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SBA alum, professor featured in Detroit Free Press article

Thursday, April 1, 2010
SBA alum, professor featured in Detroit Free Press article

The front page business section of the Sunday, March 28, Detroit Free Press featured a story about how SBA alumni Bob Socia, (Management, '76) General Motors vice president of global purchasing and supply chain since last July, has improved relations with suppliers.

 

The story also talks to SBA Professor of Marketing John Henke, who is also president of Planning Perspectives, which conducts an annual auto industry supplier survey.

 

The Free Press reports that Socia, a 35-year GM employee, is including GM's scores on independent supplier surveys as part of performance reviews for his purchasing staff.

 

In the article, Henke says “There’s a lot of talk in the industry about improving relations with suppliers, but few companies make it a part of employee goals and metrics."

 

Read the full article from the Detroit Free Press.