How many buyers does it take to change a light bulb?
None. The light bulbs are late.
Some say procurement is a science, a science that, just like math and physics, has its own laws. And experience has taught us that Murphy’s Laws also apply. Set aside your worries and share with us some laughter because, as Murphy said, tomorrow might be worse.
When in doubt, delegate.
Choosing your team members is not easy, we know. People argue it’s better to have a woman as the buyer because a male buyer will pay $2 for a $1 item he needs. On the other hand, a female buyer will pay $1 for a $2 item she doesn’t need but is on sale. So, good luck delegating.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
You’ve finally managed to create a strong suppliers’ portfolio and develop a real business partnership. Well, good control over suppliers reveals problems early, which only means you’ll have longer to worry about them.
Everything takes longer than you think.
Because the supplier who says it will take longer and has the highest cost is the only one with a clue on how to do the job.
If anything can go wrong, it will.
When talking to your suppliers and laying out several task outcomes, the least convenient is the correct one. Because of course, it is.
To all, laughter is the best medicine
Laughter and Prokuria, we would add. You need a reliable tool to help you cut downtime, paper clutter and human errors.