Table of Contents
Vol. 18, No. 3
Minority Business — The Capital Gap
U.S. firms are competing globally now more than ever before, and it is no longer acceptable to have large, viable segments of our economy underperforming.
David E. Malone
Sourcing for Sustainability
Supply management becomes a strategic player when a company makes a commitment to "go green."
Ticket to Ride
"At the end of the day, we're not measured on the promises we make, we're measured on the promises we keep."
— WILLIE A. DEESE, president of manufacturing for Merck & Co., Inc.
The Value of Reader Input
All first-rate publications have one thing in common: They meet the needs of their readers.
Share Your Accomplishments
Executive Access to the CEO
March is Supply Management Month — a time to tout your accomplishments and influence in your organization.
Paul Novak, C.P.M., A.P.P.
Nurturing Emerging Talent
Out in Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
Leadership is not about filling a position, but finding the appropriate leader who wants the responsibility.
Academic Offerings Evolve
Tapping Into ... Education — European Trends
As Europe begins adopting American university standards of education, those in the supply management profession — and the companies for which they work — benefit.
Christopher Jahns, Ph.D. and Holger Schober, Ph.D.
Tech-Know: Tech Issues for the Decisionmaking Supply Manager
Software as a Service (SaaS) products reinvigorate the supply management market with benefits for both large and small businesses.
Mickey North Rizza
Statute of Limitations
Legal Briefs: Supply Management's Legal Issues
The CISG leaves the question of statute of limitations up to courts. However, a little-known "sister" treaty may give courts some much-needed direction in this legal area.
Richard W. Pearse, J.D., MA
Beating Bankruptcy News Blues
Ex Propriis: Contemplation and Thoughts — (Translated from Latin) "Of One's Own Resources"
There's no reason for news of a Chapter 11 filing to knock you out cold if your supply chain management team takes the wind out of rumors by taking charge.
R. David Nelson, C.P.M.
Benefits of Shared Services
CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
A recent CAPS Research benchmarking report confirms the ongoing shift toward center-led management.
D. Steven Wade
ISM Report On Business®
Manufacturing and Non-Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®
Highlights of the Monthly Report on Business® Releases - February 2007 Data.