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    Talent Issues Can Affect Equipment Maintenance
    Talent Issues Can Affect Equipment Maintenance The manufacturing sector is facing numerous talent challenges that are leading to equipment maintenance issues. Suppliers — as well as their
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    Inside Supply Management’s Best of 2019
    Inside Supply Management’s Best of 2019 There was never a dull moment in 2019 for the supply management profession. Even veteran practitioners have said that — amid an unprecedented amount of
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    Revamping Supplier Days toIncrease Their Value
    Revamping Supplier Days toIncrease Their Value By Amanda Prochaska A concept that’s been around for decades, a supplier day often includes speeches about the strategic direction of the company
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    ROB Roundup: February NMI®
    ROB Roundup: February NMI® On Monday, this space called the February Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business® “the coronavirus edition.” However, it’s possible that the outbreak had an
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    Cost Efficiency Drives Value for Procurement Organizations
    Cost Efficiency Drives Value for Procurement Organizations Improving cost efficiency has taken top billing on procurement agendas, as organizations strive to reduce external and internal
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    Managing Coronavirus Impacts with the Workforce and Future in Mind
    Managing Coronavirus Impacts with the Workforce and Future in Mind With the coronavirus pandemic continuing to impact supply chains, consumer spending and buying habits, and workers’ health and
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    Using Technology in B2B Relationships
    Using Technology in B2B Relationships By Alan Henson We often rely on our intuition to help us understand the nature and health of a relationship. Human observation is an effective way to spot
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    Making Virtual Meetings Productive
    Making Virtual Meetings Productive By Apollon Fanzeres We’ve all participated in virtual meetings. But when the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic hit, we suddenly had to make every meeting virtual.
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    Honoring a Role Model
    Honoring a Role Model Brad Holcomb was honored as a visionary leader, successful driver of change, but above all else, a role model to supply management professionals. Citing the inspiring words
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    ISM Indirect 2015 Conference Highlights
    ISM Indirect 2015 Conference Highlights When it comes to being indispensable as a procurement professional, it's key to be considered a trusted resource. That was one of the common takeaways
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    #ISM2017: Magic Tweetdom
    #ISM2017: Magic Tweetdom In time, we'll find out if the 2017 edition of ISM®’s Annual International Supply Management Conference is the biggest ever. However, if Monday's Twitter activity
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    Two Sides of the Supply Management Coin
    Two Sides of the Supply Management Coin By Hady Agina Is it “procurement” or “purchasing?” This is a question I constantly try to get peers or students studying supply management to consider.
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    Building Your Personal Brand
    Building Your Personal Brand By Sarah Scudder When I started in the print industry, I wanted to be known as someone whom successful business people respect and turn to for advice. I spent my
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    Tax Reform Impact: Wait and See
    Tax Reform Impact: Wait and See Since signing tax reform into law in December, President Donald Trump has trumpeted his expectations of a positive impact on businesses, and some economists made
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    Generational Challenges in the (Remote) Workplace
    Generational Challenges in the (Remote) Workplace Inside Supply Management Magazine | Talent The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has led to such workplace changes as government-mandated factory
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    What Procurement Needs in the Future
    What Procurement Needs in the Future Sophie Grugier had barely begun her presentation at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference in Phoenix on Tuesday when her slideshow was disrupted by a
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    The Monthly Metric: Cost of Procurement as a Percentage of Spend
    The Monthly Metric: Cost of Procurement as a Percentage of Spend After three months of focusing on analytics mostly from the perspective of the C-suite and finance department, The Monthly Metric
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    Digital Transformation is About Much More Than Technology
    Digital Transformation is About Much More Than Technology In the phrase “digital transformation,” the key word is “transformation,” according to Paul Blake, associate director at GEP, a global
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    ‘Fail Quickly’ and Other High-Growth Strategies
    ‘Fail Quickly’ and Other High-Growth Strategies Operating in a high-growth environment can require supply management organizations to think and approach the workplace and business a bit
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    Procuring a Preview: April Issue
    Procuring a Preview: April Issue The April issue of Inside Supply Management®, published by Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®), is set to hit your inboxes and mailboxes soon. Here’s
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    Procuring a Preview: August Issue
    Procuring a Preview: August Issue Check your inboxes and mailboxes soon for the August issue of Inside Supply Management®, published by Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®). In this
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    The Importance of Communicating Procurement Strategy
    The Importance of Communicating Procurement Strategy By Ravisekharan Jayakumar, CPSM As organizations are becoming more global and procurement is transforming into a more strategic field, it is
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    The Supply Management Learning Process Never Stops
    The Supply Management Learning Process Never Stops As managers or directors selected to answer college students’ questions for a session at UPMG2018, Institute for Supply Management®’s
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    Why Ask Why?
    Why Ask Why? By Sarah Scudder The assignment came by email: Write an article about the importance of asking why. It read: “What can come out of asking why? Being open to new ideas, no matter
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    Getting Ahead by Moving Sideways, or Even Backwards
    Getting Ahead by Moving Sideways, or Even Backwards By Sarah Scudder I have surrounded myself with overachievers, who have felt that getting an A-minus wasn’t good enough, being a vice president