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.
My first experience with planning corporate travel was awful. I’d never planned a big company trip before, but I worked on a small team, so someone had to do it. Suddenly, there were all these details and decisions to.
How can you streamline procurement? Can procurement even be effectively automated? These are questions everyone from CPOs to category specialists struggle with. Especially since you have to do more with fewer resources.
When you manage construction projects, you have to travel – a lot. Whether you’re the foreman, project manager, travel coordinator, or general administrator you have to make sure your contractor crews have the rooms.
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You probably have a tail spend problem. In other words, you are spending a lot more money and time managing the “extras” of your business than you realize. Any good procurement professional focuses on managing direct.
Finding genuinely helpful content in the procurement space is easier said than done. Sure, there’s a wealth of outdated information, vague predictions, and thinly veiled sales ads, but not much expert, actionable.