Supply Chain Brain — 2019 Resource Guide — Two articles: Metrics and End-to-End Cooperation

Aligning Metrics for the Business at Hand The Volatile Global Economy Demands End-to-End Cooperation Articles by Kate Vitasek in  Supply Chain Brain’s 2019 Supply Chain Management Resource Guide (link: https://www.supplychainbrain.com/publications/2)  

SupplyChainBrain — November 2018

Tariffs Present an Opportunity for Supply Chain Collaboration Supply Chain Brain Think Tank article by Kate Vitasek published on 28 November 2018 Here’s one way to think about trade fights between governments: Tariffs are really tit-for-tat exercises in non-collaboration that make world trade more complicated and expensive — especially for the consumer caught in the middle… […]

Retailers/Manufacturers: Try Some SC Collaboration

Have you been to a mall lately? Does anyone even bother to go to the mall anymore? How is it that in a strong economy, retailers – Toys R Us, Bon-Ton, Macy’s – are having such… Click To Tweet ? Dan Gilmore, editor of SupplyChainDigest, addressed this problem in a recent First Thoughts column and […]

Inside Supply Management — March 2018

It’s every supply management practitioner’s worst nightmare: You not only run out of supply of a key product — but the product that can shut you down.

Forbes — 22 February 2018

KFC Chicken Crisis: A Royal Foul-Up In Britain Blog post by Kate Vitasek published in Forbes on 22 February 2018. Here’s the link: https://tinyurl.com/yb584zzn  

Forbes — December 2017 — Brexit

Brexit To Hit Unprepared Supply Chains Hard Column by Kate Vitasek published 4 December 2017 UK-EU supply chains are at the breaking point as the fallout from Brexit begins to take hold… Here’s the link: https://www.forbes.com/sites/katevitasek/2017/12/04/brexit-to-hit-unprepared-supply-chains-hard/#28d0548a6283

Forbes — 26 November — McDonald’s animal welfare

McDonald’s Secret Sauce For Improving Animal Welfare Article by Kate Vitasek published by Forbes on 26 November 2017. Here’s the link: https://tinyurl.com/y7gb9mjj      

Forbes — June 2017 — Foodservice SC initiative

Food Service Industry Collaboration Will Drive Supply Chain Transformation Article by Kate Vitasek published by Forbes on 5 June 2017. Here’s the link: http://tinyurl.com/y8z8v3de

The Gorilla vs The Elephant (revisited)

Vested is all about avoiding the toxic conditions created by the 800-pound gorilla. A Vested approach thinks beyond the short-term bottom line, beyond immediate gratification at the expense of those you’re working with.

Spend Matters — March 2017

Successful Women in Procurement and Supply Chain Share Career Advice Article by Sydney Lazarus published 8 March 2017 (International Woman’s Day), featuring quotes from Kate Vitasek and Wendy Tate. Here’s the link: https://spendmatters.com/2017/03/08/successful-women-procurement-supply-chain-share-career-advice/