Table of Contents
Vol. 17, No. 6
Pinnacle of the Profession
ISM recognizes outstanding achievements in supply management.
A Luminary Career
Dedication to his profession has made this year's J. Shipman Medalist an admired role model
Accelerating Procurement Capabilities
Committed to skills development, BP transforms its procurement department with a focused, team-based initiative.
Consolidating Global Procurement
New global savings opportunities resulting from a six-year process to transform a decentralized procurement organization was worth the time invested.
Pairing sourcing with legal produces positive results.
Early strategic involvement efforts pay off.
Empowering End Users
Sourcing wizard frees up staff and is cost-effective for customers.
The Next E-Step
Taking online strategy to a higher level.
Tools of the Trade
Conference provided a great venue for training, interaction and supply management meeting of minds.
Educated, to a Degree
Executive Access: To the CEO
Academics and education — it is important to understand the role each plays in our profession.
Paul Novak, C.P.M., A.P.P.
Following Your Lead
Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
Your efforts as an effective leader are assessed by how well your leadership qualities live on tomorrow in those you supervise and teach today.
Sarmento Silva, C.P.M.
Grow the Onion!
Tapping Into ... Cost Management — Layers of Opportunity
Stop peeling back. Instead, deliver a strategic cost management strategy for each layer of your organization to create better performance throughout.
Joseph L. Cavinato, Ph.D., C.P.M.
Tech-Know: Tech Issues for the Decisionmaking Supply Manager
Many technologies exist to help supply managers make the critical decisions they are faced with daily. Dashboards are one such option that offer real-time monitoring of key performance indicators through graphically displayed charts. Find out if this data solution is a step in the right direction for your organization.
Passage of Title
Legal Briefs: Supply Management's Legal Issues
While passage of title and transfer of risk of loss usually occur simultaneously, there are several valid reasons for deviating from this usual arrangement. Knowledgeable supply managers understand when and how the transfer should take place to best serve their company's individual needs.
Richard W. Pearse, J.D., MA
Caught in the Middle
Ex Propriis: Contemplation and Thoughts — (Translated from Latin) "Of One's Own Resources"
What would you do if you learned one of your top potential suppliers was also a top customer of your organization?
Kevin J. Williams, C.P.M.
Five Years Out
CAPS: Supply Management's Leading-Edge Research
A major study starts examining several predictions about the supply management function. Today's leaders forecast what will be in store by 2011.
Roberta J. Duffy
ISM Report On Business®
71st Semiannual Economic Forecast
Economic growth in the United States will continue in the second half of 2006, say the nation's purchasing and supply management executives in their spring 2006 Semiannual Economic Forecast.