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With the use of a purchasing impact matrix, supply management can delegate noncore activities to focus on bottom-line strategies. Adverse economic conditions continue to plague companies, causing many organizations to re-evaluate how they operate their business. As a result of the difficult business climate, companies seek ways to maximize value with minimal resources. For many organizations, surviving the recession has meant downsizing to sustain their business. This is made clear by looking at the recent unemployment rates published by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The unemployment rate in the ...
transformed itself into a corporation, keeping all its assets intact. The company was later privatized in part, but currently the Russian government holds a controlling stake. In 2008, the company produced 549.7 billion cubic meters (BCM) of natural gas, amounting to 17% of the worldwide gas production. In addition, the company produced 32 million tons of oil and 10.9 million tons of gas condensate. Gazprom's activities accounted for 10% of Russia's gross domestic product in 2008. The major part of Gazprom's production fields are located around the Gulf of Ob in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug in Western ...
Competition: A Procurement Perspective
Timothy M. Laseter, Ph.D. teaches at a number of leading business schools, including the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Raj Sharma Raj Sharma is the president of Censeo Consulting Group as well as the Federal Acquisition Innovation and Reform (FAIR) Institute, both in Washington, D.C. February 2010, Inside Supply Management® Vol. 21, No. 2, page 18 How is supplier competition defined in your organization: the right supplier for the need, or for the price? Competition has been the linchpin of capitalism since the days of Adam Smith. Indeed, in his groundbreaking book The ... market research, surveys and trends
Spend Matters: Purchasing Magazine's Demise Raises More ...
Over the weekend, I gave quite a bit of thought -- and had numerous conversations and e-mail exchanges with various colleagues -- to Purchasing Magazine's untimely demise last Friday. For those who are just waking up to the story today, Reed decided to shut down a number of its trade titles, including Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Review , after failing to find a buyer for them. As a new media company that was technically competing against Purchasing for eyeballs (I say "technically" in the loosest possible sense because I think there's a big difference between journalism and blogging/analyst ... market research, surveys and trends


ISM - Publications - Inside Supply Management - Diversity Spend ...
New research survey shows that the majority of organizations (more than 74 percent) have a goal for total spend with diversity suppliers. In particular, big business is increasing its activity, with growth in the spend allocated for women-owned businesses. In an effort to benchmark organizations' activity in diversity programs, CAPS: Center for Strategic Supply Research recently conducted a survey on supplier diversity programs. Other firms with supplier diversity programs can use this data to assess progress relative to comparable firms their size. The survey was released in September 2005, and a total of 113 usable ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Trends in Environmental Packaging
John Yuva is a writer for Inside Supply Management™. ... "rates and dates" (i.e. , rate or percent of recycled content by certain dates), it was expected that a .... water is producing 1.5 million tons of plastic waste each year. ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Miller Hull Partnership-Designed LOTT Building Opens
Olympia, WA -- While most wastewater treatment plants around the country are separated from their communities by a chain link fence, the LOTT Clean Water Alliance�s new Regional Services Center in Olympia, Washington, will actively engage the public. Designed by the award-winning architectural firm, The Miller Hull Partnership, the project is on target for LEED Platinum certification, and also includes the �WET Center� (Water Educational and Technology Center), with an exhibit gallery and classroom. "This new building portrays all the good things about community stewardship,� said Robert Hull, one of the founding partners ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
FDA pushes for passage of stalled inspection bill
The recall of more than a half-billion Iowa eggs tied to an outbreak of salmonella poisoning is revealing cracks in the shell of nation’s food safety laws. Political pressure began building Monday on regulators and the operators of the two egg-laying operations believed responsible for the outbreak, with congressional overseers seeking information about conditions at the egg farms and about the rigor of federal oversight of them. Food and Drug Administration chief Margaret Hamburg said Monday that the agency hasn’t had enough authority to help prevent outbreaks. She urged Congress to pass legislation, stalled in the ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Supply Line 2055: Certification Update Newsletter -- December 2006
Dec 20, 2006 ... Inside Supply Management® magazine delivers thought-provoking discussion ... Published in Inside Supply Management®, our monthly survey of ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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This trend is sure to increase over time as evidenced by the performance of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI). ➤. Inside Supply Management ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Portland State School of Business Administration | Research - Lee ...
Culbertson, Scott; Burruss, James and Buddress, Leland. "Control System Approach to E-Commerce Fulfillment: Hewlett-Packard's Experience." Journal of Business Forecasting , Vol 19, Number 4, Winter, 2000-2001, pp 10-16. Buddress, Lee and Raedels, Alan. "Essential Tools of Supply Chain Management." In Hospital Materials Management Quarterly, Volume 22, Number 1, August, 2000. Buddress, Leland. "Why Our Negotiations Aren't More Successful - And How to Fix Them," Hospital Materials Management Quarterly , Volume 19, Number 2, November, 1997. Non-refereed publications Books Buddress, Lee and ...
Information Rights Management: How Critical is it to protect your ...
I have come across multiple instances where business users do think they need a solution like this but the ball is passed to the IT staff. Who do you think the responsibility rests with? Are Organizations ready to invest in a document security solution? Thanks you all for taking the time to reply.... The other question I had is Why are/are not Organizations IRM ready yet? The challenge I face is gettign Business and IT users on the same page. If the Business User does not understand the importance surely the IT would not do anything? Thank you all for taking the time to reply.... The other question I had is Why are/are not ...
Organize Your Office Supply Cabinet
You know, the tall, 3-shelf one that you're literally scared to open. It's bulging with pens, labels, disks, binders, post-it notes, paper pads, paper clips and more. It's so full that you don't even know what's in there. You can't find what you need when you need it, which causes your blood to boil in frustration. Plus, you're constantly running out of supplies because there's no system to let you know when you're running low. Get it organized and eliminate the stress. Here's a simple,7 step system 1. Too Many Cooks Spoil the Pot. The first thing I'd suggest is ...