B2B suppliers tell you: Do you listen? Obamacare website and the BP oil spill

The B2B blame game between contractors and BP during the oil spill and the blame game between the IT contractors and the Federal HHS is eerily similar. B2B suppliers tell you- but do you listen? is the question to ask. The prepared remarks of HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for her testimony tomorrow (October 30) areContinue reading “B2B suppliers tell you: Do you listen? Obamacare website and the BP oil spill”

Doctor private practices are caught up in $1 Trillion health insurance B2B negotiations

Call it the mother of all high value B2B negotiations– estimated at $1 Trillion  and 40% of total health-care spending in the US. This from research by Robin Lee of NYU who made a great presentation of  his work at Yale  School of Management, last month. When you hear of doctors going broke with privateContinue reading “Doctor private practices are caught up in $1 Trillion health insurance B2B negotiations”

Ireland: from boom to bust and bailout

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Let’s be fair to the BP report for recognizing B2B and Supply Chain control and oversight

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“Switch” by Heath Brothers seems to be about hearts, minds and process

// <![CDATA[ var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-857684-6']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl&#039; : 'http://www&#039;) + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })(); // ]]> "Switch" is the latest book on personal and organizational change  by theContinue reading ““Switch” by Heath Brothers seems to be about hearts, minds and process”

Oil Leak- dealing with risk in alliances: BP,Halliburton,Transocean and now Cameron International

// // No prizes for guessing that BP,Halliburton and Transocean have worked together as  alliance partners repeatedly over time and now Cameron International as the blowout preventer valve supplier is being blamed . And guess what- the leaking offshore oil well has the alliance in tatters, at least at the Senate hearing. There is aContinue reading “Oil Leak- dealing with risk in alliances: BP,Halliburton,Transocean and now Cameron International”

The Checklist Manifesto and Business Processes

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NECON 2007 my Knowledge Based Services – Low Cost Country Sourcing talk

The NECON Conference is a great event and will be will be inaugurated   by Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley  with a whole lot of great speakers. NECON is a collaborative initiative of  the Boston and North Shore Chapter of APICS ,The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, the CSCMP New England Roundtable, the NEContinue reading “NECON 2007 my Knowledge Based Services – Low Cost Country Sourcing talk”