"Scary" Indirect Supplier Practices Uncovered

In today’s market, there exists an alarming imbalance of power between indirect suppliers and customers— and that power imbalance is threatening procurement’s effectiveness.

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Steadily leaned out since the Great Recession, procurement teams in even the largest organizations are being asked to do more with less—and suppliers have responded by developing increasingly hostile and anti-competitive strategies to grow margins as soon as a deal has been signed.

It’s time to sound the alarm on these “scary” supplier practices.

Let’s take a look at four particularly burdensome and difficult-to-manage indirect spend categories— uniform rental, waste & recycling, security & guard services, and pest control—to understand the most common supplier practices within each that are threatening your bottom line.

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