Paying the Piper

The old saying goes, “He who pays the piper calls the tune.”  The adage dates back to medieval times and emphasizes the fact that the person paying someone to do something decides how that something gets done. Paying the Piper makes a great deal of sense in transactional deals; if Company A is footing the bill, shouldn’t it call the shots? […]

You May Think You Know What You’re Doing…

Seth Godin’s recent blog on “Rationalizing your project” really struck a chord with me. Godin talks about how companies and individuals fail to follow advice because, “In the face of helpful advice, it’s easy to say, ‘sure, that’s what I’m already doing,’” or justify altering the advice to make things easier for them. He gives an excellent […]

ISM Weekly — 26 November 2018

Implementing a Successful Supplier Sourcing Contract Article by Kate Vitasek published  by Inside Supply Management Weekly on 26 November 2018. Some sourcing business deals are simple to negotiate, especially when they are basic transactional deals, such as for office supplies. Other more strategic sourcing contracts might go through difficult and lengthy RFP processes… Here is […]

Siliconindia — January 2018

Five Steps to Collaborative IT Outsourcing Relationships Article by Kate Vitasek published 31 December 2017 in Siliconindia magazine. Here is the link: https://www.siliconindiamagazine.com/magazine/college-of-the-year-special-december-2017/#page=44

Occupier Edge — October 2017

Vested Outsourcing: IT’S TIME TO TRANSFORM OUTSOURCING Article by Kate Vitasek in Cushman & Wakefield’s Occupier Edge, 5th edition 2017, pages 52-53, published 25 September. Here’s the link: https://cushwake.cld.bz/Occupier-Edge-Ed-5-US 

Susan Solovic podcast — 24 July 2017

Let Go of Old Business Models with Kate Vitasek Susan Solovic podcast with Kate Vitasek released on 24 July 2017. Kate shares the results of her research and her five-step plan to jump-start your business innovation. Her collaborative and innovative approach to business is a breath of fresh air, and just what you might need […]

Incentive Magazine — April 2017

Flourish Conference Looks Beyond Gift Cards to Branded Currency Article by Alex Palmer in Incentive Mag (online) published on 11 April 2017. The article covers the first day of the Flourish conference in Omaha, NE, with coverage of Kate Vitasek’s keynote. Here is the link: http://tinyurl.com/mhbyh74

Supply Chain 24/7 — 20 December 2016

McDonald’s “Secret Sauce” for Supply Chain Success Article by Kate Vitasek published by Supply Chain 24/7 on 20 December 2016 — it was chosen for online publication from a feature article on Vested’s McDonald’s case study in Supply Chain Management Review (which is subscription only). Is there a “secret sauce” for consistent supply chain success? McDonald’s, […]

Building Operating Management — June 2016

Article by Kate Vitasek (Part 1) in the  June 2016 issue of Building Operating Management Vested Approach to Outsourcing Creates Long-Term Value When it is done right, an outsourcing business strategy creates a value-laden win-win relationship between a company and its service provider that is purpose-built to create long-term value for the parties. The key […]

European Cleaning Journal — May 2016

Longer term contracts – a new kind of relationship Article published by an unnamed author in the UK’s European Cleaning Journal on 6 May 2016. Excerpt: …Vitasek concludes developing an outsourcing agreement using Vested Outsourcing principles is much more than delivering a higher level of service on a given activity. “This model enables the parties […]