Category Archives: ProcureForce

How Cost and Collaboration Can Energize your Career

We have 15 years of data that shows that buyers who move from price-focused, competitive purchasing to cost/value-focused, collaborative purchasing can achieve savings of 8-18% (see figure). I wish we had a similar level of data on the career progression experienced by buyers who develop cost knowledge and utilize it in a collaborative way.   I […]


Moving from Price to Value Metrics

Our blog “If Value Matters, Why Am I Measured on Cost?” always gets a lot of interaction from purchasing managers who believe that performance metrics that focus on PO to PO price reductions do not show the value that purchasing is providing their companies. Here is a thought.  Instead of waiting on the CEO’s and […]