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An Update on Fine Tune’s Sustainable Promise

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An Update on Fine Tune’s Sustainable Promise

Sustainability and circularity as they relate to procurement and the consumption of goods and services has, for urgent reasons, emerged as an increasingly critical issue facing corporations. At Fine Tune, […]
Technology Innovation and Investment: Requirements for Effective Expense Management

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Technology Innovation and Investment: Requirements for Effective Expense Management

What differentiates you as an expense management consultancy? We hear this question often. Of course, we have industry experts with over one hundred years’ combined subject-matter experience and expertise in […]

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Expert Q&A: Dr. Elouise Epstein, Partner, Kearney

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Expert Q&A: Dr. Elouise Epstein, Partner, Kearney

We recently sat down with Dr. Elouise Epstein to chat about the future of procurement, newly available technologies disrupting the market, and the need to drive value creation. Q: You’ve been […]
5 Common Roadblocks to Leveraging Outside Expertise

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5 Common Roadblocks to Leveraging Outside Expertise

Over the last few years, expense management solutions have become essential as corporations continue to lean out procurement departments and ask their buyers to do more with less. It is […]
Private Equity Alert: Time to Take Action on “Under the Radar” Expenses

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Private Equity Alert: Time to Take Action on “Under the Radar” Expenses

As we discussed in “Do Traditional Portfolio Management “Tools” Provide Real P&L Relief?,” many private equity enterprises deploy a “toolbox” of strategies designed to drive cost savings and efficiencies for […]
Expert Q&A: Jill Robbins, President, Business Fierce

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Expert Q&A: Jill Robbins, President, Business Fierce

We recently had the pleasure of collaborating with Jill Robbins, President of Business Fierce, on an internal Fine Tune project. As a result, we chatted how Procurement professionals can become […]
Do Traditional Portfolio Management “Tools” Provide Real P&L Relief?

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Do Traditional Portfolio Management “Tools” Provide Real P&L Relief?

Many private equity enterprises deploy a “toolbox” of strategies designed to drive cost savings and efficiencies for new portfolio investments. Reduced operating costs and more efficient resource allocation are, in […]
The Revolving Door of Corporate Procurement & Resulting Bottom-Line Vulnerabilities: Part III

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The Revolving Door of Corporate Procurement & Resulting Bottom-Line Vulnerabilities: Part III

As detailed in the last installment of this series – a marathon sales process, which saw four changes to our category contact over a 39-month period, had finally resulted in […]
When To Get To Work On An Expiring Contract

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When To Get To Work On An Expiring Contract

In general, a buyer’s leverage is highest when the threat of lost business looms as a clear and present danger. So, it’s easy to understand why a buyer would assume […]
The Revolving Door of Corporate Procurement & Resulting Bottom-Line Vulnerabilities: Part II

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The Revolving Door of Corporate Procurement & Resulting Bottom-Line Vulnerabilities: Part II

In the first installment of this series, The Revolving Door of Corporate Procurement & Resulting Bottom-Line Vulnerabilities: Part I, I introduced a few anecdotes highlighting the perpetual and inevitable nature […]
A broker is not a consultant and vice versa. Can somebody tell that to the waste industry!?

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A broker is not a consultant and vice versa. Can somebody tell that to the waste industry!?

Broker: One who sells or distributes something. Synonyms: go-between, intermediary, middleman. Consultant: One who gives professional advice or services. Synonyms: adviser, counselor, consigliere. It sure seems like Merriam-Webster thinks consultants […]

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