Carillion, the large British multinational facilities management and construction services company that went bankrupt early this year, is a textbook example of how not to collaborate, communicate and well, do business. Julie Jackson, managing director at OCS Group, summed up the situation nicely in a recent article for FMWorld. “If we can’t agree on a different way […]
Prahalad and Hamel: Corporations and Core Competence Column by Kate Vitasek published 2 June 2018 in Outsource Magazine. Here’s the link: http://outsourcemag.com/prahalad-and-hamel-corporations-and-core-competence
Lacity and Willcocks: The Dynamic Duo of Dynamic Outsourcing Practice Column by Kate Vitasek published 27 April 2018 by Outsource Magazine Here’s the link: https://tinyurl.com/ycp4baqb
According to a recent Zycus report, “Procurement Experts Outlook 2018”, businesses are “more than ever exposed to a myriad of complex issues revolving around cost savings, operational efficiency and obtaining a competitive edge through available data and human resources.”
Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) is all the rage and for a good reason. Far too many “strategic” contracts have been developed (especially outsourcing contracts) that do not include sound SRM practices.
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.
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
Traditional negotiation tactics all too often include hiding authentic intentions and using scare tactics to help tilt the playing field to their advantage. While aggressive tactics may get a short-term win, they often backfire, especially when used in longer term strategic supplier relationships and outsourcing contracts. These five scary practices should be avoided: Penny Wise […]
Five Steps to Collaborative IT Outsourcing Relationships Article by Kate Vitasek published 31 December 2017 in Siliconindia magazine. Here is the link: https://www.siliconindiamagazine.com/magazine/college-of-the-year-special-december-2017/#page=44
In 1914 Henry Ford had a great idea – the mass production of automobiles for the masses. But he also knew that he needed highly productive workers – and a lot of them – to make that idea happen. So, he came up with another great idea, in fact something extraordinary and unheard of: pay […]