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Ten years ago, an economic crisis hit law firms sharply enough to compel a new pace of firmwide change and innovation. The new health and economic crisis of 2020 may have the same effect on the coming decade, making overhead and operational cost structures a…

There has been a surge in demand for office supplies as newly remote workers set up their home offices. However, not all companies are paying or offering to pay for remote office products. Today’s most pressing office product question: Who pays for home office expenses…

FedEx or UPS? That’s a question asked daily in mailrooms and shipping departments around the country. Most companies have relationships with both, and good shipping clerks know which one to use based on needs and circumstances. This discussion of FedEx versus UPS will focus on…

In a shooting in Aurora, Illinois, five Pratt employees lost their lives, including the gunman. This was a horrific, senseless tragedy that is now leading to growing concern about workplace violence and if such violence could have been prevented by strenuous background checks.

Bracing for the possibility of a hard Brexit (the United Kingdom leaving both the EU and its single market), UK businesses who work with outside suppliers are taking efforts to manage risks related to Brexit uncertainty.   Such efforts include renegotiating vendor contracts and offering…

Maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) expenses often fly under the radar and for that reason tend to be easily ignored. MRO expenditures are those purchases that fall under the category of indirect spend and include things like cleaning products, safety equipment, maintenance supplies, spare parts,…

In procurement talks with vendors, a team-based negotiation approach offers clear advantages over solo negotiation. Team negotiation encompasses a wide range of skills, experiences and viewpoints that are highly valuable, but only if those individual capabilities are closely coordinated.