Purchasing can make or break a manufacturer. Why? The behavior of the purchasing department signals a company’s true goals to its supply chain.
The way purchases are made — and how vendors are held accountable — are strategic decisions.
It’s crucial to track the purchases of your customers, and to understand their purchasing strategies, or your business may be devoured by the Anaconda.
Purchasing managers and companies guided by lowest delivered costs, rather than life-cycle costs, can kill their companies.