The Bottom Line

Distributors vs Manufacturers: Why You Should Consider the Middleman

Posted by Jim Kurtz on Sep 27, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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It’s a business concept engrained into the American psyche to the point of cliché – cut out the middleman, and save money. Heck, “I Can Get It for You Wholesale” was a hit Broadway musical starring Barbra Streisand way back in 1962. And the premise makes sense on the surface – with one less mouth to feed in the food chain, there’s more profit left for those still in the mix, right?

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Topics: Vendors & Contracts

A Case Study in Manufacturing Vendor Contract Management

Posted by Jim Kurtz on Sep 13, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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If your organization utilizes a strategic sourcing partner, than that relationship should extend beyond insuring the prices you pay vendors are consistent with what is being charged across the industry. A skilled sourcing expert can identify opportunities for process improvements that may have no influence on the invoice but will have a material impact on your bottom line.

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Topics: Strategic Sourcing, Vendors & Contracts