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Category: Contract Management

It’s Time to Think About the Total Cost of Ownership

United symbols of business and environment, achieved though total cost of ownership

‘High quality, affordable products, and services that don’t harm the environment, delivered on demand!’ Sound familiar? That’s the mantra of the modern customer. No longer is it acceptable to sacrifice quality for a cheaper price tag. Nor is it acceptable to cut corners at the expense of the environment and…
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The Art of Contract Management

Contract Management

It’s easy to get excited about the purchase or acquisition of a good or service, especially when it can positively affect the way you do your day-to-day job, but contract management is a fine art that can’t be rushed and needs to be treated with tender, loving care, by all…
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Are you street smart or street silly? The case for using “acumen” in contracting.

Procurement Acumen

I was minding my own business when the phone rang. I had a feeling that I should not answer it, but as I was running a business and had six kids, two wives and a fish to support I thought that my bank manager would be pleased if I did…
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