Spoiler Alert!

April 10th, 2014

Are there similarities in spoilers in television and in your industry?

Today’s post is by Margaret Stewart, Executive Assistant at SafeSourcing.

With so many great shows out now, many of us have a TV series we love, be it Game of Thrones or The Walking Dead. Every now and then, things come up and we miss some episodes. When that happens, the last thing we want is to read something online that spoils the ending. Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and all of social media can be great at keeping people connected, but can sometimes give away the details.

“I can’t believe he died at the end!” This is not what you want to hear from fellow fans nor do you want to see a meme about in online, and often the “spoiler alert” warning comes a bit too late. You will probably keep watching the show even after hearing a spoiler, but you won’t be surprised by the ending. There are, however, some spoilers that are good and make you want to know more.

What if you read about a company down the street who saved 20% off their indirect spend at the end of the year? You would love to hear that spoiler and probably would want to know more about it. To add to it, what if that same company did the same thing as you? You would likely be even more interested. After all, the more money saved means the more money available to go elsewhere.

There are a number of companies out there just like this. They may be saving money on their costs that a business down the street pays full price for. So, how does that company do it? One way is by finding the best prices on the things they have to buy. They likely talked to a procurement specialist and found ways they could get the exact items they already buy, but at a lower price.  This saved money leads to more available spend, which in turn leads to additional growth.

Finding the right procurement specialist is the first step towards lowering costs and being the company that saves money in the end. You may be surprised at how much you can save, then your company can be the “spoiler” other companies hear about.

We, at SafeSourcing, enjoy bringing this blog to you five days a week and hope you find value in it. For more information about how SafeSourcing can help your company lower its spend and increase growth or on our “Risk Free” trial program, please contact a SafeSourcing Customer Service representative. We have an entire team ready to assist you today.

We look forward to your comments.

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