At the 2012 Grainger Show, R. Donovan Baker of Honeywell Safety Products discusses OSHA compliance and cost management with My Purchasing Center's Susan Avery.
Based on The Hackett Group's benchmarks and prior client experience, a world-class travel and entertainment program can deliver 7% to 15% annual cost savings.
Duplicate parts exist under different names, descriptions and brands. There was one plant that had AA batteries under six different names in six different storeroom locations. Why does this happen? From an overall view, it happens because of lack of attention to proper management of MRO operations. Specifically, it happens because various requisitioners set up stock units without checking to see if the same item exists in stock under a different description.
In announcing the program, IBM states that it believes its business-to-business commerce solution will provide the same consumer-like look and feel of B2C and provide “a more engaging and simplified experience to ensure customers find the products they need across any channel or device, including laptops, tablets and smart phones.”