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The Advanced Sourcing and Negotiation Benchmark Report
The wave of e-sourcing that began a decade ago resembled a “crash diet:” it had an immediate and noticeable effect on enterprises. Today’s challenge is to

competitive bidding vs negotiation  : The company captured competitive pricing and optimized total cost awards within 3 days. In an escalating fuel market, they achieved savings on more than half of locations while ensuring all business constraints were met. The team also gained a much better understanding of the supply market and the cost structures in this category. An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound (or More) Best in Class CPOs typically prioritize the management of their relationships over cost reductions. Similarly, sourcing

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