Table of Contents
Vol. 18, No. 12
Take A Holistic Approach To Security
Avoiding a serious data breach means understanding what mechanisms are available to organizations, as well as undertaking collaborative efforts to create enterprise-wide policies around those measures.
A One-Touch Supply Chain
Profile: Sun Microsystems Supply Management Professional
In an effort to streamline its manufacturing process, Sun Microsystems eliminated the distribution warehouse component of its supply chain — with surprising results.
Viewpoints From China
Editor's Page Supply Management Buzz
A new survey of Chinese citizens shows that they value a wide spectrum of U.S. products and services offered in their country.
A Broad Look At Sustainability
Executive Access To The CEO
A recent discussion on this topic has convinced me that there are many more components to it besides just conservation.
Paul Novak, C.P.M., A.P.P.
Give Advice Sparingly
Out In Front: Leading People, Leading Organizations
Most executives freely offer their opinions throughout the day, but knowing how often to do it — and how to do it tactfully — is an art form.
Cooperation Brings Profitability
Tapping Into ... Competitive Advantage — Suppliers Yield Innovations
More and more organizations are discovering that suppliers can be used as a strategic source that gives them a true competitive advantage.
Robert Porter Lynch
Reduce Sourcing Complexity
Tech-Know: Tech Issues for the Decisionmaking Supply Manager
In order to make the most of today's technology, leaders must build the integration points and fill in the gaps with people and manual processes.
Mickey North Rizza
Mediation And Arbitration
Legal Briefs: Supply Management's Legal Issues
Deciding which dispute resolution mechanism to employ when dealing with suppliers depends on the nature of your working relationship.
Donald R. Cassling
Help Extend The Reach Of CSR
Ex Propriis: Contemplation And Thoughts — (Translated from Latin) "Of One's Own Resources"
Corporate social responsibility involves implications that spread well beyond supply's traditional role. How might you focus your efforts in raising the awareness of this in the C-suite?
Subroto Roy, Ph.D.
Supplier Diversity Spend
CAPS Research: Promoting Supply Management's Best Practices
A new report reveals some interesting information about how much money is being targeted toward diversity suppliers and other small businesses.
D. Steven Wade
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