Table of Contents
Vol. 17, No. 5
ISM's 2006 Salary Survey
How does your compensation stack up to your colleagues? ISM brings you the results after surveying supply management professionals across the United States.
Complying with SOX in the Information Age
While companies are spending much-needed time accounting for their tangible financial assets for SOX compliance, many are overlooking intangible assets that are just as critical.
Low-Cost Country Sourcing: Building & Aligning Capabilities
Regularly refining corporate strategies and building the kind of capabilities and organizations that can proactively tap tomorrow's lowest total costs, not just today's, is essential for successful low-cost country sourcing.
Robert S. Forrest
Advocate for a Safe, Secure Supply Chain
Over the last several years, supply management has emerged as the lifeline in many companies. With one of its primary functions to oversee the delivery of companies' products, the issue of brand reputation rests squarely on supply management's shoulders. Thus, preventing any incidents that may cause supply chain disruptions is critical. Consider the magnitude of this task for a multinational company with a customer base of more than 170 countries. For Theo Fletcher, vice president of import compliance and supply chain security for IBM in New York, that very task is part of his daily responsibility.
Are We in a Time Warp?
Editor's Page: Supply Management Buzz
Sometimes looking back at where you've been can remind you of your progress and make you feel better about where you're going.
Roberta J. Duffy
It's About the Talent
Executive Access To The Board
The best processes and strategies come to fruition — in fact, dynasties are built — when the most talented people are in place to do the job.
Today's Leadership Needs
Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
This dynamic and evolving profession necessitates leaders to match. The ability to combine strategy, execution and business acumen is in high demand.
Rising Tides Raise All Ships
Tapping Into ... Economics — Business Opportunities
To capitalize on China's growth, executives must assess their company's health, determine where the enterprise can serve the country on its evolutionary timeline and establish how the company can position itself to prosper from these opportunities.
Working With Every Ounce
Tech-Know: Tech Issues for the Decisionmaking Supply Manager
Technology is critical to supply management, but too often, implementations are underused. And when an implementation fails to help its customers, it can be a very expensive endeavor. We asked a leading provider to share some thoughts on how companies can better leverage their current technology.
Proposed UCC Revisions
Legal Briefs: Supply Management's Legal Issues
A revision of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) has been a long time coming. Though not yet implemented in any state commercial code, supply managers must be aware of the possible changes coming their way — especially for their state and the state(s) with which they conduct transactions for the sale of goods.
Ernest G. Gabbard, J.D., C.P.M., CPCM
On Your Mark ... Get Set ... Go!
Ex Propriis: Contemplation and Thoughts — (Translated from Latin) "Of One's Own Resources"
Your challenge in your brand-new job is to transform an ailing enterprise with a supply chain that's still stuck in the 1980s — Now what do you do?
Jim A. Robbins
Procurement Use Is High
CAPS: Supply Management's Leading-Edge Research
Recent study results show that more than one-third of spend flows through e-purchasing systems; average spend through auctions is more than $39 million.
D. Steven Wade