It’s that time again… the annual unveiling of the Top 25 Supply Chains of the year, at least according to analyst firm Gartner Inc. Every year for the past 11 years, Gartner has conducted a poll of its own analysts, as well as a peer...
Supplier performance abd its management involves much more than managing piece-price and additional factors should be considered in performance ratings.
If you put people in a corporate supply management group who are more interested in receiving personal credit than facilitating the success of others, it is not going to work out well.
More than 60,000 manufacturing jobs were brought to the U.S. by reshoring and foreign direct investment (FDI) combined in 2014, according to a new report from The Reshoring Initiative.
The number represents a 400% increase since 2003.
Many challenges in the next 10 years have the potential to disrupt the dynamics of supply chains.
Consolidating control of supply management decisions at the corporate level can be counter-productive if that group promotes itself as the company’s exclusive One Face to the Supplier.
If a consultant implies that applying leverage is a solid supplier management strategy, they are probably trying to sell you a form of snake oil elixir. Don’t buy it.
3G Capital has been eagerly looking for more acquisition targets after it raised $5 billion for deal-making and now has Kraft Foods in its sights.
Creating middle ground in negotiations increases the size of the pie, allowing both sides to realize more than 50% of their hoped-for result and yielding a combined total result greater than 100%.
If your business relationships are based on a strategy of manipulation and imposing your will on your partners, they're not going to end well.