Sourcing VS Buying – Putting it in Perspective – Part 1 of 5

June 4th, 2012

Do you source services and goods for your company the same way you shop for your family?

Today’s post is by Mark Davis; Sr. Vice President of Operations and CTO at SafeSourcing. Mark asks

There have been studies and surveys conducted that show how many procurement professionals say they like their jobs because they get to “shop” for their companies.  In its most basic form this is correct, however the differences between running a multi-billion dollar corporation and what it takes to run a normal household soon show that there is a lot more to procuring for a company than just shopping. 

In spite of those differences, there are some compelling similarities that can help people overcome and understand the objections of using Strategic Sourcing practices and tools as it relates to the type of purchasing we have all been doing since we could walk to the corner store and buy a candy bar.  The next few days’ blogs will look at a few of these and how they can help obtain a new perspective on sourcing projects.

For more information about how we can assist with sourcing projects for your company, please contact a SafeSourcing Customer Service Representative.  

We look forward to your comments.

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