ISM Weekly — 26 November 2018

Implementing a Successful Supplier Sourcing Contract Article by Kate Vitasek published  by Inside Supply Management Weekly on 26 November 2018. Some sourcing business deals are simple to negotiate, especially when they are basic transactional deals, such as for office supplies. Other more strategic sourcing contracts might go through difficult and lengthy RFP processes… Here is […]

SIG Inside Sourcing Newsletter — March 2016

Use the Right Bidding Tools Article by Kate Vitasek published in the March edition of SIG’s Inside Sourcing newsletter. Each day hundreds – and maybe thousands – of businesses use various competitive bidding methods to pick suppliers, but are they finding the right suppliers for their needs? Maybe not, because it’s likely they are using […]

IACCM-Contracting Excellence — March 2015

Your sourcing model can make or break the deal This article by Kate Vitasek appeared in IACCM’s Contracting Excellence magazine on 31 Mar 2015 Whether a company is looking to outsource a non-core function across the street or across an ocean, choosing the right sourcing model is crucial: it will make or break the deal. […]

Global Sourcing Council — April 2014

Vested: A Sustainable Sourcing Model for the 21st Century Article in GSC’s The Source by Kate Vitasek, published online 21 April 2014 The University of Tennessee’s (UT) Vested sourcing business model provides a framework that transforms a “supplier” relationship into a partnership that becomes the bedrock for sustainable sourcing… Here’s the link: