Modern procurement teams care about more than the cost savings you achieve. Yes, finding new and greater opportunities for savings is important, but increasing procurement’s influence and becoming a strategic partner to the business are also top priorities. This means taking a more strategic approach to buying, and considering factors beyond price when making purchasing decisions.
We hear it every day: our customers still need more cost savings in the office supplies category. In a category that’s managed extremely well by Corporate United Category Lifecycle Management activities, it’s not always easy to find new opportunities for savings – but, it can be done!
You could say that office furniture is having a big moment. Everyday new products emerge that are supposed to make employees happier and healthier, while also using company colors and graphics to drive brand awareness. In addition, the office furniture industry is facing some major changes:
You probably know that breakrooms are a great place to boost employee moral and give a positive impression to office visitors. But did you also know that the products you stock give your organization an opportunity to be more in touch with environmental concerns?
On Monday, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that they will attempt to block the acquisition of Office Depot, Inc. by Staples, Inc. Are you wondering what this means? Or, what has happened so far, and what will happen in the future?
As the “green” trend continues to soar, our membership is often influenced to review alternative fiber paper options, specifically wheat paper. By comparing and contrasting alternative fiber papers to traditional paper, Office Depot’s paper manufacturer, Boise Paper, has been able to provide some valuable information surrounding the issue.