Procurement Integrity

Much is written lately about “procurement integrity”—many might say this a hot subject, because at times it seems that integrity is somewhat tough to come by in many types of business relationships, but especially when procurement divisions focus only costs. Tim Cummins addressed this issue in a recent Commitment Matters post, in which he gets […]

Achieving Agility through the Vested Model

Last time I talked about an overused buzzword in business and outsourcing, collaboration, and how Vested Outsourcing takes it from overuse to useful. So while that memory and momentum is still fresh, another oft-used term for this occasional series is “agility.” While most every company prides itself on its agility in reacting to the vagaries […]

Negotiation, Economics and Outsourcing

Negotiation is on my mind a lot lately as I finish The Vested Outsourcing Manual with three colleagues and friends. It also apparently is much on the mind of Tim Cummins in his excellent “Commitment Matters” blog, where he writes about the “economics of negotiation” and the “purpose of negotiation.” It’s on my mind because […]