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May 26, 2010

BP's [Oily] Black Swan Event

Let's think back on how things went the last time government emergency management was involved... 

May 18, 2010

The BP Oil Spill: The Critical Role of Procurement in Managing this Disaster

I had lunch today in Houston, and sat with a BP procurement manager.  We spent some time discussing the BP Oil spill, which is making headlines all over the world.… 

May 18, 2010

Mattel’s Indirect Procurement Organization: Lessons Learned Through Experience!

At a recent presentation in Los Angeles sponsored by Zycus Spend Management systems, Carol Danoff, VP of Global Procurement shared a personal story about her introduction to the world of… 

May 7, 2010

Jason Busch's Predictions for 2010

Jason Busch is a leading expert in supply chain who is truly "plugged in" to what is going to happen in procurement in 2010. 

May 7, 2010

SCRC Meeting Update: What We Learned About Supply Chain Risk

The latest SCRC meeting proved to be a resounding success.  We enjoyed great presentations from MBA students, as well as a new poster session forum for our undergraduate students who… 

Apr 28, 2010

On the edge of our seats….The Black Swan approacheth

The 21st Supply Chain Resource Cooperative meeting is kicking off tomorrow morning.   If you couldn’t make this one, that’s a shame…but you need to think about the next eventin December…different theme, different… 

Apr 15, 2010

Collaborating on Complex Project Contracts: The Power of People

Tim Cummins and I had an interesting discussion this morning on IACCM’s “Ask the Expert” call on complex contracting.  One of the issues that came up is the role of… 

Apr 11, 2010

SCRC Event April 29-30: What's the Deal with Black Swans?

What do Black Swans have to do with supply chains? 

Jan 20, 2010

Findings of our Recent Study on Supply Market Intelligence

Organizations are facing increased uncertainty in economic markets, and are increasingly aware of the need to closely monitor market conditions and respond to these changes through improved supply chain strategies. … 

Jan 20, 2010

Welcome to the new SCRC Blog!

I’m relatively new to the blogging format, so I hope that readers will be patient with my first set of posts that are about to come out…..2010 is the 10th…