Forbes — 20 March 2017 — Supply Chains and Adjusting to Trump

Supply Chains And Adjusting To Trump: Think Local And Global Article by Kate Vitasek published 20 March 2017 in Forbes It’s still early in the Trump presidency, but not too early for supply chain professionals to begin planning for what could be major challenges in global markets and trade agreements, especially if President Donald Trump […]

IACCM Webinar — March 2017

Ask The Expert: The ABCs of RFXs: Knowing when to use which competitive bidding methods IACCM Webinar with Kate Vitasek on 16 March 2017 Confused by the alphabet soup of RFx? Not familiar with some of the newer, more collaborative methods used for selecting a supplier? Join Kate Vitasek – a University of Tennessee Graduate […]

SIG Inside Sourcing Newsletter — March 2017

Rethinking Supplier Metrics: From “Best Practice” to “Best Fit” Article by Kate Vitasek published 9 March in the SIG Inside Sourcing Newsletter. Here’s the link: http://src.sig.org/newsletter.php?id=10095

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: https://supplychainbrain.magtitan.com/magazine/issues/SupplyChainBrain-Jan-Feb-2017 Other links to articles by Kate Vitasek, Karl Manrodt and Joe Tillman: Kate’s article on SBM — https://supplychainbrain.magtitan.com/magazine/issues/SupplyChainBrain-Jan-Feb-2017/strategic-sourcing-in-the-new-economy Kate’s article on education — https://supplychainbrain.magtitan.com/magazine/issues/SupplyChainBrain-Jan-Feb-2017/putting-people-and-processes-in-position-to-prosper Karl’s story on education (with Donnie Williams) — […]

Change the People – or Change the People!

Often when I teach or talk about Vested and its implementation, I say, “Change the people or change the people.” I say that because Vested, for many people and many organizations, is a mindset change in how they… Click To Tweet For some that have never worked in a highly collaborative, win-win relationship founded on […]

Forbes — February 2017 — Comic Contracts

Comic Contracts: A Novel Approach To Contract Clarity And Accessibility Column by Kate Vitasek published 14 February on Forbes.com Beware the fine print is the oft-repeated expression heard in almost any deal or contract negotiation. It’s good advice that too often is ignored in daily life and job situations—especially among those segments of the population […]

BPI Network — February 2017

Collaborative Contracts and Competitive Bidding: Not Mutually Exclusive! Article by Kate Vitasek published on 13 Feb. 2017 by the BPI Network Views & Commentary site. Can collaboration and competition co-exist to create the best contract bidding relationships?… Here’s the link: http://bpinetwork.org/thought-leadership/views-commentary/434/collaborative_contracts_and_competitive_bidding_not_mutually_exclusive  

Outsource Magazine — February 2017

Robert Kurzban: why everyone else is a hypocrite… Article by Kate Vitasek published 7 February 2017 in Outsource Magazine. Robert Kurzban, Ph.D., an Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania in the Psychology Department, is a proponent of evolutionary psychology as a key to understanding human behaviour in all of its complexity… Here is the […]

Adopt a “Two-in-a-Box” Partner for Efficient Outsourcing Governance

Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) is all the rage and for a good reason. Far too many “strategic” contracts have been developed (especially outsourcing contracts) that do not include sound SRM practices. It’s good to see that virtually all of the major advisory firms are now incorporating solid governance frameworks into their contracts. Software companies are […]

LinkedIn Pulse — Getting to We article

Take Five Giant Steps to Collaborative Relationships Article by Kate Vitasek published 25 Jan. 2017 on LinkedIn Pulse Here’s the link: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/take-five-giant-steps-collaborative-relationships-kate-vitasek?trk=hp-feed-article-title-publish