Archive for January, 2011

Jan 13 2011

The Dirty Little Secret

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I was having a conversation with a buyer on why a certain under performing supplier consistently got additional work. This supplier was neither bad nor good; it just wasn’t a fit for him and his customer.  I suggested there might be something under the table going on.

And then the fight started . . . . . . . . .

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Jan 13 2011

The Myth of Supplier Management

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Large companies, like the Big Three, have finally found out they are not the 800 pound gorilla in the room.  Because of JIT, they have found themselves hostage to their weakest supplier.  One little $20.00/1000 widget that doesn’t get shipped because Crash and Bang Molding is in financial trouble and a company the size of General Motors could miss several million dollars in shipments.  So, we hear the silliness of Supplier Management. Continue Reading »

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