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Are You Negotiating Value?

Traditionally, buying companies seek to limit their risk exposure by diversifying their vendor pool. But if all vendors in an industry face the same challenge to keep costs in check, for example rising wages, it is time to do something differently. The answers lay in...

Are You Asking for Trouble? Part 1

Imagine that you are reading the Sunday paper. You suddenly see your vendor’s company name in an article about their stock value plunging on news that they were experiencing “constraints” delivering their services. On August 10th, that very thing happened to the...
Unlock Value By Decreasing Vendor Risk

Unlock Value By Decreasing Vendor Risk

Buyers can unlock value for their organization by decreasing both their companies’ and vendors’ exposure to risk. For example, a food manufacturer unlocked value by partnering with their trucking vendor to mitigate the risk of fluctuating fuel costs. The companies...