Forbes — 14 February 2018

How often do we come to the negotiating table or the procurement process with the idea of treating each other as equals during a negotiation?

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

Vision and Passion

It seems a given that starting just about anything new – a new job, a project, a mental outlook – requires vision and passion. But like the practice of listing New Year’s resolutions, vision and passion are easier said than done. How often have you seen someone with vision, but very little passion, or vice […]

Christmas Stocking-Stuffers 2017

Here are some items I hope Santa will seriously consider leaving for outsourcing, procurement and supply chain professionals: Collaboration: Of course, I start with this! We’ll need collaboration with our partners, friends and even frenemies now more than ever to… Click To Tweet Trust: Yes, it’s hard to know who to trust, who is honest […]

Constructrr Podcast — December 2017

Maximize Innovation Through the Vested Way Constructrr podcast with Kate Vitasek by Brittanie Campbell-Turner on 12 December 2017. Here is the link: http://www.constructrr.com/ep53/

Forbes — December 2017 — Brexit

Brexit To Hit Unprepared Supply Chains Hard Column by Kate Vitasek published 4 December 2017 UK-EU supply chains are at the breaking point as the fallout from Brexit begins to take hold… Here’s the link: https://www.forbes.com/sites/katevitasek/2017/12/04/brexit-to-hit-unprepared-supply-chains-hard/#28d0548a6283

Forbes — 26 November — McDonald’s animal welfare

McDonald’s Secret Sauce For Improving Animal Welfare Article by Kate Vitasek published by Forbes on 26 November 2017. Here’s the link: https://tinyurl.com/y7gb9mjj      

Orthoworld — 8 November 2017

5 Steps to a Highly Collaborative Supplier Agreement Article by Kate Vitasek published 8 November 2017 on Orthoworld’s online news site. If your recent experiences with contract negotiations are something like visiting the dentist for a root canal, there is a much better—and pain-free!—way to go about wrangling that strategic agreement… Here’s the link: http://tinyurl.com/ybqwnvpj

Art of Procurement — 13 November 2017

160: The Success of Sourcing Business Models at GuideWell w/ Tim Cronin Philip Ideson‘s guest on his 13 November 2017 podcast  was Tim Cronin, the CPO of GuideWell, a not-for-profit mutual holding company in the healthcare industry. Ideson says: “Tim and I connected live at the SIG Fall Summit in Carlsbad, California, where we had an […]

Kayrell Connections Podcast — November 2017

Ep. 63: Vested Business Model for Highly Collaborative Relationships in FM The Facility Management Innovator podcast with Kate Vitasek on 14 November 2017. Here’s the link: http://kayrellconnections.com/episode63