Category Archives: Other Publications

The never-ending journey

06-2012

The never-ending journey

John Henke, “The never-ending journey,” CPO Agenda,  Summer 2012.


In the driver’s seat

06-2010

In the Drivers Seat

Each spring for the past eight years Tier 1 suppliers to the six major North American automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have shared with us their experiences of working with Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Nissan and Toyota….

John W. Henke, Jr., “In the Driver’s Seat,” Supply Managment, June 24, 2010.


The lessons of Toyota’s recalls

05-2010

The lessons of Toyota’s recalls

Much will be written in the months and, most probably, years to come about Toyota’s fall from grace in the first few months of 2010. Insights into why the Japanese car maker did what it did and why it didn’t do wha~ it should
have done will abound….

John Henke, “The lessons of Toyota’s recalls”, CPO Agenda, Spring 2010.


Refracted Glory

09-2009

Refracted Glory

With costs rising and competition increasing, manufacturing and service organisations are looking to suppliers for innovation. With manuacturing firms spending on average 50 per cent and up to 80 per cent of revenues on outside companies and service firms allocating up to 40 per cent, both are heavily dependent on vendors….

John W. Henke, Jr., Ph.D., “Refracted Glory,” CPO Agenda, Fall 2009.


SRM in turbulent times

05-2009

SRM in turbulent times

One outcome of the global downturn is an absolute certainty: top management of companies in virtually every industry will be increasingly looking to their purchasing organisations for price reductions on bought-in goods and services. This is good business as supplier price cuts are the fastest way that a copmany can control costs, reduce cash outflow and generate bottom-line improvements in the short term….

John Henke, “SRM in turbulent times,” CPO Agenda, Spring 2009.