Reply to post: In my shop the incentives to procurement are part of the issue

Margin mugs: A bank paid how much for a 2m Ethernet cable? WTF!

Giovani Tapini Silver badge

In my shop the incentives to procurement are part of the issue

They are measured on how much discount they negotiate, not how keen the price is... Therefore if I try to sell them a $1000 Ethernet cable an they get it down to $100 then they will consider themselves a massive winner, regardless that the cost should have been $4.

I really have a thing about measures that defeat the behaviours that were intended .. grrr...

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