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Vol. 17, No. 4
April 2006


    Hurricanes Can't Ground Coffee Plant Members Only Content

    Katrina and Rita. While these two female names seem harmless enough, their hurricane namesakes proved quite the opposite. Slamming into Louisiana as a Category 3 storm on August 29, 2005, Katrina became one of the most destructive, costly and deadly natural disasters in the history of the United States. Then, not even one month later, Hurricane Rita blew into the same region, bringing more destruction to the Gulf states.
    Jill Schildhouse

  • Keep Your Chief Asset Secret Members Only Content

    Are your company's employees aware of your key assets? Not knowing who knows what may cost companies millions of dollars per year.
    John Yuva

  • CPO Evolution Members Only Content

    They've excelled so much at cost savings and at adding value to their organizations, it's no wonder that today's supply management professionals are now applying their successful ways to individual career development.
    Roberta J. Duffy


  • Rain or Shine? Members Only Content

    Different environments — geographic or business conditions — can change your perspective. Make sure you know what you should be measuring.
    Roberta J. Duffy

  • Bundle, Bundle, Bundle Members Only Content

    Integration, in many forms, is a critical concept for those supply management executives who want to get the most out of their supply chains.

  • The Next Step Up Members Only Content

    To stay competitive, supply management needs leaders who can shift their focus beyond tasks at hand and know what's needed for the firm's long-term well being.
    Bradley J. Holcomb

  • Ethics for Supply Management Members Only Content

    Because the business world is not as simple as black or white, supply managers must do their part to ensure ethical behavior within their organizations. A clear understanding of how "ethics" is interpreted across your company helps lessen this troublesome gray area.
    Ernest G. Gabbard, J.D., C.P.M., CPCM

  • Sending Support Overseas Members Only Content

    When it comes to sending your application support abroad to a provider in a low-cost country, making the right decisions is the key to a successful outcome. Supply managers preparing to participate in their company's support transition will benefit from the following list of do's and don'ts.
    Anshul Gupta and Paul Bailey

  • Basics of Intellectual Property Members Only Content

    Patents, copyrights and trademarks, oh my! The three different ways to protect your company's intellectual property become much less ferocious to supply managers who refer to this simple guide. Learn which form of protection is the most appropriate for your company's next big idea.
    Helen M. Pohlig, J.D.

  • Are You In or Out? Members Only Content

    What would you do if your organization asked you to evaluate the possibility of outsourcing your own function — basically, yourself?
    Atul Vashistha


  • Aftermarket Needs Pay Off Members Only Content

    Though highly complex and unpredictable, aftermarket product and service needs are a key component in the business model for many manufacturers.

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