Forbes — 18 June 2019 — Compliance Practices

Abusive Compliance Practices Hurt Retailers And Their Vendors Vendor compliance programs have become a major roadblock to retail store success… Article by Kate Vitasek published in Forbes on 18 June 2019. Here is the link: https://bit.ly/2KtlXah  

Contract Management Magazine — 1 June 2019

THE EVOLUTION OF THE VESTED BUSINESS MODEL: FROM RESEARCH TO A METHODOLOGY TO A MOVEMENT Article by Kate Vitasek published 1 June 2019 in Contract Management Magazine. Here is the link: https://www.ncmahq.org/news/magazine-details/the-evolution-of-the-vested-business-model-from-research-to-a-methodology-to-a-movement

Intelligent Sourcing — Spring 2019

Sourcing as an evolving system Article by Kate Vitasek 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: http://www.intelligentsourcing.net/wp-content/plugins/download-attachments/includes/download.php?id=5527 

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 […]