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