How does your organization make a decision?
Today’s repost is by Margaret Stewart, Director of HR and Administration at SafeSourcing Inc.
In every organization, decisions are made that can affect not only the organization, but also clients and customers. Every person within an organization must make decisions to some degree, with the more impactful decisions usually resting on those higher in that organization.
So how are big decisions made? Often in movies, television, and stories, we hear about how a decision made on the fly or based on a gut instinct can play out, sometimes to a great fortune or profound success. While situations like this can and do happen, the opposite likely happens far more often. Those in an organization are far more apt to weigh all options before making any decisions and, possibly most importantly, have the data to back up that decision.
While a good instinct is highly valuable in an organization, being aware of and basing decisions off of tangible data may be even more valuable. For example, if a procurement department sees a company offering a product for 20% lower than what they currently pay, one may say switching to that company for that product would be most beneficial. However, if that data is reviewed and analyzed it may show that the new company charges switching fees, administrative fees, minimum order fees, and delivery fees. In this hypothetical case, that same procurement department would likely stay with their current supplier.
Like the company in the example, SafeSourcing values data and uses that data to best help their clients and customers. We review and analyze internal information and market trends to see the best categories to take to market or not take to market and use that information to make decisions and help those we are involved with.
For more information on how SafeSourcing can help in your procurement efforts, or on our Risk Free trial program, please contact a SafeSourcing Customer Service representative. We have an entire team ready to assist you today.