Accurate Item Purchase Data - By Heidi Humphries and Dennis Buckley, DSSI LLC
How do you know you are getting the best price / value if you do not know what you are buying?
MRO and Industrial Materials Purchasing involves millions of different SKU's, purchased from thousands of different suppliers & distributors, purchased by dozens, hundreds or even thousands of different employees within your company. This chaotic picture makes professional purchasing management very difficult unless you have the ability to really know what you are buying at a detailed level across your enterprise. Distributors will tell you what they call a particular item but it can be near impossible to competitively source 1,000's of items effectively when all the distributors have their own naming and numbering conventions.