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Vol. 17, No. 7
July 2006


    Getting in Sync Members Only Content

    Amgen's procurement team uses key company strategies to drive value to new heights.
    Jill Schildhouse

  • Closing the Global Divide Members Only Content

    Accomplishing company goals often involves the work of global teams. Being successful requires an understanding of project requirements and an appreciation of members' viewpoints.
    John Yuva

  • Weathering the Storm: Managing the Volatility of Purchasing Costs Members Only Content

    In an increasingly interconnected economy, the cascading impact of disruptive events — natural, geopolitical, economic or financial — has amplified the risk of wide fluctuations in the price of many commodities. For supply managers, the unchecked volatility of purchasing costs can quickly lead to trouble: Wall Street places higher value on companies with stable and predictable earnings.
    Bob Bruning and Mark Lustig

  • Minneapolis Brings Out the Best Members Only Content

    ISM offered up an all-star cast of keynote speakers at this year's Annual Conference.
    Jill Schildhouse

  • The Faces of Tomorrow Members Only Content

    Scholarship winners go to the head of their supply management classes with impressive grades, high-profile internships and extracurricular activities.
    Jill Schildhouse


  • Say What? Members Only Content

    Being a good communicator involves more than just good verbal skills — what you "say" when you are not talking is critical.
    Amalia Lopez

  • Of Leaders and Followers Members Only Content

    Executive Access to the Chair
    Regardless of your leadership style, mentoring and nurturing employees is good for business.
    Theresa Metty, C.P.M.

  • The Passion Play Members Only Content

    Out in Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
    Outward enthusiasm for your industry and your profession is a driver for the kind of passion that can lead to share-of-mind.
    Lynne Urbina

  • Still Not Enough Members Only Content

    Tapping Into... Outsourcing — Crucial Considerations
    Companies are improving their minority supplier development programs — and that's a great start — but more still needs to be done.
    Robert B. Handfield, Ph.D. and Steven A. Edwards

  • Reverse Auctions Members Only Content

    Tech-Know: Tech Issues for the Decisionmaking Supply Manager
    Reverse auctions that aren't set up correctly, used in the right capacity and communicated properly to their participants may cause problems. The five-step formula given here is a primer for avoiding the stumbling blocks many supply managers face with this technology.
    Bryan Ashenbaum

  • Documentary Letters of Credit Members Only Content

    Legal Briefs: Supply Management's Legal Issues
    When making a first-time purchase from a supplier in a foreign country, you may be forced to make advanced payment. There is another option available.
    Martin J. Carrara, J.D., C.P.M.

  • Getting Up to Speed Members Only Content

    Ex Propriis: Contemplation and Thoughts — (Translated from Latin) "Of One's Own Resources"
    How would you help your new supply manager, who has no supply experience, learn on the job — and gain the respect of her staff?
    Mark S. White


  • Financial Services Metrics Members Only Content

    CAPS: Supply Management's Leading-Edge Research
    A new report defines key differences between financial services and other industry groups for benchmarking purposes.
    D. Steven Wade

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