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 […]

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/

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 […]

George Akerlof and the Lemon Problem

George Akerlof put math behind the concept of the  “lemon problem” in his classic 1970 article, “The Market for Lemons,” which used the example of a used car market to depict asymmetry of… Click To Tweet Akerlof (with Michael Spence and Joseph Stiglitz) received the 2001 Nobel Prize for their analyses of markets with asymmetric information. This YouTube video explains the lemon […]

A New Day, A New Way for Island Health and Hospitalists

Our latest case study relates the extraordinary and inspiring journey of the Victoria Island Health Authority and their Hospitalists as they used the Vested model to transform their troubled labor relationship into a highly collaborative one. Most on the team have called the shift to transformational. Some go so far to say it was more like […]

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 […]

Forbes — 21 January 2019 — Brexit, Trade and Logistics

Get Set For A Bumpy Trade And Logistics Ride In 2019 Forbes post by Kate Vitasek on 21 January 2019 A significant reshuffling of the top logistics countries is likely this year, largely because of Brexit and the potential for a trade war between the U.S. and China… Here’s the link: https://www.forbes.com/sites/katevitasek/2019/01/21/get-set-for-a-bumpy-trade-and-logistics-ride-in-2019/#2400b94bb2c7

SupplyChainBrain — November 2018

Tariffs Present an Opportunity for Supply Chain Collaboration Supply Chain Brain Think Tank article by Kate Vitasek published on 28 November 2018 Here’s one way to think about trade fights between governments: Tariffs are really tit-for-tat exercises in non-collaboration that make world trade more complicated and expensive — especially for the consumer caught in the middle… […]