Special spend as a % of total spend?
Last Post 04/19/2017 2:52 PM by SCMaster-jk2. 2 Replies.
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04/17/2017 1:22 PM

    We recently had a presentation by a vendor who analyzed our PO History and showed a large percentage of our spend was due to items ordered as a special. This was somewhat concerning but I could see justification for it in a way (most of the specials were rare, high cost items, such as a certain size screw, plates, etc).

     

    I was wondering, could anyone kind of give me a ball park of what your % special spend is compared to overall spend? People here are trying to focus on keeping this to a minimum and while we only have maybe a 10-20% special order rate, the % of spend compared to the total is quite high...

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    04/18/2017 12:47 PM
    I don't track dollars - we track line count percentage. 20% of our PO Line is X type - this includes all capital, marketing and repair/replace. Because of the capital, the dollars tend to be "alarming and misleading" to quote a former director.
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    04/19/2017 2:52 PM
    That's what I'm thinking too. A lot of people are throwing a fit but maybe they don't understand what people are buying as specials?
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