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Articles written by Kate Vitasek

5 Steps to a Collaborative Supplier Agreement

by Kate Vitasek | Nov 2017

The first step is to candidly discuss three foundational elements for a successful collaborative relationship: trust, transparency and compatibility. This helps both parties to understand to what extent they can build the foundation for their relationship.  ... Read more »

Ten Elements of a Successful Supplier Agreement

by Kate Vitasek | Sep 2013

Developing an agreement using these steps enables progressive companies to establish dynamic, collaborative and modern business relationships. ... Read more »

Vested Outsourcing: A New Business Model

by Kate Vitasek | Aug 2011

My first book, Vested Outsourcing: Five Rules that Will Transform Outsourcing, [1] centered on a better, more collaborative way to outsource by outlining the need for business relationships based on trust, collaboration and working together to achieve mutually beneficial goals. Extensive research b ... Read more »

Vested Outsourcing: Game Changing Rules for Outsourcing

by Kate Vitasek | Mar 2010

In Search of a Better Way to Outsource For the past two years, we have participated in a University of Tennessee research program funded by the Air Force to formally study companies that were employing performance-based approaches for outsourcing. This article is based on our research and hands on ... Read more »