Category Archives: General

Got scorecards? Now what?

My previous post about why supplier scorecards fail generated a lot of interest. So today I’m going to write about one of the biggest reasons for failed supplier scorecards: There is little or no action or follow through that results …

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Giant performance failure in a peanut supplier

The failures at Peanut Corporation of America are tragedy in every way. This supplier failed to meet both regulatory and customer requirements. Its customers failed either to uncover or report the failures, and people died as a result. Now a …

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Supply Chain Risk: Complexity Stumps Execs

McKinsey recently published the results of its global survey on managing global supply chains.  To boil down a seven-page article: they aren’t managing the risk.  Or to quote the article: “relatively few respondents…say that their companies are translating the …

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Just Off the Press: Supplier Evaluation & Performance Excellence

My new book, Supplier Evaluation and Performance Excellence: A Guide to Meaningful Metrics and Successful Results, has just been published this week. This is my first experience as a book author (although I did publish a shorter e-book in …

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The Linked In Supply Chain – Who’s in YOUR Network?

From the title, you might have visited this blog to learn more about sub-tier supplier management. Not today. For April Fools’ Day, I’m deviating from the serious and sometimes deadly boring business of supply chain and lean to talk about …

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