Do Your Homework before Deciding to Reshore

A recent item on Ryder’s Exchange blog notes that after nearly two decades of offshoring manufacturing across the Pacific, “some automotive, technology, aeronautics and consumer electronics companies have decided to ‘reshore’ their operations closer to home.” For many, Mexico has become the near-shore destination of choice, the article continues. The reasons? Ryder notes the economy is strengthening and “the trade […]

McDonald’s Supply Chain Still among the Elite

Gartner’s influential and well-regarded rankings of the top supply chains for 2016 is out and once again McDonald’s is occupying the no. 2 spot. Gartner analysts announced the findings at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference last month. “2016 marks the 12th year of our annual Supply Chain Top 25 ranking,” said Stan Aronow, research vice president at Gartner. “In this year’s […]

Professional Excellence: TD Bank and Ever Better Alliance

I want to give a big shout-out to TD and the Ever Better Alliance (CBRE and Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions), winners of CoreNet Global’s 2016 Professional Excellence Award for their implementation of the Vested Outsourcing model. This is a huge feather in the Vested cap and further proof that collaboration and shared value approaches using the Vested […]

The Power of Laughter

We know that laughter is infectious – there’s that old saying that laugh and the world laughs with you, cry and you cry alone. Coca-Cola proved the point about the power of laughter with this cute and disarming ad: It’s pretty self-explanatory — I admit that I laughed along with the rest of the people on […]

Procurement Integrity

Much is written lately about “procurement integrity”—many might say this a hot subject, because at times it seems that integrity is somewhat tough to come by in many types of business relationships, but especially when procurement divisions focus only costs. Tim Cummins addressed this issue in a recent Commitment Matters post, in which he gets […]

Talk About the Money Later

Guest blog by David Frydlinger The following post was written by my friend, colleague and Vested CDA David Frydlinger. David is Partner with Lindahl law firm in Sweden and is a co-author of our Getting to We book as well as author of a Vested book in Swedish. I have spent—if you ask my wife – […]

Innovation: You Don’t Need a Genius

Ok, it sure is nice to have geniuses on hand for your innovation projects and goals, but how often does a genius cross your path? Or work for you? But what’s cool about innovation is that it can come from anywhere and anyone— you don’t need to be a genius, just ingenious in your approaches, […]