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The 411 on Foggings & Fumigations

If you manage your organization’s pest management contract, planning and budgeting for foggings and fumigations have likely been routine. You get these services done at the same time each and […]
Time to Take Action on “Under the Radar” Expenses

Time to Take Action on “Under the Radar” Expenses

As corporate procurement departments have gotten leaner and leaner, and buyers have been asked to do more with less, it only stands to reason that “under the radar” expenses—representing relatively […]

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Need-to-Know Information About Waste Brokers

Need-to-Know Information About Waste Brokers

The broker presence in the waste industry is owed largely to the fact that there is no single, national waste hauler which is truly competitive from a pricing standpoint in, […]
Uniform Rental Programs: What You Don’t Know Could be Costing You

Uniform Rental Programs: What You Don’t Know Could be Costing You

Uniform rental — like waste disposal, pest control and a handful of other complex indirect services — is an exceedingly challenging and complex expense for procurement generalists to wrap their […]
Understanding Uniform Rental Invoices

Understanding Uniform Rental Invoices

Uniform rental is a highly complex expense. In fact, it’s probably the most complicated indirect expense we have come across. Our people have been deeply immersed in this industry for […]
The Negotiation-Execution Gap In New Waste Agreements

The Negotiation-Execution Gap In New Waste Agreements

More often than not with waste disposal agreements, the best work of the best procurement folks is quickly eroded—and frequently it doesn’t even fully see the light of day. Simply […]
Keys to a Successful Waste Hauler Transition

Keys to a Successful Waste Hauler Transition

Make sure you’re set up for success It all starts with getting the right terms in place with your incumbent hauler to set you up for a successful transition. If […]
Expert Q&A: Why Waste is Such a Maddening Expense

Expert Q&A: Why Waste is Such a Maddening Expense

We recently caught up with Curtis Hill, Fine Tune’s Vice President of Waste Services, on why waste is such a challenging and maddening expense for procurement. Q: The waste industry […]
Q&A: How Location Impacts Your Uniform Costs

Q&A: How Location Impacts Your Uniform Costs

We recently caught up with Brian Gamble, Fine Tune’s Senior Vice President of Uniform Services, on how location impacts your uniform costs. Q: Talk about one of the most common […]
Expert Q&A: Cleanroom Uniform Services

Expert Q&A: Cleanroom Uniform Services

We recently caught up with Lindsay Call, Fine Tune’s General Manager, on why cleanroom uniform programs can be a particularly challenging expense. Q: What makes cleanroom laundering expenses so challenging to […]
Procurement Incentive Plan Flaws: Part 1

Procurement Incentive Plan Flaws: Part 1

I recently tried to help my sales team land a deal with a large food processing prospect. We were unsuccessful, unfortunately. Let’s set the scene: A buyer on the verge […]

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