It’s pretty ridiculous how dependent I am on my phone when I travel for work. In case I’d ever had any doubts, one fateful business trip proved it when my cellphone inexplicably died. I couldn’t find my hotel.
You have a problem. A big problem. You’re a mid-sized business (aka anything smaller than a Fortune 500 company). As such, you need to make a variety of sourcing decisions. You have indirect spend and direct spend to.
No matter how good you are at your job, there comes the point where you have to wonder if outside perspective could help. After all, you’re only human. But how can you be sure if procurement consulting will actually.
Is negotiating directly with the supplier always the best procurement strategy? When you’re considering how to best manage your contracts, you have two goals. First, you want to work with the best vendors. Second, you.