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Your Supply Programs (Office, Janitorial, Ink and Toner, Industrial, General MRO) aren’t considered fixed expenses, but you can control what’s purchased before it hits your inbox for approval. Using a supplier/customer controlled catalog directs your employees to the right purchase every time.
A custom online catalog using your supplier’s platform is a highly effective way to remove 100% of your rogue spend. Not only will your employees know which items they are supposed to buy, but they will spend less time searching for the supplies they need. In addition, the order approval will also become much more efficient.
By using your suppliers technology platform, you can now put enterprise level procurement processes in the hands of your business without the financial burden of
paying for it.
You may not be in the business of procurement, and becoming an expert in that area should not be an inevitable cost for you to bear. Focus on your core business and do what you do best.
More than 40% of all companies who use Standardized Procurement often find 1.5 to 3 times the savings than lowering the cost of goods
Introduction You may have heard about the benefits of standardizing your purchases, but maybe you aren’t sure how it will help your business. Let me explain how having a standardized purchasing process can make your life easier and more profitable! You’ll save time Standardization reduces the time it takes to do things because you only...
Introduction Procurement is a critical aspect of supply chain management. It helps organizations acquire the right products, at the right prices and in the right quantities. It’s also one of the most important cost-saving levers available to businesses today. Yet it’s not always as effective as it could be. In fact, many companies are still...
Introduction Flu season is here, and you know what that means: employees will be staying home sick with the flu or some other virus for days on end. The question is: how do you keep your office running smoothly when so many people are out? The answer is simple: by taking precautions to keep everyone...
Introduction In the first three months of 2019, U.S. manufacturers have already recalled more products than they did in all of 2018, according to an analysis by consulting firm Kearney. The uptick comes after more than a decade of gradual declines. U.S. manufacturers are on pace to recall more products than they have since 2018,...
Introduction As a buyer, you probably already know what a punchout site is. The term refers to an electronic store that allows you to create a shopping cart of items through your supplier’s site and have them approved through your procurement platform. Once approved, the order is automatically fed back into the system of record...
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A little over a year ago we took a chance on a new, up and coming business supply vendor, Highbar Trading Co. and collectively, we could not be any happier. Each month I receive a spend analysis report which, among other things, screenshots what my different departments spending habits are and shows us what changes, if any, need to be made internally. They make me look like a rock star, plain and simple. But speaking of rock stars, I can’t forget to talk about Highbar’s customer service and their operations team. We are definitely not their largest customer but they treat us as if we are. We are forever grateful that we took a chance on the Miller-Light team at Highbar who believe in raising the bar a little higher each time they succeed and we are loving being a part of their success. Trust me, you will too.
“Fast Delivery and Easy Invoicing are the two things that mattered most to me when deciding to go with Highbar Trading. They guaranteed that they would be able to provide me with the things that my business needed and they have more than delivered. I have over many locations that are in very remote parts of the state but as promised, my orders are still packed and delivered the very next day. In addition, having an accounting background, I have very specific requirements when it comes to invoicing that most companies cannot or don’t try to meet. Highbar Trading has worked with me to provide a system of invoicing that fits perfectly with the needs of my very busy schedule. I am very happy with my decision to give them a try
MSHN Enterprises, LLC
Support Solutions partnered with Highbar Trading a year and a half ago for our office and janitorial supplies. Highbar was able to deliver to each one of our locations around the country with next day free delivery. Nine months into the partnership we sat down again to discuss further cost savings initiatives and they introduced a true standardized approach to our business by creating a custom online catalog. This made sure that every person was ordering the same product for the job across the organization. Putting the custom catalog into place saved us an additional 22% annually. Highbar knows how to implement a true standardized approach to any company with multiple users and locations and especially organizations who specialize in group living care.
We've partnered with Highbar Trading for the past year, after previously working with a couple different large national companies for things like office and classroom supplies. The switch to Highbar put us in a position to still have access to the wide variety of (sometimes very specific) items we needed, but also provided us with a very personal experience. Having a dedicated person to contact directly with any questions or special situations is completely invaluable, and I can't think of many vendor partners of ours (in any industry) who work as hard or who make as much of an effort to know and understand our school as Todd Miller. We know that Todd and Highbar are in our corner, and will do whatever they can to make things smooth for us.
Middle School Principal
My experience with HighBar trading company has been exceptional. I always receive world-class customer service. The online ordering process for office supplies is simple and my products come the next day. The analytical reports set them apart from other vendors. It makes tracking purchases and spending easy. I have also been very pleased with the process of ordering bulk furniture. Once the order is placed I receive regular updates about the timeline. The HighBar team has been outstanding at servicing the two Freedom Preparatory Academy sites that I have managed.
I truly cannot Thank You enough for every minute of your help in all of our furniture orders. I had no idea what I was doing, and with your help I was able to successfully have everything here before school on Monday. Thank you for every email, every text, every phone call. Thank you for calming me down when I needed it but most of all Thanks for being you. What a blessing it is to have you on my side!! You’re the BEST.