You will receive an impartial and independent picture of the validity of your purchase price. And the transparency and accessibility of information will provide savings by eliminating the personal preferences procurement staff when selecting suppliers. 3. Work on a system for creating and maintaining a high level of competition among your suppliers. Provide an equal conditions for competition and the opportunity to make you better offer. Use of the site by uploading the purchase page with the function of receiving electronic bids from vendors, or use the services of specialized Internet resources. 4. Form the image of their company as a reliable, constant and solvent customer.
When small amounts of purchases to resort to technologies create "purchasing alliances" with partners or even competitors. 5. Conduct an audit of the existing order of interaction units (procurement planning, the timing of formation, coordination, approval and execution of orders) and optimize these processes, by removing possible "Backlash" and "friction." 6. Once again, count the reserve requirements of the goods in the warehouse and the amount of regulatory residues and safety stock. This will reduce inventory and free up additional working capital to the extraordinary joy of CFOs.
7. Developed taking into account all the work done by you of the procedure and rules (technology) of Purchasing Managers. Certainly, for any technology need a professional tool. It may be easier to develop effective business – processes, than to force employees to strictly follow these procedures and rules. The best result in this way reach those who dare "to sew" developed Rules of procurement software and use it as workstations on supply. Following the logic of the software, employees voluntarily or involuntarily be forced to go through all the stages adopted regulations, thereby ensuring that the desired economic results. However, the existing opportunities, affordable accounting and bookkeeping software are not enough to effectively "firmware" Rules of procurement organizations, and invest significant sums in expensive software products, even focused on the task of reducing costs, will be resolved now, not just in the head. Give the money to spare – it still requires a certain revolution in consciousness. In this situation, can help out boxed versions of software for automating procurement, if they occur in your area. If such a software product there is also a service for keeping up to date price lists you are interested suppliers with a platform for the organization of electronic trading, then consider yourself lucky. Unfortunately, number of companies providing this service package is still small. If you still managed to conclude a contract with a company, then you have every chance to make their purchases in an informed, transparent and controllable business process. And when the cost of procurement of visibility and control, so keep them in the necessary framework is already a matter of technique. Good luck!