7 Common Profit Leaks and Cost Savings Opportunities

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 , business management, by Rich Rafdahl

The following are a number of common cost improvement opportunities that I have witnessed when working with my various clients.   This list, by no means, covers all the potential situations where unnecessary costs may exist and savings are possible but it is a good starting point.   My hope is that what I have shared here  Read More..

Before Initiating a Complex RFx – Consider These 5 Questions

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 , business management, by Rich Rafdahl

Prior to embarking on any new bid or negotiations effort, there are 5 main factors that should be considered in order to determine what is working in your favor and if it is prudent to proceed. For example, there may be a genuine need to do an in-depth analysis, issue a bid and negotiate a  Read More..

7 Steps to Successful Strategic Sourcing

Thursday, May 22, 2014 , business management, by Rich Rafdahl

The term “Strategic Sourcing” has been referred to quite often over the last few years. It definitely sounds impressive and implies a cutting edge and potentially transformational process but what is it – really? What is “Strategic Sourcing” and how does it compare to the prior way of sourcing. Personally, I think strategic sourcing is  Read More..