6 Reasons Why Businesses Should Consider Procurement Outsourcing

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 , Cost Reduction, by Rich Rafdahl

With the customer and market demands associated with most industries changing rapidly, it is critical that an organization’s best people remain focused on the business at hand while preparing for future opportunities. Within the procurement area this is especially true. It is crucial that the purchasing staff ensure your company is receiving the best value,  Read More..

As a New Manager – Ask the Tough Questions Up Front

Monday, December 2, 2013 , Cost Reduction, by Rich Rafdahl

When assuming a new management role either as a new or existing employee, it is vital that you are absolutely clear as to the expectations and objectives for the position assumed.  Even though you may be well versed on what was described in the job description, this may not provide you the full story of  Read More..

5 Ways to Improve Your Suppliers’ Performance

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 , Purchasing - Best Practices, by Rich Rafdahl

   Most importantly inform them of what they are doing wrong?   I often find that certain key employees simply tolerate poor performance or problems because they feel they don’t have the time or leverage to straighten the supplier out.  I have also found, on occasion, that the supplier was unaware that their performance was less  Read More..