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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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What You Need to Know: Selecting a Pest Control Provider

Vetting a pest control vendor offers some unique challenges. These providers are required to carry certain licensing, and the categories and terminology may differ from state to state. As a […]
Pest Control Companies Taking Advantage of COVID-19?

Pest Control Companies Taking Advantage of COVID-19?

Pest control companies, like many other vendors, are looking for creative ways to recover revenue once business opens back up following the COVID-19 restrictions. Recently, we’ve noted the trend of […]

Procurement Foundry & Rich Ham Talk “Nuisance Expenses”

In this Webinar by Procurement Foundry and Let’s Talk Supply Chain, Fine Tune CEO Rich Ham talks about how to tackle some of the most difficult areas of spend in […]
Understanding the Liabilities Hidden in Your Uniform Program

Understanding the Liabilities Hidden in Your Uniform Program

Eight weeks ago, you laid off 35% of your field personnel, closed two plants altogether and idled three others. Why, then, did your uniform rental spend go way up in […]
How Container Overfill Increases Your Waste Bill

How Container Overfill Increases Your Waste Bill

Container overfill is an important factor to consider in any waste service right-sizing initiative. Over the last decade, it has emerged as a waste service billing issue that undermines other […]
Procurement Incentive Plan Flaws: Part 2

Procurement Incentive Plan Flaws: Part 2

In the first installment of this series, you’ll recall the conversation I had with a buyer, a snippet of which is quoted below. In this brief exchange, we catch a […]
Waste Disposal Industry Alert: New Language Threatens Fundamental Customer Rights

Waste Disposal Industry Alert: New Language Threatens Fundamental Customer Rights

National waste haulers have begun injecting some particularly onerous language in their standard agreements. Now, if you’ve actually taken the time to read a waste disposal contract before, your reaction […]

Pest Management in a Post-FSMA World

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) has had wide-ranging implications throughout the food world. As organizations absorb these changes while also trying to continue to improve on their food safety […]

Pest Control Annual Assessments for Food Safety Departments: Is Your Provider Simply Checking a Box?

Want to know a dirty, little pest control industry secret? Many pest control providers have no idea what a true annual assessment looks like or why it’s important. They know […]

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