For many companies, controlling spending is one of the biggest challenges they deal with day to day.
Traditionally, procurement is considered a function that operates independently, slashing costs where possible. While reducing spend is a big part of the job, today’s procurement professionals are strategic players in a cross-departmental push toward long-term success. Continue Reading
Budgeting is, of course, one of the most critical aspects of running any business. Albeit, maybe not the most glamorous. A budget tells us what we can and can’t afford—and serves to inform our purchasing strategy. While a budget can warn us when finances spiral out of control, they can’t prevent us from buying anything.