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Inside the Supply Chain and Purchasing Industry

Supply Chain Tips from Tim

The biggest resume mistakes

Happy Labour Day! We hope that everyone is enjoying the long weekend and looking forward to a busy Fall (Supply Chain) season. After a long “up and down” summer we’re... 

References available upon request

Question: In today’s competitive employment marketplace, isn’t it an added benefit or advantage to actually list employment references on my resume, or say ‘References available... 

Cover letters versus Introduction letters

Question: I was wondering if you could give me your thoughts on cover letters. I always include one when sending a resume in response to an advertised position. A friends was saying... 

Seeing Supply Chain as a support activity

I wonder if procurement is often seen as the “guardian of the sacred procurement process” by clients rather than a true support activity. Tim, what can be done to correct... 

What are your suggestions for people lacking experience in a particular industry or raw material?

Hi Tim, my frustration at this stage in my career, is that I do have the experience and many skills in procurement and supply chain, but my industry experience is wholesale in home...