Article by Kate Vitasek in SupplyChainBrain The ‘Vested’ Approach: A Better Way to Outsource “COVID-19 exposed and exacerbated supply chain challenges. The pressures on supply chains remain enormous, leaving many supply chain professionals with a key question: Is there a better way to work with suppliers, including critical outsourcing partners such manufacturers and third-party logisticsproviders?” […]
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“Companies’ Procurement Skills Are Woefully Lacking” Article by Kate Vitasek in Supply Chain Brain “Even before the COVID-19 pandemic underscored the critical skills gap across the procurement and logistics landscape, a report by the American Productivity & Quality Center put a pin in the talent shortages facing today’s industry professionals…” Link: https://www.supplychainbrain.com/articles/35003-companies-procurement-skills-are-woefully-lacking
How Can You Strengthen Your Supplier Relationships? Article by Marisa Brown Link: https://www.supplychainbrain.com/articles/34516-how-can-you-strengthen-your-supplier-relationships
In a business environment driven by high customer expectations for speed and quality, increasing volatility and risk, and market interconnectedness, best-in-class procurement is a significant competitive differentiator.
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)
Go for ‘Best Fit’ – Not ‘Best Practice’ — Metrics Avoid Strategic Drift in Your 3PL Relationship with a Sound Governance Structure The articles by Kate Vitasek and Karl Manrodt were published in SCB’s 2018 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) — […]
In SupplyChainBrain’s 2015 Resource Guide, one of my articles notes that the movement to implement real and lasting collaboration is alive and well in supplier relationship management (SRM). The key point is, how can SRM be truly effective without collaboration that includes processes for transparency and continuous communication, and where suppliers are full partners in managing […]
SupplyChainBrain 2015 Supply Chain Management Resource Guide Includes articles by Kate Vitasek and Karl B. Manrodt at pages 46, 74, 77, 86 and 92. Here’s the link to the entire 116-page issue: http://tinyurl.com/owavn3r
Why Suppliers and Buyers Need a New Approach to Pricing By: Robert J. Bowman, SupplyChainBrain June 20, 2014 Podcast/interview with Kate Vitasek Here’s the link: http://www.supplychainbrain.com/content/single-article-page/article/why-suppliers-and-buyers-need-a-new-approach-to-pricing/