Art of Procurement — 13 November 2017

160: The Success of Sourcing Business Models at GuideWell w/ Tim Cronin Philip Ideson‘s guest on his 13 November 2017 podcast  was Tim Cronin, the CPO of GuideWell, a not-for-profit mutual holding company in the healthcare industry. Ideson says: “Tim and I connected live at the SIG Fall Summit in Carlsbad, California, where we had an […]

Kayrell Connections Podcast — November 2017

Ep. 63: Vested Business Model for Highly Collaborative Relationships in FM The Facility Management Innovator podcast with Kate Vitasek on 14 November 2017. Here’s the link: http://kayrellconnections.com/episode63    

Susan Solovic podcast — 24 July 2017

Let Go of Old Business Models with Kate Vitasek Susan Solovic podcast with Kate Vitasek released on 24 July 2017. Kate shares the results of her research and her five-step plan to jump-start your business innovation. Her collaborative and innovative approach to business is a breath of fresh air, and just what you might need […]

ISM Magazine — June 2017

The Evolution of the Vested Business Model Article by Kate Vitasek in the 12 June 2017 edition of ISM Magazine Here are the links to applicable pages: http://www.ismmagazine-digital.com/ismmagazine/june_july_2017?pg=1#pg1 http://www.ismmagazine-digital.com/ismmagazine/june_july_2017?pg=34#pg34 http://www.ismmagazine-digital.com/ismmagazine/june_july_2017?pg=36#pg36

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) — […]

Supply Chain Quarterly — December 2016

Map your way to an effective sourcing strategy Article by Kate Vitasek published 14 December 2016 on Supply Chain Quarterly’s online site. This business-process mapping technique, designed specifically for procurement, can help you identify which relational and economic sourcing models are right for your company… Here’s the link: http://tinyurl.com/hwnhvmp  

Outsource Talks webinar — August 2016

Walking in a webinar wonderland… Jamie Liddell: “Another month, another great Outsource Talks webinar… This week it was my profound pleasure and privilege to welcome Vested’s Kate Vitasek, KPMG’s Don Ryan and ‘Art of Procurement’ host Phil Ideson to the Outsource Talks sofa, where the hour fairly flew by in a wonderful discussion of sourcing […]

Contract Management Magazine — July 2016

FINDING THE RIGHT SOURCING BUSINESS MODEL Article by Kate Vitasek in the July 2016 edition of Contract Management Here’s the link to the magazine page (sign-up required): http://www.ncmahq.org/stay-informed/contract-management-magazine/contract-management-magazine—issue-detail/july-2016

Trust = Profit

Getting trust aligned and embedded in your commercial relationships takes you to that simple equation. Trust = Profit. Why? There’s nothing quite like trust to enable businesses to work smoothly. Click To Tweet Trust is the essential ingredient for organizations to feel good about investing in value creation and innovation, which are needed for long-term […]

Check Out These Vested Stocking Stuffers

Holidays filled with the collaborative spirit of Santa, the “jolly old elf,” and his helpers always endure. Are you still looking for the perfect gift or gifts for your business partners? Here’s a great suggestion for all Santas looking for cyber stocking stuffers. And for those who are also looking for bargains—these are all free! I […]