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Apr 28, 2018  |  Articles

SCRC Executive Panel Discussion: “Relational Contracting in an Uncertain Ecosystem”

A panel of industry practitioners offered their views on how market trends and technologies are impacting contract management and relational contracting at the latest SCRC meeting on April 19.  Thank you to our guest writer, Kirsten Gallagher, from the Global […]

Apr 23, 2018  |  Articles

Relational Contracting Part III:   Tim Cummins on “Shifting Your Mindset to Collaborative Value”

Tim Cummins, CEO of IACCM, is intent on driving change.  He is traveling around the globe, speaking with foreign ministries in Dubai, the Australian navy, the Canadian Department of Defense, and the General Services Administration in DC.  We were fortunate […]

Apr 22, 2018  |  Articles

Relational Contracting Part II: Four Numbers to Be Concerned About in Global Economics

Jason Schenker, a worldwide leader in global economic forecasting, brought a spirit of levity and predictive insights to a subject that is often mired in gloom:  economics!  Jason, who founded the Futurist Institute, commented on some of the major changes […]

Apr 21, 2018  |  Articles

Relational Contracting Part I: MUFG Experiments with Blockchains

“One of the best meetings ever!” This is a comment I hear a lot at the conclusion of every one of our SCRC meetings the past few years.  Either we are getting better and better at bringing in some of […]

Apr 16, 2018  |  Articles

Relational Contracts Student Insight: Codifying the Deal is Key!

In Part 2 of our blog series leading up to the SCRC meeting this coming Thursday on “Relational Contracting”, we feature a white paper developed by Tracy Burnett, a second year MBA in our online program.  Tracy here discusses some […]

Apr 15, 2018  |  Whitepapers

Relational Contracts Student Project: Alternative Means to Settling Contract Disputes

As part of the lead-up to our SCRC meeting this week on Relational Contracting, I am featuring the first of five papers by some of our online MBA students who took my relational contracting class.  The first of these by […]

Apr 10, 2018  |  Articles

Strategic Roles in Procurement Haven’t Changed Much

A recent post on Public Spend Forum asked the following question: What are the key 4-6 roles (e.g. Buyer, Commodity Manager, etc …) common to all public procurement organizations that help you align the “right skills” with the “right roles”, to achieve […]

Apr 9, 2018  |  Articles

Excess and Obsolete Inventory: An Outcome of a Series of Unfortunate Events!

Inventory continues to be a problem for many companies.   In particular, inventory that is considered “Excess and Obsolete” often accumulates and has to be dealt with – often at the end of the fiscal year.  During tax season, this is also […]

Mar 3, 2017  |  Articles

Innovative Approaches to Supply Chain Quality

On February 23, 2017, I attended a Supply Chain event at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center. The speakers at the event focused on new approaches and advances to supply chains in the biotechnology sector. It was a very good learning […]

Nov 19, 2013  |  Articles

Trends and Strategies in Logistics and Supply Chain Management: An Interview with Robert Handfield

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