Managing Vendors – Articles by Jim Everett

Tips on managing vendors, skills and competencies required

Plan Vendor Manager Training

Don’t wait until problems start showing up to work out what training is needed for Vendor Managers. In a traditional organization where all work is done internally, the employee collective talent, deployed against a planned set of roles, yields what Steven Goldberg ( has defined as Total Realized Value. With employees managing outsourced functions and […]

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