As a category manager, it’s my job to look for new ways to help CU members save money, and provide insight about making their indirect spend categories a little more manageable.
Let’s face it – life-threatening emergencies happen, and unfortunately no business is immune. But, what do you really know about these types of situations and what it takes to be prepared?
As global trends in the Industrial Supplies and MRO space continue to shift, customers want more from their suppliers. Customers want more support, more ownership and more overall value.
When evaluating car rental spend, it can be tempting only to compare the daily rental rates of a contract, but this rarely, if ever, provides a true picture of the total cost. While base rates are certainly the foundation of car rental spend, they are only one component of the total cost of a car rental program. Items such as city surcharges, energy recovery fees, fuel charges, insurance premiums, and GPS fees greatly impact car rental spend. These charges can be further amplified by organizational travel habits.
Those employed in sourcing often have a direct and profound effect on the footprint their organizations make in the world. Price and the quality of products will always be a high priority, but partnering with suppliers that offer sustainable and environmentally-friendly services has also become a real opportunity for success.