Do You Receive Detailed Reporting of Your Spend?

Do You Receive Detailed Reporting of Your Spend?

You’re a big picture person.  You know the basics about your procurement budget, but you may not have a handle on the finer details. That can mean money’s flying out the window. You can’t be everywhere.  You can’t know whether Betty in Denver is procuring in a less than efficient way.  There’s no way to…

Don’t Have Time to Run an RFP?

Don’t Have Time to Run an RFP?

So, you don’t have time to run an RFP.  Well, who does really? Requests for Proposals are time-consuming affairs (the average RFP eats between 350 and 500 hours) and once you’re done, who’s to say you’re going to net any benefit?   When you’ve got a short turnaround time to obtain proposals from vendors and…

What Are Some of Your Current Challenges in Purchasing?

What Are Some of Your Current Challenges in Purchasing?

We’ve all got our problems and procurement professionals are no exception.  As with every business sector, procurement is facing economic, social and technological change that’s coming fast and furious. It can be a little disconcerting how quickly things can change in a dynamic landscape like the one we’re in. So, what are some of your…

Are You Tired of Not Getting Top Level Customer Service from Your Suppliers?

Are You Tired of Not Getting Top Level Customer Service from Your Suppliers?

Your company spends a lot of money with your suppliers, so when you call them with a problem, a question or a complaint, you expect to find someone on the other end of the phone with a solution, an answer or a response. But you don’t.  You leave messages.  You send emails. Nothing.  Sometimes you…

Are You Reviewing all Possible Spend Areas of Your Business?

Are You Reviewing all Possible Spend Areas of Your Business?

What your business spends money on is a whole lot of different things.  When it comes to indirect spend, you may not be quite sure what’s going on under the hood. Are you reviewing all possible spend areas of your business?  It’s highly likely that you’re not, because it’s a big conversation with a lot…