Even in these difficult times of price increases, it is possible for buyers to achieve competitive advantage. In this blog, there are 10 practical tips that may give you some inspiration. Many prices are increasing, it’s hard to deny that. The newspapers are full of articles about increased raw material costs, energy prices and transportation […]
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Understand the differences between spend analytics, should-cost tools, and negotiation insight solutions. Published on industryweek.com in March 2021 Purchasing has been underserved by technology in the last 10-15 years; however, there has been an explosion in software solutions that go far beyond ERP to address the unique and numerous use cases of procurement, sourcing, and […]
“John, I find that our suppliers do a poor job in stocking to their agreements and as a result, our customers complain and we lose sales. At Goods Receipt and Purchasing they are just putting out fires, instead of making better agreements. We are losing control on our suppliers and have little opportunity to improve […]
Most buyers understand that supplier assessment can be useful. But what you can use supplier assessment for and what effects it can have is not common knowledge. This is part 2 in a series of five blogs on supplier assessment. Part 1 was all about your own role in supplier performance. In this series of […]
Published in the October issue of DEAL! The corona crisis has highlighted the risks of sourcing in Asia. There are plenty of opportunities to buy closer to home. Cost specialists Robert Driessen and Jan Valkhof show with facts and figures how appealing this can be. Due to the move of production to low-wage countries, the […]
Assessing suppliers can be very useful and effective. However, it is important that you do this with discernment and avoid a few pitfalls. In this article we look at the purpose of supplier assessment, how you can present the results to your supplier, the quality of your own data, but above all, what role do […]