Mark Thompson, C.P.M.
Mark Thompson, C.P.M., Global Commodity Leader, Pioneer Hi-Bred International (A Dupont Company), 515/334-4607; firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert A. Kemp, Ph.D., C.P.M.
Robert A. Kemp, Ph.D., C.P.M., President, Kemp Enterprises, Inc., 515/221-2503; email@example.com
The expansion of world trade and world prosperity is an unending responsibility for business and government leaders. The acquisition of materials, parts or components, services and capital equipment is all part of world trade. Supply managers have a dual responsibility to society, and these vital roles include significant conflicting responsibilities. First, we are responsible to protect our organizations in terms of quality, total cost, availability of materials and second we must support the growth of trade. Strong forces worldwide make it impossible for an organization to sustain a policy of ignoring global resources. Like it or not, we all work in a one-world economy.