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...
The coffee maker’s director of procurement talks about making volunteerism mean more than a hill of beans.
A stinging tale of two suppliers—one that got too greedy, and another that went above and beyond to generate positive buzz.
A pure Free Market strategy isn’t always in the best interests of our country.
People want to play on a winning team and want to work for a manager that sets them up for success.
When an OEM offered supplier development assistance to two key suppliers, their responses were as different as day and night.
Successful companies achieve greater savings by creating a collaborative partnership between procurement and the business.
Many companies are struggling with establishing sustainable supply chains because of their unproductive attempts at enforcement through leverage.
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.