July 28, 2017
Here's a look at where Source One's cost reduction experts have been featured this week!
Nicole Mahaffey, Industrial Distribution, 7/25/2017
Amazon has become the largest internet based retailed in the world, and has done so by expanding and becoming competitive in new markets. In 2015, they introduced Amazon Business, featuring millions of products and discounts for bulk purchases. While it's a convenient solution for some buyers in the MRO space, traditional OEM suppliers are still competitive with Amazon Business, as they both offer different features that require purchasing professionals to weigh the pros and cons between the options. Stay tuned for Part 2 of the series where Source One Senior Analyst Nicole Mahaffey examines additional details to see how traditional OEM suppliers and Amazon Business compare.
3 Ways an RFP Can Give Your Telecom and IT Services a Boost
Jacquelyn Palantino, NLPA, 7/26/2017
The time and effort invested into an RFP will be rewarded with more control of costs and customized bids from vendors that are the optimal supplier candidates for your business. While discovering better pricing is the most highlighted benefit of an RFP, there are other ways your organization will find value as a result of this process. A successful RFP also has the potential to provide leverage to utilize during future negotiations with the incumbent supplier, or insight on categories where spend can decrease due to old technology or consumption needs that are no longer accurate. For more information about how to execute a successful RFP, check out these tips from Source One Senior Analyst Jacquelyn Palantino.
Road to SYNERGY: Dallas, Texas
Source One's spend management experts traveled to Baltimore, Maryland earlier this summer to partner with Corporate United for their Road to SYNERGY series. In just a few weeks, our team will be getting back on the road to head to Dallas, Texas for the final event in the series. Members in the Midwest are invited for a one-day conference full of networking opportunities, educational sessions and exclusive presentations from industry leading service providers. As Premier Sponsors of the Road to SYNERGY events, Source one anticipating this final event to meet with CU members and discuss key trends in the procurement space.
Procurement and Supply Chain Professionals Happy Hour: Chicago, Illinois
After two successful years in a row, Source One is hosting the 3rd annual Procurement and Supply Chain Professionals Happy Hour in Chicago on September 14th. The event will welcome business partners, clients, and friends in the area out to Chicago River North for an evening of drinks, food, and good conversation. We also want to use this as an opportunity to celebrate Source One's 25th anniversary with our Procurement and Strategic Sourcing associates, and hope that you'll join us for this special occasion. For more information and to register for the event in advance, visit the event page.