Supplier Negotiation Tips: Close The Right Deal


Supplier negotiations can be a tough topic to deal with. When suppliers eliminate competition by minimizing prices or creating technology interferes with competitors, it often seems like companies are forced to accept the prices of the goods. Moreover, when demand of certain product exceeds the available supply and the suppliers charge any price they wish, you may feel that you have little or no power over negotiation. Think of other areas to negotiate on.

7 Steps to Product Procurement Pricing that Suppliers Can Support

MIT Supply Chain

A new tool enables procurers to negotiate product prices without bargaining away supplier goodwill. When bargaining with suppliers over a product price, how can procurement professionals secure the best deal without damaging a valued relationship by being overly aggressive? The should-cost of the fluid end item was calculated as $63,305, which is 91% of the currently negotiated price of $68,000. Fair deal.


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The Skinny on Inflation


Given the current state of the supply chain, many suppliers will view this as an opportunity to justify price increases that are, well…unjustified. It's fair to say that issues like COVID-19 and the semiconductor shortage have been top of mind for many over the last year.

Webinar Initiate Transport Cost Savings by Comparing Rates with Peers

Supply Chain Movement

Prepare for the annual Supplier negotiations. Events CLX Logistics sourcing supplier Webinar Initiate Transport Cost Savings by Comparing Rates with Peers. Date: 7 November 2013. Location: Anywhere. Organisation: CLX Logistics. URL: [link]. >>Register >>Register here. Webinar 7 November 2013: Initiate Transport Cost Savings by Comparing Rates with Peers. Do you know if your freight rates are too high?

Most Common Procure to Pay Challenges to Overcome with Process Mining


While this may sound simple, a lot of work happens in between when challenges in procure to pay process to arise including finding the right supplier, negotiating contracts, tracking supplier performance, following up on discounts, […].

Supplier payment terms and supply chain finance


For over a decade, supply chain finance (SCF) has given buyers and suppliers the ultimate opportunity to gain access to cash otherwise trapped in the cash conversion cycle. Suppose a buyer wants to negotiate longer payment terms with a supplier to improve their DPO and cash position.

Unleashing your potential: outsourcing strategic processes

KEPLER Consulting

When it comes to new supplier identification, negotiation or strategic sourcing process, many of our clients need to increase the level of expertise and empowerment without adding headcount. Supplier Scouting. Many procurement departments do not dedicate enough expertise and time to scope for new, qualified suppliers and insure comprehensiveness and robustness of supplier market screening. Supplier Negotiation.

Procurement vs. Purchasing: Similar but Different


If you approach these two like separate processes, you can pay close attention to their distinguishing aspects such as supplier selection and management, expediting, and risk mitigation. Involves need identification, supplier management , contract management, and purchasing.

The Supply Chain Renaissance Has Begun!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Procurement or purchasing fundamentally requires dealing with suppliers, negotiating with them, dealing with contracts, placing and managing purchase orders, and handling supply issues. Then we experienced shortages of household suppliers such as toilet paper and consumer goods.

Using Should-Cost Analytics to Drive Supplier Relationships

Supply Chain View from the Field

During the discussion, we spent a good deal of time discussing should-cost analysis as a tool to drive supplier negotiations, and establish a basis for building long-term contracts. Suppliers are entitled to profit, that is why they (and we) are in business. Should cost analysis can drive supplier innovation and ideas to take cost out of the product or service.

The use of machine learning to generate quick savings and gain in price consistency

KEPLER Consulting

Those gaps can be normal but need to be controlled and understood so that suppliers or R&D can be challenged. Multi contract with similar suppliers. Suppliers apply a different cost of doing business per BU / Region. However, they are often complex to implement on a large scale, because they require a lot of manufacturing process related information, strong technical expertise and deep & time-consuming cooperation with suppliers (open book policy is mandatory).

Understanding the procure to pay process


The procure to pay process is a strategic way of organising a company’s purchasing habits as well as managing supplier relationships. Qualifying suppliers. Choosing your suppliers. Negotiating. Evaluating supplier performance. Qualifying suppliers.

Strategic Supplier Relationship Management – Do’s and Don’ts

Supply Chain Game Changer

Supplier Relationships – Don’t go over to the Dark Side! Shortly after I joined the Commodity/Category Management Procurement organization I was invited to attend the annual Strategic Supplier Awards event. There were Executives from dozens of Suppliers in attendance. The event concluded with award recognition given to Suppliers based on their scoring and standing as being of Strategic value to the company. Suppliers may be called Preferred or Tactical.

The Key to Successful Procurement Negotiations? Be Prepared!


Supplier negotiation skills are essential for anyone working in procurement. It’s become standard for companies to train their employees on negotiation tactics to get better deals from suppliers, but these skills are also useful outside of the buyer -supplier relationship.

What is supply chain management?

6 River Systems

Supply chain managers are tasked with managing suppliers and handling common issues that arise with suppliers, such as late deliveries from suppliers, negotiating and building relationships with suppliers and more. Good supply chain management depends on multiple organizations — suppliers, vendors, distributors, logistics providers and retailers — all functioning optimally and seamlessly for the best results. Focus on Tier II supplier management.

Supply Chain optimization: a total cost approach

KEPLER Consulting

To reduce Supply Chain costs, once the traditional levers have been activated (supplier negotiations, transport schemes optimization, inventory reduction, etc.), By constructing the cost structure of the automotive supply chain , it quickly becomes clear that the weight of the upstream part, which consists mainly of transport from suppliers to factories, is substantial (around 40% of total logistics costs).

Takeaways from RBTE – Retail Business Technology Expo

RELEX Solutions

A lot of good technology is about letting machines do the stuff that machines do best in order to make time for the personal touch that really makes a difference to our lives whether in supplier negotiations or customer service. I tend to divide technology companies into two groups. There are those who’ve come up with a shiny new whizzy thing and who then start looking around for problems that it might be able to solve.

Supply Chain Cost Reduction: The Dangers of Supplier Squeezing

Logistics Bureau

I’m not for one moment suggesting that you shouldn’t address your company’s suppliers as an approach to supply chain cost reduction. I’m not even suggesting that you shouldn’t be prepared, when necessary, to negotiate aggressively. There is a time and a place when aggressive negotiation for price reductions and discounts make sense. Supplier Squeezing in the Headlines. Some companies are famous for supplier squeezing.

Procurement Fact File


Increasing level of supplier collaboration. Supplier relationship management. Supplier risk and management. Supplier information management. 30% Cost control and supplier negotiations. CHALLENGES TO ORGANIZATIONS’ SUPPLIER RELATIONSHIPS. 31% Poor supplier dispute / query response times. 36% Problems arising from poor supplier data management. source: (p1) Paystreams, Supplier Network Management (2014).

What Exactly Is Procurement? And What is Purchasing?

Supply Chain Game Changer

His job involved buying, negotiating, contracts, overseas travel, sourcing, suppliers, parts, services, managing, supplier qualification, product qualification, terms and conditions, quality issues and delivery problems. According to Procurify, “Procurement involves the process of selecting vendors, establishing payment terms, strategic vetting, selection, the negotiation of contracts and actual purchasing of goods. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

The Benefits of Optimizing your Store Replenishment Process

RELEX Solutions

That time can be redeployed to more challenging tasks such as assortment planning, supplier negotiations, sales support, exception management and staff development. They must be capable of being customized to support the specific features of each supply chain – and the systems supplier must understand the customer’s business in all its complexity. Cost-based optimization of order quantities and order cycles at the supplier or product level saves money.

Loading the supplier dice in the procurement process


Biased supplier selection. Biased contract negotiation. In the case of procurement, loading the dice refers to taking actions that ensure a particular supplier is either always favoured, selected or is at least short listed. This article avoids using the word fraud, in this context, as some of the methods to achieve this supplier loading could be deemed to be merely good competitive practice. Biased supplier selection. Biased Contract negotiation or management.

10 Ways Manufacturers Can Reduce Manufacturing Costs


Negotiate with suppliers. Negotiating prices isn’t a skill that necessarily comes naturally. We recommend business owners think carefully about how they approach suppliers and ensure they’re being strategic when it comes to agreeing on costs.

Preserving Cash and Maintaining Liquidity in the ?New Normal?


Everyone in the organization should understand that you have negotiated prices. In a lot of cases, procurement teams might say that they have very little maverick spend, because when they look at the spend they’re managing, most of it is going to contracted suppliers.

How machine learning gives organizations a new (and better) perspective of spend management


Supplier Performance. In the end, you can select suppliers, negotiate prices, and make purchases with more confidence. When it comes to running a successful business or organization, the bottom line is everything. That’s why keeping track of where the money goes after it leaves your organization’s wallet is paramount – but not always easy.

50 expert tips on supply chain optimization

6 River Systems

We set out to demystify supply chain optimization by compiling a list of 50 expert tips you can put to use to improve supplier relationships, implement better QA best practices, increase your end-to-end visibility and more. Price negotiation strategies. Secondary and contingent supplier planning. Granted, there are some very successful mega-merchants that are able to dictate prices, terms, and processes to their suppliers by threatening to pull their business.

Supply Chain Management:The Role of Information Sharing in.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

SAPs Supply Network Collaboration tool, JDAs Collaborative Supply Planning and Execution tools offer sophisticated and rich workflows to enable information sharing with the extended supply chain partners which not only provides timely visibility into supplier fulfillment constraints but also facilitates speedy resolution resulting in reduced purchasing costs, expedited freight and better supplier negotiating capabilities. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers.

Featuring Our 12 Best Procurement Articles!

Supply Chain Game Changer

It is more than just the organization that finds suppliers, negotiates contracts and sends purchase orders. This means more than just trying to negotiate the lowest cost. It means managing the entire scope of the relationship and all facets of the interaction between suppliers, internal operations and customers. Strategic Supplier Relationship Management – Do’s and Don’ts! Suppliers must be managed on more than just a transactional basis.