Table of Contents
Vol. 17, No. 3
Working Hard to Avoid the Labor Shortage
As skilled labor becomes the most valuable business commodity worldwide, organizations should think now about how to secure their future workforce.
Investing in the Republic of Ireland
Companies Searching for a European Base May Find Ireland's Favorable Incentives and Access to EU Markets a Profitable Choice
Land of 10,000 Things to Do
From Museums and Landmarks to Excursions and Parks, Fun and Engaging Sight-Seeing Opportunities Immerse Conference Attendees into the Heart of Minneapolis
Jill Schildhouse, with information provided by the Greater Minneapolis
It's obviously come a long way since the Pony Express, but what the U.S. Postal Service supply chain team has delivered in the last five years is nothing short of incredible. It has captured $2.1 billion in savings through major initiatives and — most importantly — kept its internal clients excited about change.
Roberta J. Duffy
The Sky's the Limit
Go on. Stretch yourself. You never know what you'll find and what kind of experience you'll reap when you venture out beyond supply management.
Roberta J. Duffy
The Signs of a Solid Strategy
When you hear it often from successful executives, it's obvious: The best laid plans all have a familiar ring — alignment, measurements and validation.
Paul Novak, C.P.M., A.P.P.
Your Next Great Employee
Leading an organization means leading people; you can not underestimate the importance of recognizing the best ones and then getting them on board.
It's Not Just About Cost
Companies that view outsourcing first as a means in which to reshape their businesses, then as a cost-cutting tool, achieve more significant results. Be sure to consider such items as risk, transition and which model makes the most sense for your organization.
Using RFID Strategically
The potential and value of RFID technology lies with the ability of supply managers and their trading partners to discover unique applications through knowledge sharing and group planning. Supply managers will be surprised at the wealth of new avenues to pursue.
Personal Data Transfers
Failure to comply with personal data transfer laws with the United States' largest trading partner, the European Union, could result in a disruption of business operations and civil penalties. Learn how to best transfer names, digital fingerprints, social security numbers and other critical data.
Bénédicte Raevens and Kevin Pomfret
What if your company asked you to evaluate a potential new business partner and you uncovered some less-than-desirable findings?
Gary D. Drayer, MBA, C.P.M., A.P.P., CPIM
Diversity Spend Escalates
CAPS: Supply Management's Leading-Edge Research
New research survey shows that the majority of organizations (more than 74 percent) have a goal for total spend with diversity suppliers. In particular, big business is increasing its activity, with growth in the spend allocated for women-owned businesses.
Check Out This Month's Advertisers
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- Brother International Corporation
- DataChem Software, Inc.
- GE Corporate Payment Services
- MasterCard International
- Oakleaf Waste Management
- Pace Butler Corporation
- Paragon Global Resources
- Procurement Strategies
- Thomas Industrial Network
- Wheels, Inc.