Forbes — 26 March 2019 — Southwest Airlines cultural fit

Cultural Fit Key For Southwest Airlines Employees And Suppliers Post by Kate Vitasek published in Forbes on 26 March 2019 Southwest Airlines is renowned for its unique people-centric culture and customer experience, with the key words including fun, casual and hip. So, when the airline wanted to imbue its online career site with those same aspects […]

Contract Management Magazine — March 2019

Reviewing RFx Bidding Methods: Which Ones are Right for You? Article by Kate Vitasek published March 2019 in Contract Management Magazine Every day, companies use well-known, “tried and true” competitive bidding methods to choose their suppliers. Most common, of course, is the request for proposals (RFP)—also commonly referred to as a request for tender or invitation […]

Supply Chain Brain — 2019 Resource Guide — Two articles: Metrics and End-to-End Cooperation

Aligning Metrics for the Business at Hand The Volatile Global Economy Demands End-to-End Cooperation Articles by Kate Vitasek in  Supply Chain Brain’s 2019 Supply Chain Management Resource Guide (link: https://www.supplychainbrain.com/publications/2)  

Intelligent Sourcing — 7 March 2019

Modeling the Change: Sourcing as an Evolving System. Article by Kate Vitasek published in the Spring 2019 issue of Intelligent Sourcing Research at the University of Tennessee is helping sourcing professionals put logic around when and how to use different sourcing business models for different situations… Here is the link to the Intelligent Sourcing site: http://www.intelligentsourcing.net/spring-issue-2019-innovation-are-you-making-a-difference/

Corporate Real Estate Journal — March 2019 (Vol. 8 – No. 3)

Making ‘getting what you pay for’ a reality in CRE outsourcing deals Article by Kate Vitasek, Faculty Member for Graduate and Executive Education, Haslam College of Business Administration, University of Tennessee, and Michele Flynn, Executive Chairman, SIREAS in CREJ Vol. 8 – No.3) — March 2019 Link to the CREJ site: https://www.henrystewartpublications.com/crej/v8

Thought Leadership Leverage — 20 March 2019 Podcast

Leveraging Thought Leadership With Peter Winick – Episode 99 – Kate Vitasek Podcast featuring Kate Vitasek. Kate shares how to make a win-win licensing model and why the standard agreement might not be what you need. Along with Peter they share interesting ways to scale your content, how to make sure your spend time on […]

Forbes — 5 March 2019 — RelianceCM

Succeeding With Compatibility, Transparency And Trust In High Tech Article by Kate Vitasek published In Forbes on 5 March 2019 High tech contract manufacturing is a booming business that reaches more than $1 billion in revenues per year. Is it possible for small businesses to compete and thrive against the big Chinese companies?… Here’s the […]

ISM Magazine — February 2019

Strategic Contracts: Clearly Defined and Measurable Desired Outcomes The next in Kate Vitasek’s series on the Five Rules/Ten Elements published by ISM. Vested’s Rule No. 3 for creating a Vested agreement directs the parties to clearly define and measure their desired outcomes. There are two contractual aspects when it comes to how an organization should […]

Reverse Logistics Magazine — January 2019, Edition 98

Five Rules to Strategic Outsourcing Cover story by Kate Vitasek in Reverse Logistics Magazine, Edition 98 All too often companies that outsource experience what University of Tennessee researchers call the Watermelon scorecard: SLAs (service level agreements) are green on the surface, but often neither the buying company nor the service provider are happy with the […]

Forbes — 24 January 2019 — Employees, Suppliers

Don’t Treat Your Employees Like Suppliers Forbes Blog article by Kate Vitasek published 24 January 2019 The war for talent is 20 years strong and has changed the way companies recruit and retain talented employees. While great strides have been made in how companies treat employees, many are still in the dark ages when it […]