Dear Colleague Back in 2003, we created a simple, on-line survey to help Purchasing Professionals gauge their organization’s overall purchasing effectiveness. The goals were to first measure attitudes and practices, and then offer concrete suggestions for making improvements. The initiative
Dear Purchasing Professional, We usually don’t get to speak with you directly when we respond to an RFP. But if we could, this is what we’d say. We’d like you to know that to get the best value when buying
ProPurchaser INSIGHT: Stand out from the crowd by showing a prospective employer you are capable of saving money the first day you’re hired. | The competition for good jobs today is unprecedented. Certainly not news. Most of us have
Purchasing.com and Purchasing Magazine were important, ‘go-to’ resources for as long as I can remember, when I was a purchaser for Pillsbury and Ball. It’s hard to believe they are both are now gone. Frankly, it’s even harder to understand
Congratulations to the event organizers and CIPS for putting together an excellent program for the inaugural sustainable purchasing summit in London. Some very interesting topics and speakers. http://www.revolutionevents.plus.com/spss/programme.html One of the stand-out messages from the day is that sustainable purchasing
Purchasing data has always been important to supply-chain professionals. Today’s market conditions are making successful negotiations with suppliers even more critical. Seasoned buyers, many of whom have been purchasing data years, say, more than ever, they need accurate and timely
A ProPurchaser CORE PRACTICE: Never enter negotiations without first researching what has happened to your supplier’s costs Two Ways We Engage with Suppliers As Purchasing professionals, we use two main approaches to establishing prices with suppliers. The first is through
In a Perfect World Imagine the negotiating edge you would have if you knew—and could demonstrate—what you SHOULD be paying for the products you buy, especially when suppliers come to you with sad tales about price increases they just can’t
Years ago, while working for Green Giant, I phoned our steel can sales rep to ask for a 4% reduction. We had information suggesting steel prices had fallen 8%. He certainly wasn’t very happy and, as expected, argued against any
The struggle to find good-fit suppliers never ends. Unfortunately, you can’t find them from your office or even on the Internet. The solution is an old fashion plant tour. This Negotiating Nugget describes why plant tours are so important, and explains how to get the most from the time you invest in them. Allow yourself 5 minutes.
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