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What is a Purchase Order, and How Does it Work?

A purchase order (PO) is a commercial document and first official offer issued by a buyer to a seller indicating types, quantities, and agreed prices for products or services. It is used to control the purchasing of products and services from external suppliers. The purchasing process starts with a need. That need should be verified. The item requirements are checked and noted the PO.…

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MRO Made Simple: 3 Ways to Quickly Reduce Costs

Special thanks to Source One, a Corcentric company for this guest post. Every distribution center has materials and services used to maintain, repair, or operate their facilities, machinery, or equipment. These items are typically referred to as MRO products (Maintenance, Repair & Operations). This broad category of products includes items like repair components, lubricants, lighting fixtures, safety supplies, janitorial products and other consumables…

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Service Industry Purchasing: Does ANYONE Provide Training?

A couple of weeks ago, I spoke with an individual who was interested in pursuing her SPSM Certification. But she had reservations. She worked in a service industry. And, in her experience, no purchasing training related to the services industries – just manufacturing. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Her belief that purchasing training is all geared…

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Purchasing Jobs

Earlier this month, we posted a purchasing jobs page on our Web site. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! Because of other priorities, we haven’t devoted much time to soliciting job posts yet, but we’ve already had people who prefer candidates with the SPSM Certification ask us to post their jobs. Two very rewarding things to…

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