Procurement http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6642/more en How to Keep Your Supply Chain From Killing You, Part 1 http://www.industryweek.com/supplier-relationships/how-keep-your-supply-chain-killing-you-part-1 <div class="field-byline"> Ned Hill, Professor of Public Administration and City &amp; Regional Planning, The Ohio State University’s John Glenn College of Public Affairs </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Purchasing managers and companies guided by lowest delivered costs, rather than life-cycle costs, can kill their companies. A purchasing culture that does not live by the principles of lean, and depends on long, thin supply chains, can kill a business.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supplier-relationships/how-keep-your-supply-chain-killing-you-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supplier-relationships/how-keep-your-supply-chain-killing-you-part-1#comments Quality Procurement Supplier Relationships Supply Chain The Latest Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:30:00 +0000 662791 at http://www.industryweek.com An Extraordinary Supplier Performance that Will Leave You Buzzing http://www.industryweek.com/supplier-relationships/extraordinary-supplier-performance-will-leave-you-buzzing <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A stinging tale of two suppliers—one that got too greedy, and another that went above and beyond to generate positive buzz.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supplier-relationships/extraordinary-supplier-performance-will-leave-you-buzzing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supplier-relationships/extraordinary-supplier-performance-will-leave-you-buzzing#comments Ideaxchange Procurement Supplier Relationships Supply Chain The Latest Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:21:00 +0000 653281 at http://www.industryweek.com The Case for Civility in Manufacturing http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/case-civility-manufacturing <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A pure Free Market strategy isn’t always in the best interests of our country.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/case-civility-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/case-civility-manufacturing#comments Ideaxchange Continuous Improvement Procurement Leadership Supply Chain The Latest Sun, 09 Apr 2017 22:53:00 +0000 636611 at http://www.industryweek.com True Leaders Are a Couple Steps Ahead of Everybody Else http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/true-leaders-are-couple-steps-ahead-everybody-else <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>People want to play on a winning team and want to work for a manager that sets them up for success. </div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/true-leaders-are-couple-steps-ahead-everybody-else" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/true-leaders-are-couple-steps-ahead-everybody-else#comments Ideaxchange Change Management Industry Perspectives Procurement Leadership Supply Chain The Latest Thu, 23 Mar 2017 01:28:00 +0000 613591 at http://www.industryweek.com A Tale of Two Suppliers http://www.industryweek.com/supplier-relationships/tale-two-suppliers <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>When an OEM offered supplier development assistance to two key suppliers, their responses were as different as day and night.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supplier-relationships/tale-two-suppliers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supplier-relationships/tale-two-suppliers#comments Ideaxchange Industry Perspectives Procurement Supplier Relationships Transportation Supply Chain The Latest Fri, 10 Mar 2017 20:47:00 +0000 600281 at http://www.industryweek.com A Smarter Approach to Procurement http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/smarter-approach-procurement <div class="field-byline"> David Schannon, Sam Thakarar and Klaus Neuhaus, partners, Bain &amp; Company </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Successful companies achieve greater savings by creating a collaborative partnership between procurement and the business.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/smarter-approach-procurement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/smarter-approach-procurement#comments Procurement Supply Chain The Latest Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:35:00 +0000 580011 at http://www.industryweek.com A Sustainable Supply Chain: It Begins with Trust http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/sustainable-supply-chain-it-begins-trust <div class="field-byline"> Suhas Apte and Jagdish Sheth, authors, The Sustainability Edge </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Many companies are struggling with establishing sustainable supply chains because of their unproductive attempts at enforcement through leverage.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/sustainable-supply-chain-it-begins-trust" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/sustainable-supply-chain-it-begins-trust#comments Customer Relationships Procurement Supplier Relationships Supply Chain The Latest Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:42:00 +0000 570861 at http://www.industryweek.com Small Firms Are Better Partners than Holding Companies http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/small-firms-are-better-partners-holding-companies <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>If you want to work with a supplier who will work with you as a partner so both parties can benefit, you have a better chance of this with smaller, family-owned businesses than large holding companies.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/small-firms-are-better-partners-holding-companies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/small-firms-are-better-partners-holding-companies#comments Ideaxchange Customer Relationships Industry Perspectives Procurement Supplier Relationships Leadership Supply Chain The Latest Fri, 10 Feb 2017 19:32:00 +0000 561161 at http://www.industryweek.com Why a Low Price Sourcing Strategy Will Doom Your Lean Efforts http://www.industryweek.com/continuous-improvement/why-low-price-sourcing-strategy-will-doom-your-lean-efforts <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A sourcing strategy that focuses on price reductions can disrupt the supply chain and derail a lean and Six Sigma initiative.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/continuous-improvement/why-low-price-sourcing-strategy-will-doom-your-lean-efforts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/continuous-improvement/why-low-price-sourcing-strategy-will-doom-your-lean-efforts#comments Industry Perspectives Continuous Improvement Procurement The Latest Tue, 31 Jan 2017 18:43:00 +0000 544811 at http://www.industryweek.com A Bad Day to be a Buyer http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/bad-day-be-buyer <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A supplier's bankruptcy leads to a creative solution: Is it really stealing if you take back something that you actually paid for?</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/bad-day-be-buyer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/bad-day-be-buyer#comments Ideaxchange Industry Perspectives Procurement Supplier Relationships Supply Chain The Latest Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:24:00 +0000 528591 at http://www.industryweek.com