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.
As you can see from the list, visitors to My Purchasing Center were most interested in articles on salary and career topics in 2011. They also read articles on MRO and indirect procurement, risk management, negotiations, ethics and e-sourcing
Does collaboration with internal/external stakeholder groups exist at all or does it truly need to be increased? Unfortunately, the other side – internally (customers) and externally (suppliers) will tell you it barely exists at all, or where it did exist, it’s declining.
Keeping the status quo is safe, especially when change is considered radical, aka MRO outsourcing. Are the benefits of change worth the risk? How would you know if you do not investigate the potentials? As Albert Einstein said, You can’t make a mistake if you do not try anything new. What if he had not tried anything new? What if he had not taken the risk?