Stephen L. Kesinger, C.P.M.
Stephen Kesinger founded The Kesinger Group in April 1997. The firm’s areas of specialty include procurement training, leadership and facilitation for cross-functional supply chain teams, process analysis, and strategic alliance development and implementation.
Mr. Kesinger was formerly director of procurement for Houston-based American Ref-Fuel Company, and from 1994-96, he served a dual role, also serving as director, management information systems. Mr. Kesinger also worked for Shell Oil Company, where he received a special recognition award for his efforts in developing and implementing world-class procurement.
Mr. Kesinger holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Eastern Illinois University and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in business management from LaSalle University, which he expects to complete in 1998.
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The Internet is an excellent tool for helping to improve supply chain performance. The Internet can be used in supply chain management to assess supplier financial condition, to research best practices, to obtain marketplace data and trends, to find potential suppliers, and a variety of other information.
NAPM’s Web site (http://www.ism.ws) contains a searchable database of articles. From the Home page, click on "Members Only" and then on "Articles." From there, you can search for articles of interest on supply chain management and other topics.
Following are some additional Internet sites:
http://www.abc.org (Association of Contractors and Builders)
http://www.amm.com (American Metals Market)
http://www.execforum.com/prices.htm (price/cost data)
http://www.execforum.com/kxchange.htm (best practices)
http://www.fuld.com/ (the Competitive Intelligence Guide)
http://www.nber.org (Bureau of Economic Research)
http://www.scip.org (the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals)
http://www.supply-chain.com (the Supply Chain Council)