Here's a procurement slant to my recent Wedding
Today?s post is by Brad Westfall and Account Manager at SafeSourcing.
My boss always asks me if this is just a job for me or a career that I am committed to.
It was not until I had successfully walked down the aisle and had the perspective of hindsight that I really understood how the disciplines we practice every day at SafeSourcing on behalf of our customers helped to guide the success we achieved in our wedding.
I can tell you that there is nothing more stressful than planning a wedding, especially when it?s your own, and as I?m sure is the case for most young couples, on a limited budget. There are so many things that need to be done for a wedding that you start to lose sight of the big picture. I will give everyone a new pros tip, visit as many catering companies as you can because the free food defiantly helps with the stress!?
I?ll bold and italicize some of the steps we followed that correlated directly to my job (err) career.
During the process I figured out that the best way to organize (Strategy) our efforts was to create a lifesaver General Ledger (detail,detail,detail?) that would let me to track everything that we were buying (strategy) for our wedding. My wife and I listed everything (specifications) that we needed to have and started filling in the blanks (research) from there. Key to my success was this organization, and it helped me trim out high price quotes from the equation and pick the best price along with our best impressions (other services) from every vendor we interviewed (double check the data)?Better yet, we came in under budget (results).
OMG, it may be subliminal but maybe I am really married to my procurement job.
At SafeSourcing, we have a process that will get everyone?s quotes all in a view that you can easily compare the prices and additional deliverables for purchase. Our reports are easy to follow and assist companies in making their best decision. The vendors in our SafeSourceIt? Supplier Database are already prequalified to receive your business. For more information on how we can help you with your procurement needs or on our ?Risk Free? trial program, please contact a SafeSourcing Customer Service Representative.? We have an entire customer services team waiting to assist you today.
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