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IPCC’s Latest Warning Drives an Urgent Climate Call-to-Action—Join Us in Answering the Call

IPCC’s Latest Warning Drives an Urgent Climate Call-to-Action—Join Us in Answering the Call

On August 5, 2021, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its 6th Assessment Report on Climate Change. There’s a good chance the report crossed your radar like […]
Tales from the Field: a pest control off-contract spend example

Tales from the Field: a pest control off-contract spend example

If you are looking for quick wins and cost savings in your pest control expense management category, you must focus on off-contract and out-of-scope spend. The potential savings can be […]

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Procurement Foundry Ask Me Anything with Fine Tune – ‘Cliff Notes’ Recap

Procurement Foundry Ask Me Anything with Fine Tune – ‘Cliff Notes’ Recap

Fine Tune CEO, Rich Ham, and Procurement Foundry President, Mike Cadieux, recently “chopped it up” (to steal a phrase from Mike) during an engaging Ask Me Anything session, “Tail Spend: […]
An Update on Fine Tune’s Sustainable Promise

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

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 […]
Expert Q&A: Jill Robbins, President, Business Fierce

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

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

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 […]
Gain By “Reducing”

Gain By “Reducing”

No one is exactly sure who coined the phrase, but somewhere in the early to mid-‘70s the slogan “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” became a rallying cry behind conservation initiatives. Nearly 50 […]
The Revolving Door of Corporate Procurement & Resulting Bottom-Line Vulnerabilities: Part I

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

We founded Fine Tune in a basement in Bloomington, IN in 2002. On June 30th, we’ll have our first 15-year client, a global industrial/chemical conglomerate. As we closed in on […]
Procurement Incentive Plan Flaws: Part 3

Procurement Incentive Plan Flaws: Part 3

In the first two installments of this series, we’ve identified that corporate procurement incentive plans frequently fail to promote optimal bottom-line results (Procurement Incentive Plan Flaws: Part 1) and that […]

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