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The Four Pillars of Business Cost Reduction

Overspending on business services often results from limited time and resources for invoice auditing and a lack of empirical data for benchmarking services. Companies most successful at reducing indirect spend take a four-pronged approach that combine enforcing contract compliance with data-based price negotiations, auditing, rightsizing service levels, and validating savings on an ongoing basis.

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5 Reasons Railroads Need to Pay More Attention to Energy Spend in 2024

Railroads need to start prioritizing better utility bill and cost management practices. Doing so helps to avoid costly late fees, safeguards against critical infrastructure shutoffs, ensures optimal tariff rates, helps to obtain lower costs in deregulated energy markets, and creates focus on sustainability reporting requirements. Get focused now!

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Take Your Waste Stream Trash Talk Up a Notch

Waste stream visibility is key to achieving waste management sustainability goals. Waste invoices often lack the necessary information needed to improve visibility. Here are three actions you can take now to improve waste stream visibility in your organization today.

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6 Overspending Excuses Hoteliers Need to Eliminate Now

With human capital being the number one priority for hotel operators, it's easy to understand why hoteliers lack the time to dig into other, hard-to-mange spend categories. If you are looking to drive efficiencies today, it’s imperative to dive in and tackle these spend areas that are notoriously hard-to-manage and prone to consistent price creep. The good news is, many of the reasons for failing to evaluate or address these costs in the past are based on common misconceptions.

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blog 6 mins read

Find a True Third Party Logistics and Fulfillment Partner

Five things you should consider when searching for a new third party fulfillment and logistics partner that meets your current needs and future growth plans. How our team of shipping and fulfillment experts work with clients to identify and vet potential partners with long term value.

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Keep Your Teams Intact. Lose the Spend Elsewhere. 

Labor has always been the largest operating expense for hoteliers and, historically, the primary focus when it comes to controlling costs. But today's hotel operators are more committed than ever before to holding on to their people and compensating them well. By taking a closer look at frequently ignored, hard-to-manage operating costs, hoteliers can save money and increase profitability without cutting into their valuable human resources.

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How Vendor Billing Errors Cut into Your Bottom Line

Companies struggling to save money should take a look at your monthly bills. Whether you’re overpaying for your services, missing out on tax exemption opportunities or incurring accidental late fees, fixed cost bills can quietly drain your financial resources without you even noticing.

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The Key Roles of a Third-Party Logistics Provider (3PL) in Supply Chain Management

Ecommerce and most business-to-business (B2B) companies don’t exist to ship products. That may be an important role in what they do, but it’s not the purpose. They want to get their products to customers who can use them. The supply chain is how this happens, and many businesses find that outsourcing some or all of this role can improve their growth, customer service, and the bottom line.

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Build Your Cost Control Muscle in 2024

SIB board member and long-time CFO, Mike Lewis, spoke with us about key actions for CFOs in today's economy. Why cost consciousness and cost containment are the most proactive means to achieving profit targets. And why you shouldn't shy away from the "long middle" of contract compliance in your efforts to make cost control a core driver of profitable growth.

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