Managing Vendors – Articles by Jim Everett

Tips on managing vendors, skills and competencies required

Watch those assumptions

This week, I paid a contractor to paint my patio doors at home. And out of this came a reminder of one of the key points we (Think180) make to clients, whether they are outsourcing large projects, or bringing in a single contractor. That is to be aware of the assumptions you make when you engage […]

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About Think180

Think180 helps companies get best results with service providers (vendors). Our core product is an in-house customizable workshop for Vendor Managers, or entire teams who outsource. This has been run for many clients, including Palm, Philips, Harrah's, BP USA and Canada, Vantive, Alkermes, Avaya, Government of Canada, Fidelity Investments, Quantlab and others.

We now also can offer live and interactive videoconference services and webinars, Training Modules for team events, planning tools and consulting on Vendor Manager competencies, and 1:1 coaching for individuals with videochat (desktop and mobile) on managing vendors.

Call Jim Everett 310.346.8042 for more information to assess if these service are of value to you.

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