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/  

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 24/7 — 20 December 2016

McDonald’s “Secret Sauce” for Supply Chain Success Article by Kate Vitasek published by Supply Chain 24/7 on 20 December 2016 — it was chosen for online publication from a feature article on Vested’s McDonald’s case study in Supply Chain Management Review (which is subscription only). Is there a “secret sauce” for consistent supply chain success? McDonald’s, […]