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Does the ISM acquisition of ADR send a warning shot over the bow of traditional consulting firms that a new model is on the near horizon?

March 27, 2012


In my preparation for my interview with ADR International’s Bill Michel, who’s company was recently acquired by ISM – well actually the association’s newly established for-profit company called ISM Services, I could not help but wonder if this marked the beginning of a new era. Specifically, if the ISM move finally represented the acknowledgement of […]

Is the traditional association dead? Not if you’re proactively evolving your curriculum like ISM!

March 19, 2012


On the 28th of March I will have an opportunity to talk with ADR International’s Bill Michel about his organization recently being acquired by the Institute for Supply Management or ISM. For those of you who have followed both this blog and the PI Window on Business Show on Blog Talk Radio, you know that […]

New Socializing Your Supply Chain Group Launched on SRM Portal

July 28, 2011


The tagline for the new Socializing Your Supply Chain Group that was just launched on the Supplier Relationship Management Portal is “Investigating how social networks can help you to better connect buyers with their suppliers.” It is an interesting premise in that social networking and social media are rapidly becoming the mediums of choice in […]

25 Years and a Call To Action

May 18, 2011


London, May 16, 2011 – ADR International today marks its 25th anniversary with a call to all in the procurement and sourcing community to build on the impressive improvements in procurement professionalism, standing and the skills set of the procurement community achieved over the past quarter century. from the  ADR International Celebrates 25th Anniversary press […]

Supply Chains are indeed the ties that bind us all in a global economy

March 12, 2011


Last June 23rd I can vividly recall the feelings I had when while sitting at my desk, our region was struck by what turned out to be a 5.0 magnitude earthquake.  With the epicenter a mere 25 kilometers from my office, the rolling build-up and corresponding shaking, was tantamount to a jet airplane flying through […]

When it absolutely, positively, has to be there overnight but . . .

December 7, 2010


Funny thing about the famous tag-line for Federal Express is that back in the early 80’s when it was first used, the thought of limited or reduced capacity was never even a question.  Back then we were more concerned with fuel shortages and the rising costs associated with what was called the second oil or […]

Thought Leaders Segment: Bill Michels Live from ISM’s 95th Annual International Conference

April 21, 2010


Joining us on May 26th at 9:30 AM EST on the PI Window on Business Show from ISM’s 95th Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit in sunny San Diego is Bill Michels. During this Special 30-Minute segment, Bill will discuss how the recovery is putting strain on supply managers because organizations have lost […]

500th Procurement Insights Post – Toyota’s Latest Trouble . . . GM all over again, except from within North America

February 22, 2010


This Wednesday in the first of what will be a quarterly appearance on the PI Window’s “Business Thought Leaders Series,” expert author Bill Michels will talk about the recent Toyota recall including the role that the auto manufacturer’s supply chain has and will play in this unfolding story and, the launch of ADR Academy’s new […]

Thought Leaders Segment: Introducing Bill Michels

February 19, 2010


As a past guest on the PI Window on Business Show Bill Michels discussed the collapse of the GM domestic supply chain on the August 11th segment “Intersecting Ideals: Why GM’s Supply Chain is in a State of Ruin,” and the implications of government policy as a member of an international guest panel for the […]

Author and Distinguished Supply Chain Expert Bill Michels to Become Regular Guest in the New Thought Leaders Segment on PI Window on Business

January 6, 2010


As announced here in my December 31st post “Exciting New Vistas Await the PI Window on Business Show in 2010,” we have launched the new Thought Leaders segment in which we will be joined by industry experts like high tech entrepreneur and investment expert Brad Feld who will provide insights on the state of the […]