Develop a Shared Vision Statement with Your 3PL

As highlighted in a November 2012 HBR blog post, the Israeli company Netafim captured almost one-third of the “seemingly commoditized” micro-irrigation equipment market by changing its

Time for a New RFP

As you all know the dreaded RFP—or Request for Proposals—is a source of tension, angst and for many of us, a lot of grunt work.

Mousetraps Business Concept

Perverse Incentives in Outsourcing Agreements

In Vested Outsourcing, Kate Vitasek and co-authors Mike Ledyard and Karl Manrodt outline the ten ailments of traditional outsource relationships. Number three on the list

Are You Dumbsourcing?

One of the things I love about interviewing supply chain professionals on Talking Logistics is that they often raise interesting questions and ideas. Last year,