Published On: Sun, Feb 9th, 2020

Check Your Suppliers’ Prices, or Pay Too Much!

By: Robert S Curry  Check Your Suppliers’ Prices, or Pay Too Much! One of my clients received a letter from a vendor announcing a price increase of 7% in 60 days. Due to this vendor’s letter announcing the increase, I suggested that we schedule a meeting with the owner of the company in 30 days to discuss the issue. During the next month, we researched competitive vendors’ pricing compared to the current supplier. What we found was interesting. There were better prices and better quality products from other vendors in the market.

The letter about the price increase from the supplier made my client aware that he was overpaying for inventory. That vendor, as well as several others, was over-charging him. Most of my client’s existing vendors were selling his company for a long time. The suppliers were slowly moving up their prices knowing that he was not checking competitors’ pricing. The time invested in meeting with many of the vendors materially improved my client’s profitability.

You must continually check your suppliers’ pricing, quality, and terms or the result will be you overpaying your vendors!

listen more during interviewsMy name is Robert Curry, and I am an Author, CEO Coach, Keynote Speaker, and Turnaround Specialist. Over the past 20 years, I have worked with more than 70 companies taking their businesses from Loses to Profits.

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About the Author

- Robert Curry is an author, seasoned business coach, and successful turnaround specialist. Earlier in his career, he served as President and CEO of three different companies, the largest with annual sales of more than $1 billion dollars - all which experienced successful turnarounds under his management. In the late 1990s, he started his turnaround consulting firm, and for the past twenty years, he has turned around more than seventy distressed companies in many different industries helping each to establish a strong management team and become profitable. He has published two books: "From Red to Black" and "The Turnaround." He resides in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with his wife, Esther.

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