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.
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/
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) — […]
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, […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
I think three to five years from now you will see a boomerang effect from many of the companies that have shifted to multisourcing.
Gartner’s influential and well-regarded rankings of the top supply chains for 2016 is out and once again McDonald’s is occupying the no. 2 spot. Gartner analysts announced the findings at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference last month. “2016 marks the 12th year of our annual Supply Chain Top 25 ranking,” said Stan Aronow, research vice president at Gartner. “In this year’s […]
EBG | Play: Kate Vitasek about old sourcing models being incomplete EBG Network interview with Kate Vitasek on 18 December 2015. Here’s the link: http://ebgnetwork.com/2015/12/18/ebg-play-kate-vitasek-about-old-sourcing-models-being-incomplete/