Archive for July, 2017

3 Ways an RFP Can Give Your Telecom and IT Services a Boost

Special thanks to Source One Management Services for this guest post Overhead expenses, including telecom costs, can slow or completely sabotage your business success if left unmanaged. You don’t need to fall victim to escalating overhead.  Instead practice efficient and pro-active management by preparing a detailed Request for Proposal (RFP). It’s true an RFP process can take an investment of time and…

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Landed Cost Model vs. Should Cost Model

I received a great question on a webinar I did today:  “What’s the difference between a should cost model and a landed cost model?” This is a fun question to answer.  These two things could be the same in a certain application.  But how they are typically constructed and used in practice makes them distinct. A should cost model is most…

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NLPA Now Part of CertiTrek Group

The following is an announcement from the new president of Next Level Purchasing, LLC, Vivek Shally. Next Level Purchasing Association (NLPA) is the world’s largest membership association for purchasing professional having over 280,000 members in over 100 countries. NLPA is now a part of the CertiTrek Group portfolio of certifications. CertiTrek raises the bar to set new standards for a certification…

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Why July 5 Reminds Me of Procurement

July 5.  The day after Independence Day in the USA. What the h*ck does such a day have to do with procurement? Well, let me walk you through what I’ve observed in the last 24 hours. On Independence Day – better known as “the Fourth of July” – many of us set off fireworks on our curbs at night.  We…

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