My Purchasing Center's Susan Avery talks to Deb Oler, Vice President and General Manager, Grainger, at the company's annual Show in Orlando about Grainger Town, inventory management, sustainability and innovation.
In a recent Uptime magazine editorial, Terry O’Hanlon stated, “To know about being up at bat in a major league baseball game is very different than experiencing being at bat in a major league baseball game.” May I say that knowing about MRO management is also very different than being a manager of an MRO storeroom?
“Corporate Strategic Procurement is a value-added partner that brings forth market intelligence that’s very meaningful in terms of bottom-line contribution and top-line growth for stakeholders and the corporation,” says Frank Sanders, Vice President, Technology and Manufacturing and Director, Corporate Strategic Procurement. “We are more than negotiators.” As such, Sanders and his team have consistently delivered savings over the years—more than $2 billion. More important, he says the team can demonstrate that Intel “is gaining a lot of incremental value from some of the innovative things we are doing.”
I would go out of my way to trade at Sandy’s. I often used her store as an example of a well-run business in my operations management classes. Many of my students also go there and agreed on my observations.