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1. What is direct spend? What is indirect spend? Does this look like it would be direct or indirect spend for this company? Based on the purchases

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1. What is direct spend? What is indirect spend? Does this look like it would be direct or indirect spend for this company? Based on the purchases you see in the database: Why are they spending money on these categories? Why are these categories important to them? What type of company do you think this is? Give an example of a company name who may purchase these categories. 2. From the analysis, does this company seem to have too many suppliers? What are the problems associated with having too many suppliers and the benefits of “consolidating” (reducing) the supply base? 3. Are there particular categories which stand out as potentially having too many suppliers in the category? Name 3 categories and provide your reasoning. Note: THINK about the category and research the category to understand nuisances in the supply market. 4. Choose 3 categories with high savings potential . Your choice of category is limited by the first letter of L. Recommend an initiative for cost reduction for each selected category. Describe the savings initiatives in as much detail as possible. Questions 1-4 should be answered in 1 – 2 pages total, not including bar charts. Label your answers using the corresponding question number.
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Supplier Category Annual Spend $336,028,102 $276,279,470 $236,030,001 $175,919,728 $114,661,486 $112,012,869 $101,357,367 $97,439,791 $88,723,168 $70,946,771 $65,958,568 $64,423,721 $53,749,175 $47,151,584 $43,530,951 $41,830,817 $30,334,463 $25,989,369 $25,142,508 $24,919,429 $22,769,630 $21,462,625 $19,248,941 $18,417,386 $18,394,796 $16,796,327 $14,943,619 $14,410,216 $13,666,362 $12,486,374 $12,376,048 $12,154,389 $12,138,140 $10,586,231 $9,890,553 $9,854,478 $9,750,708 $9,665,024 $9,022,081 $6,929,985 $6,850,458 $6,839,589 $5,700,510 $5,698,252 $5,154,550 $4,653,425 $4,588,876 $4,283,266 $4,226,766 $3,711,886 $3,390,380 $3,165,993 $3,065,871 $2,999,403 $2,937,801 $2,784,529 $2,684,485 $2,504,494 $2,352,387 $1,955,228 $1,749,673 $1,629,145 $1,594,951 $1,548,372 $1,511,808 $1,456,377 $986,945 $834,104 $799,338 $550,219 $532,199 $498,373 $435,625 $428,265 $424,171 $390,792 $353,040 $351,896 $343,736 $312,046 $311,596 $260,304 $254,571 $229,900 $205,036 $111,178 $70,637 $64,740 $60,700 $59,264 $57,738 $49,783 $45,749 $44,032 $40,279 $39,975 $39,278 $18,039 $13,643 $6,579 总总 $2,405,655,493 Advertising 总总 Rebate Fulfillment & Call Center 总总 General Contracting 总总 Hardware 总总 Contract Labor 总总 Paper 总总 Service Parts 总总 Business & Management Services 总总 Telecommunications 总总 Energy 总总 Benefits 总总 Software 总总 Service Repairs 总总 Store Displays 总总 Fixtures 总总 Building Maintenance 总总 Surface Freight 总总 Temporary Labor 总总 Print 总总 Banking 总总 Graphic Design 总总 Security 总总 Service Plan 总总 Consumer Financing 总总 Insurance 总总 Grounds Maintenance 总总 Furniture 总总 Postage 总总 Legal Services 总总 Digital Services 总总 Event Management 总总 Credit Card 总总 Forklift & Material Transfer 总总 Office Supplies 总总 Packaging 总总 Video Production 总总 HVAC 总总 Employee Relocation 总总 Service Fleet 总总 Gift Cards 总总 Pre-Employment Verification 总总 Training 总总 Architectural Services 总总 Hotel, Motel & Resort 总总 Office Equipment 总总 Exterior Signage 总总 Consumer Research 总总 Lighting 总总 E - Sourcing 总总 Awards & Recognition 总总 Forms 总总 Fire Protection 总总 Labels 总总 Physical Inventory Services 总总 Fixture Reset Labor 总总 Industrial Supplies 总总 Uniforms 总总 Store Bags 总总 Unassigned 总总 Fun Zone 总总 Recruiting 总总 DBS Cards 总总 Dues & Subscriptions 总总 Name Badges & Plates 总总 Fuel & Wash 总总 Purchasing Card 总总 Food Service 总总 Entertainment 总总 Airfare 总总 Quick Print 总总 Concept Renewal 总总 Pallets 总总 Wellness Zone 总总 Want Ads 总总 Document Management 总总 Install Bay Hardware 总总 Totes 总总 Floor Mats 总总 Food & Beverage 总总 Tech Service Supplies 总总 Water Service 总总 Unemployment Claims Management Public Relations 总总 Asset Disposal 总总 Mitt Tray 总总 Paper Recycling 总总 Business Cards 总总 Flooring 总总 Pre-Sort Mail Services 总总 Petty Cash Fund 总总 Car Rental 总总 Limousine Services 总总 Envelopes 总总 Air Freight 总总 Books 总总 Hazardous Materials 总总 Relocation Services 总总 Vending Machines 总总 Interpretation Services 总总 Vehicle Leasing 总总
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