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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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.

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