The modern workplace is transforming into a more efficient, collaborative, and productive environment through numerous developments. Higher density floor plans are becoming more prevalent among the newest office concepts, re-configuring personal workspaces into shared group areas, and ultimately condensing personal workspace per employee.
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!
Indirect spend is getting a lot of attention lately, as cost reduction is a key strategic priority for businesses worldwide. As we’ve shared before, not using a GPO for certain indirect spend categories is the same as leaving money on the table. But, exactly how much money are we talking about? And, perhaps the better question is: how can you avoid leaving that money on the table?
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: