Purchasing can make or break a manufacturer. Why? The behavior of the purchasing department signals a company’s true goals to its supply chain.Read more
About: Ned Hill
As A One-Handed Economist, Ned Hill provides straight talk on business and markets to industry leaders looking for a new perspective. Dr. Hill is Professor of Public Administration and City & Regional Planning at The Ohio State University's John Glenn College of Public Affairs and a member of the College of Engineering’s Ohio Manufacturing Institute. He came to OSU after serving as Dean of the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs and Professor and Distinguished Scholar of Economic Development at Cleveland State University. He has also been editor of Economic Development Quarterly and Chair of the National Advisory Board of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership. The Ohio Manufacturers Association’s Board of Directors presented Mr. Hill with the Legacy Award in 2005 and again in 2016 for his work on behalf of Ohio’s manufacturers. He earned his Ph.D. in both urban and regional planning and economics from MIT, and now teaches the doctoral seminar in public economics in the Glenn College as well as classes in economic development and state and local public policy at the Glenn College and OSU’s City and Regional Planning program.
Recent Posts by Ned Hill
The way purchases are made — and how vendors are held accountable — are strategic decisions.Read more
It’s crucial to track the purchases of your customers, and to understand their purchasing strategies, or your business may be devoured by the Anaconda.Read more
A purchasing culture that does not live by the principles of Lean, and depends on long, thin supply chains, can kill a business.Read more
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