing Editor
    In some cases, new transportation projects create more questions than answers when planning your logistics strategy.

  • Travel Smart, Travel Safe Members Only Content
    Robert Siciliano, April, Vol. 19, No. 4, p. 24.

    A new kind of business risk means supply management professionals on the road need to take more precautions to protect themselves.

  • Treading on Rough Terrain Members Only Content
    Mark A. Crowder, C.P.M., September, Vol. 23, No. 7, p. 24.

    An American adviser sent to train local professionals in supply management techniques shares an inside look at the uneasy state of procurement reform in Afghanistan.

  • Treat Suppliers Like Employees Members Only Content
    Scott Wilkerson, August, Vol. 18, No. 8, p. 10.

    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    Most large companies have a formal process for training and developing their staff. Doing a similar thing with your key suppliers can work wonders.

  • Trends Past and Present Members Only Content
    Michael Schwanz, April, Vol. 18, No. 4, p. 4.

    Editor's Page: Supply Management Buzz
    Every now and then, it is helpful to step back and reflect on how much the profession has changed in the last few decades.

  • Trends That Matter Members Only Content
    Paul Novak, CPSM, C.P.M., A.P.P., September, Vol. 20, No. 9, p. 6.

    Executive Access to the CEO
    Here's what supply management professionals are talking about when we ask them about emerging trends for the field, and why it should matter to you.

  • Trust Truly Matters Members Only Content
    Keld Jensen, February, Vol. 23, No. 1, p. 34.

    Personal Connections: Work. Life. Balance.
    Gaining mutual trust with your team members is critical to accomplishing goals in a tough economic climate.

  • Turn a Commodity Strategy Into a Competitive Advantage Members Only Content
    Justin M. Reaume, October, Vol. 22, No. 8, p. 30.

    Know your requirements and the capabilities of your value chain to find competitive advantages when creating an effective commodity strategy.

  • Turning Crisis Into Opportunity Members Only Content
    Paul Novak, CPSM, C.P.M., December, Vol. 19, No. 12, p. 4.

    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.

  • Turning Negotiation Experience Into Expertise — Part Two Members Only Content
    Jim Mullen, February, Vol. 17, No. 2, p. 6. (Exam Alert: )

    Knowing about negotiation is insufficient — action must occur, and taking action will generate experience from which learning can occur.

  • Uncertainty Takes an Economic Toll Members Only Content
    Mary Siegfried, January, Vol. 24, No. 1, p. 34.

    Economists expect slow, steady economic growth in 2013 amid worries in the U.S. and around the world.

  • Uncertainty in Capital Sourcing Members Only Content
    Bryan Ashenbaum, Ph.D., February, Vol. 21, No. 12, p. 34.

    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    Managing inevitable change and uncertainty in capital sourcing projects can be particularly challenging.

  • Uncover Savings Opportunities Members Only Content
    Ashok Santhanam, November, Vol. 19, No. 11, p. 31.

    Tech-Know: Tech Issues for the Decision-Making Supply Manager
    Spend analysis and optimization are more than one-time events to cut costs; they provide a framework that must be executed on an ongoing basis.

  • Understanding What Moves Your Company Members Only Content
    Joseph L. Cavinato, Ph.D., C.P.M., September, Vol. 24, No. 7, p. 22.

    Keeping on top of transportation trends and how they impact a supply chain organization is important as products move around the globe.

  • Update Old-School SRM Members Only Content
    Kent Vonada, May, Vol. 19, No. 5, p. 48.

    Ex Propriis: Contemplation And Thoughts — (Translated from Latin) "Of One's Own Resources"
    Education is the key to updating your employees' outdated attitudes about supplier relationship management.

  • Update Your Ethical Standards Members Only Content
    Carla S. Lallatin, C.P.M., CPPO, July, Vol. 18, No. 7, p. 40. (Exam Alert: )

    Ex Propriis: Contemplation And Thoughts — (Translated from Latin) "Of One's Own Resources"
    What would you do if you thought your company's standard business practices could use a little help — are you willing to rock the boat?

  • Use Memory for Advantage Members Only Content
    Scott Halford, October, Vol. 20, No. 10, p. 34.

    Personal Connections: Work. Life. Balance.
    When building supplier relationships, first impressions and the resulting memory of them can have just as much of a strategic impact as other variables.

  • Use Positive Consequences Members Only Content
    Mark Sasscer and Barry Savage, October, Vol. 21, No. 10, p. 44.

    Personal Connections: Work. Life. Balance.
    Positive consequences are essential to influencing the behaviors of others and achieving high performance

  • Use Social Media for Knowledge Building Members Only Content
    Lida Citroen, August, Vol. 21, No. 8, p. .

    Increase your supply management knowledge and network with global professionals through interactive social media tools.

  • Using Consultants Effectively
    Mary Siegfried, June, Vol. 18, No. 6, p. 32.

    Johnson & Johnson took several proactive steps to manage consulting spend.

  • Using RFID Strategically
    Johan Sauer, March, Vol. 17, No. 3, p. 34.

    The potential and value of RFID technology lies with the ability of supply managers and their trading partners to discover unique applications through knowledge sharing and group planning. Supply managers will be surprised at the wealth of new avenues to pursue.

  • Value Chain Collaboration Members Only Content
    CAPS Research Team, October, Vol. 24, No. 8, p. 34.

    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    Collaboration helps a U.S. global company outsource internal manufacturing to a Chinese supplier.

  • Value of Building Relationships Members Only Content
    Terri Tracey, CAE, Editor-in-Chief, August, Vol. 23, No. 6, p. 4.

    From the Editor-in-Chief
    Those who build effective relationships with internal stakeholders have a leg up on satisfying internal business units.

  • Valuing Professional Credentials Members Only Content
    Paul Novak, CPSM, C.P.M., A.P.P., MCIPS, March, Vol. 23, No. 2, p. 6.

    Executive Access to the CEO
    Look out various windows to determine which credentials might be right for you to attain.

  • Vanishing Industry Boundaries Members Only Content
    Richard E. Crandall, Ph.D. and William "Rick" Crandall, Ph.D., December, Vol. 19, No. 12, p. 12.

    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?

  • Veiled Opportunities Members Only Content
    Drew Schramm, January, Vol. 21, No. 1, p. 8.

    Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    There are three ways supply management leaders can capitalize on — not just navigate — tough economic times.

  • Vietnam's Supply Funnel Members Only Content
    George T. Haley, Ph.D., April, Vol. 23, No. 3, p. .

    Despite its potential, Vietnam's future as a sourcing and manufacturing hub is clouded by weak infrastructure and a workforce that is still developing solid business skills.

  • Viewpoints From China Members Only Content
    Michael Schwanz, December, Vol. 18, No. 12, p. 4.

    Editor's Page Supply Management Buzz
    A new survey of Chinese citizens shows that they value a wide spectrum of U.S. products and services offered in their country.

  • Wal-Mart's Sustainability Index Members Only Content
    Stephen Stokes, Ph.D., Kevin Dooley, Ph.D. and Lisa Arnseth, October, Vol. 20, No. 10, p. 18.

    Will Wal-Mart actually revolutionize the way products are labeled in the future? Two experts discuss how the new index will come together and what pitfalls the retail giant will need to avoid.

  • Walk the Qualification Talk Members Only Content
    Christina De Luca, CPSM, MCIPS, August, Vol. 21, No. 8, p. 6.

    Executive Access to the Board
    Earning the CPSM® or MCIPS helps position my leadership team for success.

  • Wanted: Great Attitudes Members Only Content
    Joseph C. Black, September, Vol. 22, No. 7, p. 6.

    Executive Access to the Board
    Employ a great attitude to assist in dealing with your everyday challenges in supply management.

  • Wanted: Supplier Innovation Members Only Content
    Roberta J. Jennings, August, Vol. 21, No. 8, p. 32.

    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    New research on supplier innovation offers company case studies.

  • Watch Points on Supplier Health Members Only Content
    John Yuva, July, Vol. 20, No. 7, p. 20.

    A volatile marketplace and supplier insolvency leave supply management professionals with their greatest challenge in decades.

  • Water Concerns in China Members Only Content
    Laura Ediger and Ryan Flaherty, June, Vol. 22, No. 5, p. 44.

    Sustainability: Responsible Supply Management
    Supply chains are affected by water pollution and scarcity issues in China, and supply management professionals must proactively manage risks.

  • Water Everywhere, and Not a Drop to Waste Members Only Content
    Will Sarni, March, Vol. 21, No. 3, p. .

    The Carbon Disclosure Project Water Questionnaire is an opportunity to uncover water-related risk in the supply chain before the need for water becomes critical.

  • Water Risks in China Members Only Content
    Jonars Spielberg, September, Vol. 24, No. 7, p. 30.

    Sustainability: Responsible Supply Management
    Pollution, water shortages and higher energy costs are all risks to supply chains that depend on Chinese suppliers.

  • We Can Work It Out Members Only Content
    Phillip B. Wilson, May, Vol. 22, No. 3, p. 40.

    Personal Connections: Work. Life. Balance.
    A manager-led, structured conversation between the two parties, with ground rules, is an effective model for resolving conflict.

  • Weathering the Storm Members Only Content
    Anthony E. Santiago, C.P.M., ISM Board Member, May, Vol. 20, No. 5, p. 6.

    Executive Access to the Board
    Building deeper relationships with suppliers is crucial in tough economic times.

  • Weathering the Storm: Managing the Volatility of Purchasing Costs Members Only Content
    Bob Bruning and Mark Lustig, July, Vol. 17, No. 7, p. 26.

    In an increasingly interconnected economy, the cascading impact of disruptive events — natural, geopolitical, economic or financial — has amplified the risk of wide fluctuations in the price of many commodities. For supply managers, the unchecked volatility of purchasing costs can quickly lead to trouble: Wall Street places higher value on companies with stable and predictable earnings.

  • What Is Your "New Normal"? Members Only Content
    Terri Tracey, CAE, Editor, January, Vol. 21, No. 1, p. 3.

    Editor's Page: Supply Management Buzz
    Supply management is adapting strategies and procedures as we begin to emerge from the recession.

  • What Lies Beyond Members Only Content
    Mary Siegfried, October, Vol. 17, No. 10, p. 20.

    As professionals and analysts look to the future, many believe that offshoring of services will continue to grow in coming years.

  • What Makes A Master? Members Only Content
    Michael Schwanz, February, Vol. 19, No. 2, p. 4.

    Editor's Page: Supply Management Buzz
    A recent study pinpoints the characteristics that helped today's leaders in the supply management field reach the top of our profession.

  • What Makes You A LEADER? Members Only Content
    Edward Mwelwa, June, Vol. 21, No. 6, p. 28.

    Effective and successful leadership over time is a conscious process that starts with clarity of personal vision and hopes for the future.

  • What's Right for You? Members Only Content
    Tim Minahan, April, Vol. 18, No. 4, p. 34.

    Tech-Know: Tech Issues for the Decisionmaking Supply Manager
    As demand for supply management software increases, the challenge for supply managers is finding the right solution and provider. An RFP template may help professionals meet the challenge.

  • When Downsizing Is an Opportunity in Disguise Members Only Content
    Lisa Arnseth, November, Vol. 20, No. 11, p. 22.

    In today's economy, almost no job is guaranteed, so it can be a wise career move to have a contingency plan in place.

  • When Your Supplier Is Bought Out Members Only Content
    Robert J. Hairston, C.P.M., June, Vol. 18, No. 6, p. 48.

    Ex Propriis: Contemplation And Thoughts — (Translated from Latin) "Of One's Own Resources"
    When a competitor buys your supplier, what can you do to make sure the relationship still benefits the needs of your own organization?

  • Where There's Smoke... Members Only Content
    Mary Siegfried, November, Vol. 24, No. 9, p. 22.

    Risk comes in many forms, and there are numerous ways it can play havoc with your supply chain. Being prepared to mitigate and respond to risk events that can disrupt supply chains or impact a company's reputation is essential today.

  • Where We Ended Up Members Only Content
    John Yuva, May, Vol. 18, No. 5, p. 32.

    Looking back on a decade of supply management trends, it’s clear why some were more prevalent, but that doesn’t make the others any less important.

  • Where in the World? Members Only Content
    Tony Noe, C.P.M., A.P.P., CIRM, October, Vol. 17, No. 10, p. 10.

    Out in Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    To reduce costs and maximize value when offshoring, a key to success lies in selecting the right projects.

  • Why SRM Is Important Members Only Content
    Geoff Zwemke, December, Vol. 22, No. 9, p. 42.

    CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
    Supplier relationship management requires an integrated, sustained approach that can pay dividends with the appropriate executive support and organizational investment.

  • Wi-Fi Security Members Only Content
    Becky Waring, August, Vol. 17, No. 8, p. 34.

    Tech-Know: Tech Issues for the Decisionmaking Supply Manager
    If not properly managed, the flexibility Wi-Fi offers roaming employees could expose a weak spot in company security. Learn what factors to consider when purchasing new subscription plans, setting up company policy and investing in equipment on behalf of your organization.

  • Winning Buy-In Members Only Content
    Chris Witt, February, Vol. 21, No. 2, p. 34.

    Personal Connections: Work. Life. Balance.
    You have an idea that could prove profitable for the organization, but are you communicating and presenting it effectively to gain buy-in?

  • Winning the Talent Retention Game Members Only Content
    Lisa Arnseth, April, Vol. 24, No. 3, p. 20.

    Amedisys creates a unique reward-based sourcing and procurement game to encourage employees and improve overall performance.

  • Winning the War on Obsolescence and Counterfeiting Members Only Content
    John Yuva, April, Vol. 22, No. 2, p. 26.

    To supply the many aerospace and defense systems it supports, L-3 Communications implemented a robust risk management strategy.

  • Work Together for Transformation Performance and Success Members Only Content
    Corey Matthews, August, Vol. 24, No. 6, p. 36.

    Invest time to build integrated transformation teams that will drive the organization to best-in-class performance.

  • Work the Process Members Only Content
    Emelia Nosser, September, Vol. 17, No. 9, p. 44.

    Ex Propriis: Contemplation and Thoughts — (Translated from Latin) "Of One's Own Resources"
    How would you help a top employee get promoted when your organization's policy says that person is not qualified enough on paper to advance to the next level?

  • Working Hard to Avoid the Labor Shortage
    Jill Schildhouse, March, Vol. 17, No. 3, p. 22.

    As skilled labor becomes the most valuable business commodity worldwide, organizations should think now about how to secure their future workforce.

  • Working With Every Ounce Members Only Content
    Doug Hindsley, May, Vol. 17, No. 5, p. 34.

    Tech-Know: Tech Issues for the Decisionmaking Supply Manager

    Technology is critical to supply management, but too often, implementations are underused. And when an implementation fails to help its customers, it can be a very expensive endeavor. We asked a leading provider to share some thoughts on how companies can better leverage their current technology.

  • Working With In-House Lawyers Members Only Content
    Jason Winmill, September, Vol. 19, No. 9, p. 36.

    Legal Briefs: Supply Management's Legal Issues
    Unexpected surprises — both good and bad — can occur when supply management executives join forces with their organization's legal team.

  • Working With Suppliers Members Only Content
    Terri Tracey, CAE, Editor-in-Chief, March, Vol. 23, No. 2, p. 4.

    From the Editor-in-Chief
    Supplier relationships are critical to organizational success, whether they're integrated horizontally or vertically.

  • Working With Suppliers to Achieve CSR Goals Members Only Content
    Mark Gordon and Michael Levin, Esq., June, Vol. 20, No. 6, p. 30.

    A recent survey suggests supply management still needs to take strong action to make corporate social responsibility initiatives a reality.

  • Worthy of Note Members Only Content
    Roberta J. Duffy, August, Vol. 17, No. 8, p. 40.

    CAPS: Supply Management's Leading-Edge Research
    Learn more about the multiple facets of the computer supply chain and desktop versus notebook industry models.

  • You Are Not Alone Members Only Content
    Michael Schwanz, May, Vol. 18, No. 5, p. 4.

    Editor's Page
    A recent international summit in Bath, England, brought together executives from more than 30 supply management associations from around the world. Their members share many of the same challenges that you do.

  • You Don't Call, You Don't Write Members Only Content
    Amalia Lopez, September, Vol. 17, No. 9, p. 4.

    Editor's Page: Supply Management Buzz
    Editors everywhere appreciate hearing from readers — regardless of whether the feedback is positive or not so positive

  • Your Next Great Employee
    Terry Sueltman, March, Vol. 17, No. 3, p. 10.

    Leading an organization means leading people; you can not underestimate the importance of recognizing the best ones and then getting them on board.