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Supply chain, outsourcing and logistics

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How to negotiate with a liar outlines five tactics that research has shown to be effective to defend yourself against deception.
(Harvard Business Review, July-Augustus 2016)

 

Control the Negotiation Before It Begins offers advice on avoiding costly mistakes before negotiations start. It presents four factors that can have a tremendous impact on negotiation outcomes and provides guidance on what negotiators should be doing before either side starts worrying about offers, counteroffers, and bargaining tactics.
(Harvard Business Review, December 2015)

 

How to Negotiate with Powerful Suppliers provides a framework with fore steps to determine the least-risky strategy option that is feasible for your organization.
(Harvard Business Review, July-August 2015)

 

Leading the Way with Inventory Management explains the benefits of using RFID technology and how Delta Air Lines’ TechOps implemented it.
(Aircraft IT MRO, February-March 2013) – free access


Ready for Anything
is all about risk management in the supply chain. Although not very extensive, the article provides some helpful examples for reexamining your own supply chain.
(CFO Magazine, April 2009) – free access


Sucking it up
discusses the effects high fuel prices have on supply-chain management strategies. The higher transportation costs make people rethink strategies like outsourcing and JIT.
(CFO Magazine, April 2008) – free access


Seven Myths about Outsourcing
provides very simple but true lessons to be learned when outsourcing. The recommendations are also useful for companies who purchase services never performed in-house.
(Business Insight, June 15, 2007)

 

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