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Impatient Oil Drillers LTD.
The Coffee Shop Vats of New Jersey
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"I used to be a hunter, I was just transferred to accounts payable."
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Fairytale procurement disasters
"All six suppliers are complaining that you are not taking this selection process seriously!"
"When I hired you to improve our procurement process I was expecting more than go faster stripes on the strategy document!"
Every Friday lunchtime procurement managers would gather to boast of the size of bid documents they had received that week.
Karen was delighted that both her large and small suppliers had turned up for her industry day
'It's the old story of supply and demand. You supply the money, I demand more.'
'Cattle prods?.. Yes sir, aisle three with the other management tools.'
"I'm starting to see that you and I have a different understanding of the term 'green procurement' Briggs..."
'I appreciate the offer but we already have someone supplying our nuts.'
"I take it that getting customer to increase pricing was a dog fight."
'Hello, Al's Office Supply? While I admire your gumption, I'm afraid these offering envelopes are too big.'
"Yeah, that's cool hey! My mum is Cleopatra's official bath-milk supplier..."
"You're not thinking of cutting out the middle man are you."
"Sorry sir, we only supply black ink..."
'Needs more cold medicine and paint thinner or the crystal won't form.'
Atom Supply Co.
'Sorry, bud, the suppliers' entrance is around the corner.'
'I think people are starting to rely too much on teacher-supplied materials.'
'Ordinarily I'd get quite charged up about it but I think he's selling our electricity back to the Grid.'
'I know my electric bills are way over due, but could you at least wait until the World Series is over before turning off my electricity?'