Procurement http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6642/more en Top Ten Rules for Selecting a Good Manager http://www.industryweek.com/supplier-relationships/top-ten-rules-selecting-good-manager <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Follow these no-nonsense guidelines to hiring people who will not only fit into your organization, but do all they can to ensure its success.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supplier-relationships/top-ten-rules-selecting-good-manager" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supplier-relationships/top-ten-rules-selecting-good-manager#comments Ideaxchange Procurement Supplier Relationships Leadership Supply Chain Workforce The Latest Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:55:00 +0000 385131 at http://www.industryweek.com OEMs Aren't as Powerful as they Think http://www.industryweek.com/supplier-relationships/oems-arent-powerful-they-think <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>VW and other large OEMs are learning that they don't have all of the leverage in their relationships with suppliers.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supplier-relationships/oems-arent-powerful-they-think" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supplier-relationships/oems-arent-powerful-they-think#comments Ideaxchange Lean / Six-Sigma Procurement Supplier Relationships Operations Supply Chain The Latest Fri, 09 Sep 2016 19:00:00 +0000 366261 at http://www.industryweek.com Supply Chain Managers: Are You The Biggest Risk in Your Supply Chain? http://www.industryweek.com/supplier-relationships/supply-chain-managers-are-you-biggest-risk-your-supply-chain <div class="field-byline"> Michael J. Gravier, Ph.D., C.T.L. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Avoid these three most common risks that companies create for themselves in the supply chain.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supplier-relationships/supply-chain-managers-are-you-biggest-risk-your-supply-chain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supplier-relationships/supply-chain-managers-are-you-biggest-risk-your-supply-chain#comments Companies & Executives Procurement Supplier Relationships Supply Chain The Latest Tue, 30 Aug 2016 17:15:00 +0000 357791 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>To trim costs, Takata started using ammonium nitrate in its airbags in 2001. The result is the largest and most complex automotive recall in history.</p> Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images 'Extending Payment Terms' Is Just Another Term for Pilfering http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/extending-payment-terms-just-another-term-pilfering <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Don’t assume that OEMs have the power to call all of the shots. Suppliers have more leverage than they know.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/extending-payment-terms-just-another-term-pilfering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/extending-payment-terms-just-another-term-pilfering#comments Ideaxchange Customer Relationships Procurement Supplier Relationships Finance Supply Chain The Latest Fri, 19 Aug 2016 15:39:00 +0000 349071 at http://www.industryweek.com Don't Waste Your Time Chasing Unicorns http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/dont-waste-your-time-chasing-unicorns <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>There are usually no easy paths for doing things the right way, a lesson learned by those companies that got involved in online auctions.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/dont-waste-your-time-chasing-unicorns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/dont-waste-your-time-chasing-unicorns#comments Ideaxchange Customer Relationships Procurement Supplier Relationships Supply Chain The Latest Mon, 01 Aug 2016 04:57:00 +0000 329451 at http://www.industryweek.com Lost in Translation: Bridging the Gap Between Industrial MRO Buyers and Sellers http://www.industryweek.com/supplier-relationships/lost-translation-bridging-gap-between-industrial-mro-buyers-and-sellers <div class="field-byline"> Kelly Brock, UPS </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The needs of MRO buyers are changing quickly, and it’s a challenge for sellers to keep up. Case in point: 72% of industrial products buyers would switch suppliers for a better website.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supplier-relationships/lost-translation-bridging-gap-between-industrial-mro-buyers-and-sellers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supplier-relationships/lost-translation-bridging-gap-between-industrial-mro-buyers-and-sellers#comments Customer Relationships Procurement Supplier Relationships Supply Chain The Latest Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:54:00 +0000 317931 at http://www.industryweek.com Don't Get Boxed into Making the Wrong In-Shoring Decision http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/dont-get-boxed-making-wrong-shoring-decision <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The overall goal of business—generating revenue and profit—cannot be achieved exclusively through a focus on cost control.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/dont-get-boxed-making-wrong-shoring-decision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/dont-get-boxed-making-wrong-shoring-decision#comments Ideaxchange Lean / Six-Sigma Procurement Supplier Relationships Supply Chain The Latest Mon, 18 Jul 2016 17:57:00 +0000 315221 at http://www.industryweek.com How Politics Can Brew Supply Chain Risk http://www.industryweek.com/planning-forecasting/how-politics-can-brew-supply-chain-risk <div class="field-byline"> Nathan Stempel, founder &amp; owner, Hill Top Hoperation </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Understanding the drivers of demand, including legislation, is critically important, even when an industry such as craft brewing is enjoying healthy growth.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/planning-forecasting/how-politics-can-brew-supply-chain-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/planning-forecasting/how-politics-can-brew-supply-chain-risk#comments Inventory Management Planning & Forecasting Procurement Supply Chain The Latest Fri, 15 Jul 2016 19:39:00 +0000 313841 at http://www.industryweek.com Why the Supply Chain is a Manufacturer's Strategic Nucleus http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-leader-week/why-supply-chain-manufacturers-strategic-nucleus <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The ISM's Tom Derry explains why supply chain professionals are participating in the most strategic decisions at their company.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-leader-week/why-supply-chain-manufacturers-strategic-nucleus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-leader-week/why-supply-chain-manufacturers-strategic-nucleus#comments Education / Training Procurement Supplier Relationships Teamwork Leadership Manufacturing Leader of the Week Supply Chain Workforce The Latest Tue, 21 Jun 2016 16:45:00 +0000 293661 at http://www.industryweek.com <p> <style type="text/css">.pquote { background: url("http://www.industryweek.com/site-files/industryweek.com/files/uploads/2014/08/openquote-iw.png") no-repeat!important; color: #000000; font-style: italic; margin: 10px; padding: 10px 1px 1px 50px; font-size: 24px; } .article-image .image-description p { margin: 0; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.9; } .image-description { background: #F8F8F8; font-size: 11px; padding: 5px 5px 3px; color: #000; font-weight: normal;!important; } .pcaption { padding-left: 20px; padding-right: 20px; font-size: 12px; line-height: 1.9; padding-bottom: 2px; } </style> </p> <blockquote class="pquote"> <p>If I were interested in pursuing a career in manufacturing or I had children at that age, I&rsquo;d be looking at an opportunity to become stronger in my STEM education.&quot;</p> <p><em>&nbsp;- Tom Derry</em></p> </blockquote> <hr /> <p><strong>Title:</strong> Chief Executive Officer<br /> <strong>Organization: </strong>Institute for Supply Management (ISM)<br /> <strong>Previous positions</strong>: Chief Operating Officer, Association for Financial Professionals (AFP); General Manager, LexisNexis business intelligence group<br /> <strong>Related activities: </strong>Chairman and President of ISM Services; Member of the Dean&#39;s Council for the W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University; Member, board of directors, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)</p> <hr /> <p><em>The <strong>IndustryWeek <a href="http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/manufacturing-leader-week" target="_blank">Manufacturing Leader of the Week</a></strong> highlights the manufacturing leaders, executives and stars who are driving growth in today&#39;s industry and helping to shape the future of manufacturing.</em></p> <hr /> 5 Things Supply Chain Managers Need to Know about ISO 9001:2015 http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/5-things-supply-chain-managers-need-know-about-iso-90012015 <div class="field-byline"> Christine Hannon, director of team excellence, Team World </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>As you prepare for the latest revision of the ISO 9001 standard, here are five things to keep in mind to help ensure a smooth transition.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/5-things-supply-chain-managers-need-know-about-iso-90012015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/5-things-supply-chain-managers-need-know-about-iso-90012015#comments Customer Relationships Lean / Six-Sigma Planning & Forecasting Quality Procurement Supplier Relationships Transportation Operations Supply Chain The Latest Fri, 17 Jun 2016 15:45:00 +0000 293301 at http://www.industryweek.com