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April 25, 2013

Sourcing: Don't make it a zero sum game

Zero Sum Game as one of the key components of Game Theory (study of strategic decision making) can be defined as "A situation in which one participant's gains result only from another participant's equivalent losses".
Some might argue that in commoditized categories i.e. non-differentiated offerings, especially 'pure products' it is the way to go, where price is only driving factor. But is it?

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April 24, 2013

Pricing Options While Purchasing of Procurement Professional Services: Innovative Pricing Strategies

"The price point defines the sales model. It has to be simple, and you have to know how to make money with it."

Don't all purchasers want to buy products and services which help them save cash while spending? The answer to this would definitely be an emphatic "yes". The main challenge comes into play in the form of a "how". The good news is that suppliers have themselves evolved several pricing models which buyers can choose from to their advantage. This series of blogs will be specifically mentioning a few of the models in favor with suppliers of professional procurement services like BPO services, staff augmentation and project based consulting work.

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