Corporate Real Estate Journal — June 2017

Vested Outsourcing in Corporate Real Estate and Facilities Management Article by Ingrid Fenn, Co-founder of SIREAS, and Kate Vitasek, faculty member for Graduate and Executive Education at the University of Tennessee’s Haslam College of Business Administration, published 29 June 2017 in Corporate Real Estate Journal. Here is the link:

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:

Outsource Magazine — May 2015

Deirdre McCloskey: Are Markets Moral? Column by Kate Vitasek published by Outsource Magazine on 14 May 2015. Economist and philosopher Deirdre McCloskey has some thought-provoking and highly nuanced takes on innovation and ethics in the commercial arena. How about this for starters: capitalism is innovation, in her estimation… Here’s the link:  

Be Brave! Speak Up!

After last week’s blog—about the elephant in the room—the words to Sarah Bareilles’s song “Brave” kept running through my head, specifically this verse: Say what you wanna say And let the words fall out Honestly I wanna see you be brave With what you want to say And let the words fall out Honestly I […]

Supply Chain Brain — December 2013

Dell, GENCO Take the Plunge Into Vested Outsourcing Article by Robert J. Bowman published on December 20, 2013 Trust and a sharing of risk and reward are the hallmarks of an outsourcing agreement that took the two companies beyond the concept of “price per activity,” to one that strives for mutual profitability and enhanced customer […]

The Competitive Advantage of Collaboration and Trust

You probably haven’t thought much about the philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau and his “Discourse on the Origin and Basis of Inequality Among Men,” lately, nor have I. It’s understandable. For one thing Rousseau wrote his essay in 1775; for another, he does not immediately spring to mind when considering Vested, collaboration and outsourcing. But thanks to […]

Logistics Management — Sept. 2012

Transportation Best Practices/Trends: 3 rules to change 3PL contracts By Peter Moore, Vice president of Celerant Consulting September 01, 2012 At a recent industry workshop on third-party logistics provider (3PL) contracting, there were about a hundred participants split evenly between buyers and suppliers of services…

WorkPlace Now: Interview with Kate Vitasek – July 2012

Johnson Controls’ WorkPlace Now E-zine: Interview with Kate Vitasek about Vested and the Five Rules.

Material Handling & Logistics, June 2012

Identify Your 3PL Pain Threshold Tom Andel June 20th, 2012 One of the most unstable elements in a marriage is control. Too much of it kills spontaneity but too little leads to financial and emotional chaos. The same can be said of a business marriage—as in your relationships with logistics service providers…

Think Right, Do Right, Add It Up Right!

I had a lively conversation with my good friend, colleague and co-author of The Vested Outsourcing Manual – Jacqui Crawford – who spouted off a wise quip I think is worth paying attention too. “Think right, do right, add it up right!” Those eight words contain a powerful message that’s embodied in the five rules […]