Dr. Karl B. Manrodt, Director of the Georgia College Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management program, recently authored a piece in the Supply Chain Management 2016 Resource Guide online magazine. He discussed his three and a half years of research in mapping buyer / supplier relationships.

“Today’s strategies for managing suppliers are incomplete. Too much emphasis has been placed on using power to gain leverage over suppliers. But this strategy doesn’t work in every situation and care has to be taken to architect the right kind of relationship. Power stymies the development of truly collaborative and strategic relationships. These relationships can produce outcomes well beyond what one firm can do by itself.”

To read more of his article, click here!

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