Project Management for Supply Managers
James L. Patterson, Ph.D., C.P.M., A.P.P.
James L. Patterson, Ph.D., C.P.M., A.P.P., Associate Professor of Management, Western Illinois University – Quad Cities, 309/762-3999, ext 256, JL-Patterson2@wiu.edu
88th Annual International Conference Proceedings - 2003 - Nashville, TN
The supply management (SM) field has long recognized that effective supply managers need to develop expertise with various project management skills, tools, and techniques. A major component of effective project management is the ability to develop, organize, and lead both ad hoc and long-term teams for such sourcing activities as supplier selection, supplier development, new product development, commodity management, and strategic sourcing. Therefore, this presentation will provide greater knowledge and insight of how typical SM project teams evolve through different phases in order to achieve higher levels of performance in a timely, cost-efficient manner. This process typically requires a project team leader to demonstrate different skills in each of the team development phases.