Supplier Relationships


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Supply Chain Initiative

The Most Valuable Lessons I’ve Learned about Price Reduction

Nov. 18, 2022
Finding cost savings, not negotiating harder with suppliers, is the holy grail.
Stellantis NV
The Jeep Avenger 4xe will launch in Europe early next year.
Companies & Executives

Stellantis CFO: Supply Chains Won’t Get Back to Normal Next Year

Nov. 3, 2022
The parent of Chrysler and Jeep grew its North American revenues 36% in the third quarter.
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Supply Chain Initiative

Supplier Development Needn't Be Daunting

Oct. 14, 2022
It's likely only 10 to 25% of your suppliers will qualify for special assistance.
© Suriyawut Suriya |
Forced Labor
Supplier Relationships

Is Your Supply Chain Susceptible to Forced Labor?

Sept. 29, 2022
Three action steps you can take now to prevent problems downstream.
Supply Chain
Supply Chain

Supply Chain Pain, Self-Help and the Willingness to Change

Sept. 20, 2022
Some industry pros share some of the things they’re paying attention to as an eventful 2022 winds down.


The IndustryWeek US 500

Download the IW U.S. 500

May 24, 2023
Download the list of the 500 largest US public manufacturers in an easy to read .pdf format
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Chief Procurement Officer

Procurement: A CEO’s Secret Weapon

June 22, 2022
Lessons from the 1990s ring true today: Leaders must start viewing suppliers and the CPO very differently.
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Supply Chain

EV Has a Problem: 90% of the Battery Supply Chain ‘Does Not Exist’

June 20, 2022
The US auto industry needs to step up its efforts—and its investment dollars.
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Supply Chain Initiative

Lost in a Merger, this Supply Chain Strategy Deserves a Comeback

May 27, 2022
Extended Enterprise supply management was a bit of brilliance from Chrysler.
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Planning & Forecasting

Lessons in Supply Chain Agility and Resilience: Current Events Edition

May 24, 2022
US and European companies now must create a Plan B on the fly after getting too comfortable with China and Russia.