Supply Chain Brain — 2017 Resource Guide

2017 Supply Chain Management Resource Guide Supply Brain Brain’s annual resource guide published 27 Feb. 2017. Here the link to the digital edition: Other links to articles by Kate Vitasek, Karl Manrodt and Joe Tillman: Kate’s article on SBM — Kate’s article on education — Karl’s story on education (with Donnie Williams) — […]

SDCE — December 2013

Creating Personal Accountability in Mentoring Relationships Article in Supply & Demand Chain Executive by Kate Vitasek and Joe Tillman The glow surrounding networking events draws many young professionals like a bug light. The opportunity to meet and understand how others were successful is important for their self-development. It’s an opportunity to gather as many tips […]

Area Development Online — December 2013

How to Develop a Successful Outsourcing Contract Article in Area Development online by Kate Vitasek and Joseph Tillman on December 10, 2013. Outsourcing agreements crafted according to the 10 elements and five rules of “Vested” result in truly collaborative agreements and a win-win situation for the parties involved… Here is the link to the full […]

Area Development — December 2013

Vested Outsourcing: How P&G Brought its Focus on Innovation to Facilities Management Article in Area Development online on Dec. 10, 2013 by Kate Vitasek and Joseph Tillman. In a unique arrangement, P&G outsourced its facilities management, along with several other functions, creating a collaborative, win-win relationship with its service providers… Here’s the link for the […]

RVCF Link – September 2013

Five and Ten: Five Rules and Ten Steps for a Successful Supplier Contract Article on the Five Rules and 10 Elements by Kate Vitasek and Joe Tillman. Alignment, communication and collaboration are crucial for an effective buyer-supplier retail value chain. That’s easy to say, not necessarily easy to accomplish… Here’s the link: