21 Years

May 16th, 2014

How much has changed in 21 years?

Today’s Post is by Alyson Usserman, Account Manager at SafeSourcing.

21 years ago business was conducted in a completely different manner than it is today. 1993 was a great year, the United States government came up with a new plan to erase the deficit, the “home computer” was in the works behind the scenes, and the North American Free Trade Agreement was passed to allow businesses to expand outside of the United States. Business was conducted in person or over the phone, which meant that opportunities were extremely limited compared to 2014. Now, we have smart phones in our pockets, we are always “plugged in,” one way or another, whether it’s sitting behind a computer at a desk or walking around the grocery store replying to emails.

Technology, business practices, and people are all in a constant evolution. There is always something “better” or higher end that is coming out. If a company doesn’t keep up with the evolution of the market place, technology, or its employees then it will be left behind.  Since the business world is constantly changing, so are the people that work within the markets, companies, and the most recent college graduates. These new college graduates are taught the most modern business practices and technologies.

All of these factors change procurement completely. Today, we have the capabilities to find suppliers globally, just from a Google search. We have the ability to capture hundreds of quotes in minutes, literally. SafeSourcing can help your company and make sure that your procurement needs are up to date, If you’d like more information, Risk Free” trial program, please contact a SafeSourcing Customer Service Representative.

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