How Big Data is Changing the Way Companies Manage Indirect Expenses

Reducing indirect spending can save companies more than 25% on their overall expenses. Cutting down on unnecessary travel costs, utility spending, office supplies, professional services and much more can increase your bottom line significantly. Because of these savings, indirect …

How Indirect Spend Is Undermining Your Profitability

Originally, purchasing was seen as a basic part of supply chain management. In October 1983, Peter Kraljic completely changed this notion and helped organizations see procurement as a key part of strategy. Soon thereafter, procurement went from being a …

Case Study: Renewal or RFP?

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Fortune 100 consumer goods company with an agreement expiring within 12 months solicits Dryden’s help in determining the relative benefits of renewing the existing agreement vs. running an RFP. The client has been with the current distributor for …

Case Study: Global Pharmaceutical Initiate RFP in All Territories

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Our client needed to initiate a worldwide RFP for office products in 40 countries. The challenge lay in the reconciliation of existing data from a major office products provider and smaller regional vendors. With no industry standards in product …

Case Study: Continuous Benchmarking Success over Contract Duration

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The client initially requested Dryden to support a comprehensive analysis of a bid event for an indirect commodity category. After successfully implementing and transitioning to a new program, due to reorganization, there was a lapse in the ongoing audit …

Case Study: Audit Recovery for Leading Nationwide Retailer

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Our client is in a long-term relationship with an indirect commodity distributor; with various agreements over several spend categories. They have generated RFPs and renewed contracts but were not aware of several key pricing clauses that adversely affected their …

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