MHD Supply Chain Solutions — March/April 2014

How Do I Know I’m Getting a Good Deal in a Vested Arrangement? Article by Andrew Downard and Kate Vitasek in the March/April edition of Australia’s MHD Supply Chain Solutions. There is no direct link available to the article; here is a link to the overall site: http://www.intermedia.com.au/print/news-item/mhd-supply-chain-solutions-magazine  

Logistics & Supply Chain World — January 2014

How to regain lost trust and negotiate a highly collaborative relationship Article by Andrew Downard in the January 2014 issue of Logistics & Supply Chain World. It begins on page 32; here’s the link to the entire magazine: http://www.kamikaze.co.in/jan-issue-2014.pdf  

Information Week — December 2013

5 Ways To Turbocharge Innovation “Think “creative conflict” rather than touchy-feely collaboration to get the best ideas out of your organization.” Commentary in InformationWeek’s Strategic CIO by Kate Vitasek and Andrew Downard, published on December 5, 2013. Here’s the link: http://www.informationweek.com/strategic-cio/team-building-and-staffing/5-ways-to-turbocharge-innovation-/d/d-id/1112920?   

Logistics & Supply Chain World — September 2013

5 Steps to improving your outsourcing relationships Article by Andrew Downard and Kate Vitasek in the September 2013 issue of Logistics & Supply Chain World Magazine, which is published in India. The article begins on page 5. Here is the link: http://www.kamikaze.co.in/september_issue%202013.pdf   

The Competitive Advantage of Collaboration and Trust

You probably haven’t thought much about the philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau and his “Discourse on the Origin and Basis of Inequality Among Men,” lately, nor have I. It’s understandable. For one thing Rousseau wrote his essay in 1775; for another, he does not immediately spring to mind when considering Vested, collaboration and outsourcing. But thanks to […]