Trends and Practices in Global Supply Chain Management: Micro and Macro Cultural Considerations

By Linda Naimi, Cynthia Tomovic and Michael Wisma.

Published by The Organization Collection

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In this paper, the potential impact of micro and macro cultural variables are considered in the identification and selection of vendor/partners in global supply chain management.

Keywords: Supply chains, International vendor selection, Multinational organizations, Organizational performance, Cross-cultural partnerships

International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp.97-106. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 939.542KB).

Dr Linda Naimi

Dr Naimi is a dynamic, creative, energetic, charismatic leader with more than 20 years of diverse and extensive administration and teaching experience and 30 years of service to businesses and schools. She possesses strong analytical, technical and problem-solving skills and has received numerous awards and accolades for her work with businesses, schools and local communities. Dr Naimi has an impressive record of collaboration with businesses, government agencies, community organizations, higher education institutions, and Pk-12 schools. She is extraordinarily adept at securing external funding, having brought in more than $20 million in grants and sponsorships. She has the distinction of being the first woman to serve as director of computer services at Harvard University's JFK School of Government. Her research and teaching interests concern the global, legal, technological and ethical challenges of organizational leadership.

Dr. Cynthia Tomovic

Dr Cynthia Tomovic is Department Head and Professor in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Purdue University, West Lafayette. She eared her Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration, and M.S. in Organizational Behavior, University of Michigan, and M.Ed. in Psychometrics and Program Evaluation, University of Illinois; B.A. in Anthropology, University of Illinois. Dr Tomovic teaches and writes in the area of organizational leadership and development, and quality improvement and assessment in higher education. Her scholarly works have focused on the effects of faculty socialization on institutional quality; the impact of university-industry relationships on business and industry renewal; and the application of Total Quality Management and ISO 9000 principles to higher education and the implementation of institutional and student outcome-based assessment. She has served as a Purdue University Visiting Scholar to IBM where she worked on quality related projects. Additionally, she represented Purdue during the Motorola, Inc. sponsored TQM Campus Challenge. She served as a member of a co-sponsored National Institute of Standards and Technology and American Association of Higher Education committee charged with determining whether the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award criteria could serve as an appropriate template for assessment in higher education. Dr Tomovic has served as a reviewer for the National Science Foundation. She has authored and/or presented over fifty papers on the human side of quality, human resource management, leadership, ISO 9000, and faculty development and assessment in higher education. In addition, Dr Tomovic delivers workshops on Leadership, Management of Change, Team Development, Issues in Total Quality Management, Quality Function Deployment, and ISO 9000 to professional associations and industrial clients.

Michael Wisma

Michael Wisma currently has achieved 20 plus years of experience in Business Management, Workforce Development, Supervision, Technology, Human Resources, Procurement, and Training. In his current position as a Purchasing Agent for Purdue University. Michael has maintained responsibility for purchasing and developing long-range budgeting plans for many areas of the University. In addition to maintaining complete responsibility for training and development of departmental staff, he has also developed and maintained long-term relationships with vendors of Purdue University. Michael is a Certified Purchasing Manager, certified through the Institute for Supply Management. Mr Wisma's experience includes five years of vendor management experience in Purchasing, fourteen years of business management experience, and fifteen years experience handling purchasing and procurement of multi-million dollar operations. He is currently working towards a Ph.D. in Leadership in Supply Chain Management, with an emphasis on vendor relationships.


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