Reducing costs in your business

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
Whilst many people see tubs as ideal for a great bit of instant colour they do need more TLC than if you'd planted them in the garden. Some suppliers are like that - we bring them in to meet a short term need and under estimate the time needed to ensure they meet the need #landscapingyourlife

Whilst many people see tubs as ideal for a great bit of instant colour they do need more TLC than if you'd planted them in the garden. Some suppliers are like that - we bring them in to meet a short term need and under estimate the time needed to ensure they meet the need #landscapingyourlife

Are you reactive or proactive in how you undertake your procurement. Low hanging fruit will only be there for a short time - a more long term solution is needed.

Are you reactive or proactive in how you undertake your procurement. Low hanging fruit will only be there for a short time - a more long term solution is needed.

Bike Wheel Trellis - support comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes - what works for your organisation and supplier?

Bike Wheel Trellis - support comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes - what works for your organisation and supplier?

How are you measuring the success of your suppliers? How are they? How often do you meet to discuss their KPI's. As the purchasing coach I can help ensure success is delivered for all your supplier relationships http://thepurchasingcoach.blogspot.co.uk/ You may also like my Purchasing in Business and Costs of getting it wrong boards for more on reducing costs in your business through effective purchasing

How are you measuring the success of your suppliers? How are they? How often do you meet to discuss their KPI's. As the purchasing coach I can help ensure success is delivered for all your supplier relationships http://thepurchasingcoach.blogspot.co.uk/ You may also like my Purchasing in Business and Costs of getting it wrong boards for more on reducing costs in your business through effective purchasing

You have to decide whether your supplier is a weed that needs uprooting and putting on the compost or getting to know and appreciating.

You have to decide whether your supplier is a weed that needs uprooting and putting on the compost or getting to know and appreciating.

I also use landscapes more generally in my landscaping your life process. Exploring is what #landscapingyourlife is all about. Instead of exploring the challenge you'd like insight on you explore the landscape that represents it. See here for the board http://pinterest.com/alisonrbcm/landscaping-your-life-lyl/

I also use landscapes more generally in my landscaping your life process. Exploring is what #landscapingyourlife is all about. Instead of exploring the challenge you'd like insight on you explore the landscape that represents it. See here for the board http://pinterest.com/alisonrbcm/landscaping-your-life-lyl/

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