Matthew A. Bradshaw, CPSM, CPSD, C.P.M.

Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®)  and  Supplier Diversity™ (CPSD™)                                      RESOURCEFUL & Tenacious Problem Solver


15 posts published in March 2016

Successful Supply Chain Management

Posted:March 2, 2016 | Tags: Attitude, Insight, on-time-delivery, just-in-time delivery, Quality

Key elements in purchasing stand out in successful Supply Chain Management. Selecting the right supplier for the job. Does the supplier have a can do attitude? Do they deliver on time? Do they pay attention to the quality of the product they are making? Are they a team player? How is their pricing compared to others?
What qualities do you look for in a supplier? How do you measure your suppliers performance?

The Absence of Clearly Defined Goals

Posted:March 8, 2016 | Tags: Goals, Absence, Defined, Enslaved

"In the absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily trivia until ultimately we become enslaved by it." ~ Robert Heinlein, author of science fiction.

Sometimes my goals are not clearly defined. That must be the reason I am caught in the web of enslavement. We end up going around in circles and not getting things done in order to meet our objectives.

Understanding Types and Temperaments

Posted:March 9, 2016 | Tags: negotiation, types, temperaments, understanding

When you are negotiating with others internally or externally it is wise to have since of the other persons personality. Sometimes we are working with people that have the opposite personality and it can be challenging. This is critical point regardless who you are working with. Here are some components of what I am talking about when it comes to Temperament, Talent, and Work:

"In general, ...:
Artisans are gifted in tactical work, using a variety of tools and operating all kinds of...

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Negotiators Need To Learn How To Deal With Interruptions

Posted:March 12, 2016 | Tags: negotiation, interruptions, managing

I want to share this article on negotiations with you. Dr. Jim Anderson's Blog "The Accidental Negotiator" was great today. Please take a couple of minutes and read this post. Negotiators Need to Learn How to Deal With Interruptions.

Different Drummers

Posted:March 12, 2016 | Tags: Different, Drummer, People

If you do not want what I want, please try not to tell me that my want is wrong.

Or if my beliefs are different from yours, at least pause before you set out to correct them.

Or if my emotion seems less or more intense than yours, given the same circumstances, try not to ask me to feel other than I do.

Or if I act, or fail to act, in the manner of your design for action, please let me be.

I do not, for the moment at least, ask you to understand me. That will come only when you are...

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