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HCS Consulting Newsletters

Our periodic email newsletters can bring you practical ideas for real cost savings. To subscribe or unsubscribe, email herb@hshieldsconsulting.com. We respect your privacy and never spam our subscribers.

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Newsletter Archive

Using Purchasing to Improve Margins - June 2010

Seven Action Steps for Purchasing as the Recovery Starts - October 2009

Do More in 2009 - March 2009

Taking Advantage of Falling Commodity Prices - October 2008

Performance Measurements in Purchasing and Inventory Management - March 2007

Two important ways to control operating costs – August 2006

Developing an effective cost reduction program – March 2006

Tips on negotiating better purchase agreements – October 2005

Five ideas to help CEO’s manage inventory – June 2005

Responding to “form letter” price increases – March 2005

Planning for contract negotiations – December 2004

Top 10 reasons for too much inventory – July 2004

Responding to supplier price increase requests – May 2004

Advice on hiring a consultant – April 2004

Managing upside risk in purchasing and inventory management – December 2003

Improving inventory turnover/Developing supplier partnerships – September 2003

Applying total cost concepts in purchasing – June 2003