Table of Contents
Vol. 17, No. 2
The amount of supply management insight found at this year's Conference — held May 7-10, 2006 — could fill 10,000 lakes.
Raising The Bar
A new qualification program will help professionals reach a higher standard of supply management expertise.
Roberta J. Duffy
Going Vertical and Getting Integrated With 3PLs
With greater knowledge about the services and business processes of 3PLs, supply management organizations can more effectively choose a provider with the critical infrastructure to achieve their strategic goals.
Going Around the World Makes the (Business) World Go 'Round
Globalization presents plenty of opportunity, but along with it come complex issues around logistics networks.
In Every Issue
Reaching Farther Up the Tree
Travel management is ripe for supply managers to grab ahold of even more cost savings and value-adding opportunities.
Marilyn Carlson Nelson
Determining Total Supply Chain Costs
It is important that supply managers have both the eyes and the skills to see opportunity and to capitalize on it.
Mary Lu Harding, C.P.M., CPIM, CIRM
The Lowest Price Is Not Always the Best
Supply managers will not read this in textbooks, but if all else is equal or something seems to be missing, go with your gut feeling.
Valerie J. Stueland
Insight Into Incoterms
Understanding this set of international rules will help supply managers interpret the most commonly used terms in foreign transactions.
Pamela Lopata, Esq.
Strategies and Solutions
Turning Negotiation Experience Into Expertise — Part Two
Knowing about negotiation is insufficient — action must occur, and taking action will generate experience from which learning can occur.
Identifying Strategic Initiatives
The SCOR model is one tool that can help turn an unorganized wish list into an action plan of workable strategic ideas.