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Stop Leaving Money on the Table: Improve Your Indirect Spending This Year

Indirect spend is getting a lot of attention lately, as cost reduction is a key strategic priority for businesses worldw...

Why “We’re Different” Is an Expensive Sentence

The following is an edited excerpt from the book Expensive Sentences: Debunking the Common Myths that Derail Decisions a...

Benefits of a Modern Group Purchasing Organization vs. a Traditional GPO

At the core, a traditional GPO provides value through three main elements: money, time and resources.

Are You Leaving Money on the Table?

"A decision not to use GPOs for specific indirect spend categories is the same as leaving money on the table" was the he...

How Does a GPO Work?

A recent study by The Hackett Group defines a group purchasing organization (GPO) as “an entity that is created to lever...

Is a GPO Right for Me?

Group purchasing organizations (GPOs) come in many shapes and sizes. Before determining what kind of GPO would best fit ...

What Is a Group Purchasing Organization (GPO)?

To manage overhead costs associated with running the business, companies will often hire employees dedicated to ensuring...

New Year, New Goals

It’s hard to believe a year has passed since we wrote our “Welcome to 2015” post. Cliché but true! As predicted, it was ...

How Our Amazon.com World Is Affecting Corporate Procurement Trends

How could paying to watch your favorite show on Amazon affect how corporate procurement departments function?

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