Reducing costs in your business

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Using gardening as a metaphor for purchasing to sow the seeds for cost reduction in your business. Because gardeners understand that seeds need time in the greenhouse, lawns need mowing & weeds need to be pulled. Yet many businesses often forget to feed, weed or prune their suppliers. Why - because they’re only applying buying processes to their expenditure & not applying more rigour by adopting purchasing or procurement tools & techniques. See www.thepurchasingcoach.co.uk

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