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Internal Purchasing Behaviors that Increase Supplier Costs

Published: 04 January 2017

ID: G00386007

Analyst(s): Procurement Research Team


What are common purchasing behaviors that drive up suppliers’ cost to serve (and thereby end price)? Firms attribute increased supplier costs to five primary purchasing behaviors: poor contract management, lack of demand planning, late payment, absence of audit and contract leakage.

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