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5 ways procurement can use trade credits to lower business expenses

Posted by Kimberly Presnail on Nov 1, 2016 3:30:52 PM

Over the past decade, the value that procurement and strategic sourcing have brought to Canadian businesses has been immense. Some of the most innovative operational streamlining and efficiency solutions that I have seen were all born from the supply chain department.   And yet, today many procurement executives are struggling to find new approaches to deliver new, sustainable value. 

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Topics: Cost Management, Corporate Trade 101, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Corporate Trade, Trade Credits, procurement, Procurement & Strategic Sourcing

Active Cares: the hunger statistics in Canada are alarming.

Posted by KImberly Armstrong on Jul 3, 2013 2:56:00 PM

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Topics: Cost Management, Corporate Social Responsibility, Work Culture, Food Banks Canada

The top 3 CEO profit challenges that Corporate Trade can help solve.

Posted by KImberly Armstrong on Jun 21, 2013 12:09:00 PM

Having navigated through all the turmoil of the past decade, CEOs whose job is to steer a company to profits and growth still have plenty of worries top of mind.

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Topics: Cost Management, EBIT, Risk Management, Corporate Trade 101, Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Media Agencies: A penny saved is three pennies earned through corporate trade

Posted by Tanja Bessey on Mar 14, 2013 9:32:00 AM

 

I’ve been working in the Corporate Trade industry for about 6 years, and consider myself somewhat of an expert.  I’m fortunate enough to have a 360 degree view of the industry and all of the different ways Barter is used by businesses and agencies,  but it wasn’t always that way.

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Topics: Cost Management, EBIT, Media & Marketing, Agency Perspective, Corporate Trade 101, Marketing on a Budget, Media Costs & Trends

Corporate trade without excess inventory.

Posted by Scott Miles on Mar 8, 2013 11:42:00 AM

I don’t have an excess inventory problem. Is Corporate Trade right for me?

The answer is yes, you can use Corporate Trade without an excess inventory problem, so long as you have an annual advertising budget of $500,000 and up.This is a common question I run into with customers, so today’s blog focuses on the subject of Bartering without inventory. Caveat: if you’re not yet familiar with Corporate Trade, I recommend you read the following blog post, and watch this video to get a basic understanding.

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Topics: Corporate Trade Industry Report, Cost Management, Risk Management, Corporate Trade 101, Marketing on a Budget, Supply Chain Management (SCM)

What's next for Corporate Social Responsibility?

Posted by KImberly Armstrong on Feb 25, 2013 4:19:00 PM

Take your charitable business efforts to the next level with Corporate Trade


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Topics: Corporate Trade Industry Report, Cost Management, Media & Marketing, Corporate Social Responsibility, Marketing on a Budget

What is Corporate Trade ?

Posted by KImberly Armstrong on Jan 30, 2013 3:37:00 PM

It is a question I inevitably get at every networking event, friend or family gathering, and discussion surrounding what I do. Thankfully it’s a question I love to answer, so today’s blog post gets back to the fundamentals of our business model – what exactly is Corporate Trade?

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Topics: Corporate Trade Industry Report, Cost Management, EBIT, Corporate Trade 101, Marketing on a Budget, Inventory Turnover & Closeouts

Digital media trends and Corporate Trade

Posted by Joanne Crump on Oct 29, 2012 4:08:00 PM

 In today’s economic landscape client advertising budgets are coming under intense scrutiny. According to a recent report by the Canadian Marketing Association, advertising accounted for 80% of the marketing budget in the 1980’s. Today it’s at 50%, with digital being the only area of growth.

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Topics: Corporate Trade Industry Report, Cost Management, Media & Marketing, Media Costs & Trends, Digital Media

Using Trade Credit strategically in your business

Posted by Scott Miles on Oct 25, 2012 4:00:00 PM

 Your business has entered into a Corporate Trade deal. You have exchanged an underperforming asset, perhaps excess inventory, in return for Trade Credit that can be used with cash to pay for routine budgeted business expenses.

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Topics: Corporate Trade Industry Report, Cost Management