I Am A Purchasing Manager
I am a Purchasing Manager, and I don't buy products. I buy value.
Value comes in many forms, but I have never found value by just looking for the lowest price. My company and co-workers depend on me to seek out the best products from suppliers that understand and are responsive to our needs, stand behind everything they supply, and can offer more after-sale services that ensure their product is working right for our needs. When I find all of this at a competitive price – that's what I call value.
Dealing with multiple vendors means dealing with multiple purchasing agreements, multiple payment terms, and multiple vendor relationships. We have too many vendors. So vendor consolidation is important for me – when I can work with a single vendor that supplies a number of different products and services we use, that simplifies our purchasing processes and gives me "one throat to choke" if there is ever a problem.
When I receive complaints from my co-workers, it's usually because they can't get adequate support from the vendor that is supplying the product or service to us. Any vendor I work with must know their products, understand how to make them work for my company, and be available to answer our questions and provide the support we need.
We are always trying to streamline my department and make it more efficient, so make my buying process simple. I don't want to have to jump through hoops to buy products from my vendors. I have certain purchasing process requirements within my company that I must fulfill. Vendors need to work to my system, not me to theirs.
How Can General Data Help Me?
General Data is a "total solution provider" for a full range of labeling, printing, barcoding, data collection, product identification, printer consumables and print management systems.
Barcode scanners, mobile computers, label printers, labels, thermal transfer ribbons, software – everything your company needs for any barcode labeling or data collection application. And we're not just a "box-mover" – General Data is certified at the highest levels by technology leaders such as Motorola, Honeywell and Zebra to provide unparalleled product expertise and support, before and after the sale.
General Data's Managed Print Choices gives your company control over your complete corporate printing environment – and you visibility and control over all printing purchases. We offer a variety of MPS plans and options that can best suit your needs and requirements.
Customized Web Portals Tailored To Your Needs
We can help you streamline and simplify your purchasing process through our customized web portal service. We'll supply you with a portal that is designed for your company's needs, and gives you total control over what you buy, where it can be shipped to, how it's purchased, and who is authorized to make purchases.
Want to know more? Contact us and we will put you in touch with a General Data expert who can help you get the most out of these technologies in order to get maximum benefit for your operation.