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Understanding Indirect Spend Impact Upon Profitability

Understanding Indirect Spend Impact upon Profitability The majority of businesses tend to place a much greater emphasis on growing their top line rather than on reducing their costs. In terms of buying, there is that much greater emphasis on how many widgets can be sold at a high margin compared to how locations may be updated to promote maximum sales at minimum costs. It’s extremely important for retailers to create desirable shopping experiences, but not only do these retailers generat...
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Understanding the Savings Generated by Enterprise-Purchased GNFR

Significant savings generated from enterprise-purchased goods
Understanding the Savings Generated by Enterprise-Purchased GNFR There are often significant savings when an enterprise purchases GNFR capital goods rather than a contractor for a couple of reasons. In this case, we are defining “enterprise” as any large business with multiple locations, such as a large retail or restaurant chain; regardless, this enterprise has massive purchasing power. What Is the Difference Between Enterprise-Purchased and Contractor-Purchased Goods? Enterprise-purchas...
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Understanding the Additional Indirect Costs of Add-On Orders

Calculating additional costs of add-on orders
Understanding the Additional Indirect Costs of Add-On Orders Add-on orders may not seem like anything that would affect the acquisition process, but when you consider all the implications, you will see just how much of an impact they can have. In every stage of the Perfect Order process, there is the potential for a glitch. And just like a cog in a well-oiled machine, it can completely break down the system at any level. GNFR Perfect Order The ultimate goal of any company is to create the...
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Understanding GNFR Demand Planning Impact Upon the Perfect Order & Delivery

Understanding GNFR Demand Planning Impact Upon the Perfect Order & Delivery Demand planning can be defined as understanding and planning for the resources needed by different companies. Typically, demand planning (or forecasting) refers to projecting customer demand for GFR (goods for resale) products, but in this case, we’re focusing on the demand that companies have for GNFR (goods not for resale). In this blog, we are zeroing in on a retail enterprise’s projections of the demand t...
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Understanding GNFR Perfect Delivery

Acquiring the Perfect Delivery
Understanding GNFR Perfect Delivery Previously, we discussed the GNFR Perfect Order and everything needed to achieve it. GNFR is a complex area in terms of the number of suppliers, number of product/service categories, number of transactions, and number of internal stakeholders. Therefore, it should come as no surprise to learn there are various pieces that must move into alignment to succeed in ordering the right goods at the right time so they’re delivered to the right location when they’...
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Understanding GNFR Perfect Order

GNFR perfect purchase order, or Perfect Order
Understanding GNFR Perfect Order In this blog series, the topic of goods not for resale (GNFR) is one that has appeared quite a few times. This is due to the fact that, when it comes to improving a company’s bottom line, there’s no area that goes overlooked as often as GNFR. As previously stated, GNFR is made up of all purchases of goods and services that do not go into the final sellable product. However, though such items are not sold to customers, they’re essential for a company’s day...
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Understanding the GNFR Supply Chain

E2E visibility of the GNFR supply chain
Understanding the GNFR Supply Chain GNFR supply chain optimization is one of the keys to the future of big business. GNFR spend varies widely depending upon company type. As opposed to a service firm, such as one specializing in accounting, or a marketing firm, a retailer incurs a significant GNFR spend. For those companies with a significant GNFR spend, one of the biggest strides that can be made to cut costs and maximize profitability is increasing the management of the GNFR supply chain....
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Understanding Indirect Spend VS GNFR

Understanding indirect spend VS GNFR
Understanding Indirect Spend VS GNFR Indirect spend is the total costs a company must put forth to operate the business, and GNFR is a subcategory of indirect spend. It includes goods and services purchased from outside vendors that are not resold. These purchases are normally authorized by a purchase order, but indirect spend is not always an actual purchase (e.g., payroll for indirect spend and SGA). This is the key difference regarding indirect spend VS GNFR. Not all indirect spend is...
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Understanding Indirect Spend

Calculating indirect spend
Understanding Indirect Spend In any area dealing with procurement, you will likely hear the term “indirect spend,” along with “direct spend.” You might also hear references to “indirect materials,” “GNFR,” “indirect procurement,” “overhead,” and “variable and fixed indirect costs.” It may come as a surprise, but these terms have roots dating back to 1760 during the Industrial Revolution, when cost accounting was first introduced to calculate the cost of a product in order to calculate th...
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Understanding GNFR

Goods not for resale, or GNFR
Understanding GNFR Cost accounting was originally introduced during the Industrial Revolution so that businesses could organize their operational/manufacturing costs to price their products in order to turn a profit. Though indirect spend is a term that was coined during this time, GNFR—a subset of indirect spend—is a more modern phrase in the procurement world. GNFR, or goods not for resale, is often a difficult concept for individuals to comprehend. This is largely due to the fact that...
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