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A confident disclaimer from ThomasNet VP regarding Walmart deal? by Jon Hansen

July 22, 2015


“We are not here to pass judgement – the suppliers can speak for themselves . . . it is up to them to decide” – Tom Greco, VP of Publishing Operations at ThomasNet.Com It is rare that one receives the answer to a question in such a direct and concise manner, so as to remove any […]

Why I believe that Michael Porter’s position on corporate social responsibility smacks of colonialism

May 27, 2013


Back in April of 2008 I wrote a post titled What is the Value in your Supply Chain? (A PI Q and A), in which I questioned the merits of famed Harvard Business School professor Michael Porter’s model. Specifically, I had indicated that while Porter’s theory at the conceptual level has merit, its “value” in terms […]

Horseplay in Food Supply Chains by Colin Cram

February 21, 2013


The week started off badly. According to a report in the ‘Times’ newspaper, I was born in the least romantic town in the UK, Scunthorpe. I guess I am fortunate to be alive. However, my gloom was lifted by a certain amount of horseplay. Firstly, the skeleton of King Richard III was pronounced genuine. He […]

Okay, Technically this isn’t a “business” purchasing story but . . .

September 19, 2011


I have to admit that perhaps having past the half century mark a couple of years ago, I may not get enough bran in my diet but . . . the following is an article I had posted in the 49th Parallel Forum blog earlier today and I just had to share it with my […]