Douglas Austin
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Are your suppliers being partners or peddlers? Tips on auditing!

Started Jun 15, 2010 0 Replies

So many things can go into managing your costs!  If you have invested the time into assuring your suppliers are providing you with marketplace rates, it is important to audit to make sure they are…Continue

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Douglas Austin commented on James A. Ziegler's event Battle Plan - Detroit
"Sounds like a great forum to answer the dealer questions I hear all of the time.....what is the right strategy to pursue? Which suppliers should I use? What should I be paying? Sounds like Jim has his finger on the pulse of what Dealers are looking…"
Feb 28, 2013
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Jim Ziegler, The Alpha Dawg has outdone himself this time. We're bringing 20 top experts to Detroit for a two and one-half day conference on everything Internet and technology marketing, phone, skills, BDC, SEO, VSEO, Google simplified, foolproof analytics, Video, YouTube, Facebook and twitter marketing, adwords, Craigs List, Service Department Internet and technology sales, Website conversion, chart dynamics, BDC management, WOW    www.I nternetBattlePlan.com See More
Feb 28, 2013
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Apr 5, 2011
Douglas Austin replied to KARONEL PLOTT's discussion BUDGET in the group Nothing but Net
"I am not too close to the budget side as we are a supplier, but have a pretty good handle on expenses that Dealerships experience. Do you have an idea of how much you are paying to suppliers over the past 12 months?   If you could provide me…"
Feb 10, 2011
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Jan 25, 2011
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Internal Purchasing Compliance - Make sure everyone is 'rowing the boat' the correct direction!

Non-Compliance – Your Employees May Be Costing You MoneyBy: Doug Austin07/04/2010We recently published an article in this magazine entitled “ Supplier Audits to Reduce Costs and Improve Compliance."The article encouraged organizations to audit suppliers on a periodic basis to verify compliance with price, terms surcharges, etc. While supplier audits are helpful to most organizations and often return a positive ROI, there is another source of “Cost Savings Leakage” that can have a more profound…See More
Jul 12, 2010
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Is a Reverse Auction a good fit for your business?

Reverse Auctions have become increasingly popular in the purchasing world - and they may be an option to help you control your bottomline costs. Things to consider:- Is the product/service a commodity to your business?- Are you open to working with non-local businesses for this need?- How would a change in suppliers impact your customer's experience? The key component of utilizing this strategy is being very clear on the front end as to your PRECISE/SPECIFIC requirements to assure that the low…See More
Jun 24, 2010
Douglas Austin replied to NANCY SIMMONS's discussion “Keeping it Lean” …a Discussion on Expense Control in the group Nothing but Net
"Nancy - Great question to open up - because centralizing the process has significant benefits and can mean the difference of tens-to-hundreds of thousands of dollars on your bottomline profit. In terms of purchasing, if everyone in the organization…"
Jun 18, 2010
NANCY SIMMONS left a comment for Douglas Austin
"Doug, I started a discussion "Keeping it Lean"...I would love your contribution as I said yesterday...I invited you in the body of my note... Have a wonderful weekend! Great to know you! Nancy"
Jun 18, 2010
Douglas Austin commented on NANCY SIMMONS's group Nothing but Net
"Example - if ABC company gave your neighboring dealership 10% lower pricing to secure their business from their competitor (same size account for them) - shouldn't you be eligible to negotiate the same rate? This happens every day and the…"
Jun 18, 2010

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Internal Purchasing Compliance - Make sure everyone is 'rowing the boat' the correct direction!

Posted on July 12, 2010 at 12:42pm 0 Comments

Non-Compliance – Your Employees May Be Costing You Money

By: Doug Austin







07/04/2010



We recently published an article in this magazine entitled “ Supplier Audits to Reduce Costs and Improve Compliance."



The article encouraged organizations to audit suppliers on a periodic basis to verify compliance with price, terms surcharges, etc. While supplier audits are helpful to most organizations and often return a positive ROI, there is another source of… Continue

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At 1:13pm on June 18, 2010, NANCY SIMMONS said…
Doug, I started a discussion "Keeping it Lean"...I would love your contribution as I said yesterday...I invited you in the body of my note...
Have a wonderful weekend! Great to know you!
Nancy
At 4:27pm on June 16, 2010, NANCY SIMMONS said…
Doug,

Thank you for joining my group Nothing but Net. I look forward to sharing with you going forward... After all, we all learn from each other!

Respectfully,
Nancy Simmons
 
 
 

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