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

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

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 […]

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

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 […]
When to Negotiate Your Pest Control Supplier Agreement

When to Negotiate Your Pest Control Supplier Agreement

Did you know that the bulk of pest control supplier revenue is made during the spring and summer months when pest incident rates are high? Accordingly, this is also a […]
Uniform Rental Industry Alert: New Agreement Language Threatens Customers’ Basic Rights

Uniform Rental Industry Alert: New Agreement Language Threatens Customers’ Basic Rights

Leading national uniform suppliers have begun injecting some particularly onerous and anti-competitive language into their standard agreements. If you’ve ever owned the uniform rental category, this will come as no […]
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 […]
Believe It – You Can Save $$ While Improving the Quality of Your Pest Control Program

Believe It – You Can Save $$ While Improving the Quality of Your Pest Control Program

If you are like many of our clients, managing a multitude of expense categories is a daily challenge. This year, you’ve had a whole new set of urgent responsibilities piled […]
When To Get To Work On An Expiring Contract

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

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 […]
Cleanroom Uniform Rental Industry Alert: Suppliers’ Inventory Management Practices Causing Massive Overspend

Cleanroom Uniform Rental Industry Alert: Suppliers’ Inventory Management Practices Causing Massive Overspend

If you’re a cleanroom uniform rental customer, chances are you’re working on projects that are critical to your business, and your concerns related to your uniform program revolve around 1) […]
A broker is not a consultant and vice versa. Can somebody tell that to the waste industry!?

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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