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A great deal has been said about the dual pandemics of COVID-19 and social justice unrest. The rate of unemployment has spiked as we fight the virus, and this exacerbates calls for changing how we understand community health and wellness from a public policy standpoint. We’re also bombarded with information and news constantly. Just collecting [...]

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Author: Carlton Adams
Posted: November 19, 2020, 5:11 pm

Veterans Day was yesterday for us in the United States, we would like to pause and reflect on how lucky we feel to have a military that keeps us, our family and all of us safe. We think of their families, too, and the sacrifice they make on a daily basis for our great country. THANK YOU [...]

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Author: TMG Admin
Posted: November 12, 2020, 4:35 pm

We have a lot of respect for the folks at Gartner, and they even include us in their magic quadrants for Supply Chain consulting which we greatly appreciate.  While I missed their recent event, I did hear about it (Supply Chain Challenges and Opportunities at the Virtual Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo, Americas).  The meme was [...]

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Author: Dalip Raheja
Posted: November 5, 2020, 7:45 pm

First, I hope you, your family and your colleagues are staying healthy and safe.  As Sourcing / Category Management / Supply Chain professionals we ARE playing the role of an internal consultant (whether we recognize it or not). To be effective in that role, we must integrate the consulting process into our business process – [...]

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Author: Anne Kohler
Posted: October 29, 2020, 4:59 pm

Governance is still on my mind because it continues to be the answer for many challenges a client faces BUT, they are challenged with doing anything about it – for many different reasons.  And they are not unique in their situation.  In my memory, there has been one client who took Governance seriously enough to [...]

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Author: Dalip Raheja
Posted: October 22, 2020, 4:38 pm