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, […]

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  

Forbes – 27 August 2016 — VW dispute with suppliers

VW’s Supplier Dispute Shines More Light On Power-Play Practices Published in Forbes by Kate Vitasek on 27 August 2016. Everyone wants a good deal from their supplier. But when is a company crossing the line to supplier bullying? Typically buyer-supplier disputes, tensions and dust-ups are quite common, but usually run under the radar due to […]

Forbes — 14 July 2016 — Brexit

Brexit: Supplier Allies, Not Adversaries, Will Help You Weather The Storm Kate Vitasek’s Forbes column published 14 July 2016. Procurement and contracting communities are buzzing after Brexit, trying to calm nerves on the impact of Brexit. Most agree one thing is fairly certain; regulatory regimes and trade agreements will have to be closely monitored to […]