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”
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”
Some years ago I had been researching the great outsourcing work being done out of Ireland. Being culturally closer to the US, it was easier though costlier to work with Irish providers. Ireland had beaten unemployment from 16% down to 3.9% and Government incentives including low taxes had major companies like Pfizer, Dell, Microsoft, Google doing a lot of work from Ireland. In fact, with no tigers in Ireland it came to be known as “Celtic Tiger” given its huge growth and success like the South East Asian “Tiger” countries in early nineties.
[Note: This post is originally published Nov 22, 2010 updated for formatting only May 18, 2021]
The media coverage of the BP report highlights the blame game between BP and its subcontractors. But to be fair to the BP report there is a part in the full BP report (Section 6 Part 5 page 185 of 192) that spells out what BP and the offshore oil drilling industry might like toContinue reading “Let’s be fair to the BP report for recognizing B2B and Supply Chain control and oversight”
// // 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 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”
IAOP announced today that they are coming out with a top hundred list of providers across segments, industries and geography. As a new industry takes shape it will be nice to know how this list looks like. Also what about the smaller outsourcers and smaller providers? Maybe as the industry matures we will see moreContinue reading “Top 100 list is coming”