Knowing When to Review Your Indirect Supply Base: 5 Triggers

Posted by Mark Mackson on Mar 27, 2017 2:32:58 PM

Depending on the dealership size, procurement professionals may have hundreds of indirect suppliers to manage and limited bandwidth to manage them.  With a constant stream of contracts to be reviewed and renewed or put out to bid, sometimes it’s just easier to stay with the status quo.

Take the Right Steps to Save When Signing Uniform Contracts

Posted by Mark Mackson on Sep 13, 2016 1:12:35 PM

Uniform contracts can obligate car dealerships to use a vendor for years, so it’s vital to fully vet a provider and understand the terms before signing. This takes time and effort but can save dealerships thousands of dollars over the course of a contract. Too often, dealerships go with the lowest price and miss important details about overall costs and service quality.

Vigilance Required to Save on Uniform Rental

Posted by Mark Mackson on Sep 13, 2016 1:08:26 PM

Uniform rental for dealerships looks simple at first glance, but complex contracts can be very costly. To avoid overpaying thousands of dollars over the lifetime of a contract, dealerships need to closely monitor both their contracts and the performance of their provider.

Vehicle Service Contract Offerings Will Boost Sales

Posted by Mark Mackson on Aug 3, 2016 8:38:07 AM

Vehicle service contracts are an important tool for “closing the sale” and will generate additional revenue, so it is important for dealerships to take every opportunity to provide this option. The best provider can offer plans for new, used, foreign and domestic vehicles while providing a very reliable source of revenue and profits back to the dealership.

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