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Blog: Commitment Matters
About this blog
Written by IACCM's CEO and founder, Tim Cummins, Commitment Matters is dedicated to issues of global trade and the factors that influence trading relationships and practices.
It will be of greatest interest to those who select, negotiate or manage relationships with trading partners - customers, suppliers, strategic alliances, teaming agreements or channels. As the business world depends more and more on creating integrated supply capabilities through networked relationships, and as those relationships increasingly cross traditional boundaries of industry, geography and culture, success will depend on developing a core competency in 'commitment management'.
Research shows that a majority of people dislike contracts because they cannot understand them. 22 May 2013
As China's renminbi (RMB) continues its ascent as one of the world's most-used forms of payment, North American businesses are discovering another good reason to cozy up to the redback: There's more money in it for them. 22 May 2013
As IT outsourcing has evolved so have IT outsourcing customers' benchmarking needs. As a result, a new approach to benchmarking is necessary. Kathy Rudy, partner with outsourcing consultancy ISG, discusses pros and cons of benchmarking for transformation and how to do it right. 20 May 2013
This recent article from cio.com reinforces the suggestion by IACCM that organization's need to re-think the use of benchmark clauses in their contracts. 17 May 2013
The Flat World concept has strongly influenced the approach to contracting. Large corporations bought into this idea as they sought to impose standard templates around the world. Yet experience has confirmed the IACCM view which has always been that, at best, the world is 'spiky'. Strategy+Business reviews the current state of the argument in this article. 16 May 2013
RPost achieves top score in breadth and depth of e-signature services, compliance with industry/country regulations and technical standards, and enterprise scalability categories 14 May 2013