Class C purchases or spot buys representing a small 5% fraction of the total spend but a big 60% amount of PO is
Manutan is one of those specialists and since years is publishing very good content about their core
» 1. Work with a supplier offering an extensive product range (addressing the « long tail »), providing logistical services to all the company’s sites and issuing highly detailed reports. Data is the keyword in this area.
2. Implement an e-procurement solution. Programs are currently available to suit all types of company and budget. Examples include Punch-Out, hosted
3. Ensure that the supplier knows how to work with your procurement department in order to sign a blanket agreement and also communicate with users to promote the agreement, such as through on-the-ground visits ».
I would add to the above a 4th and # 1 rule :
4. Ensure the supplier provides extensive monitoring and reporting capabilities – also called