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Thought for Improving Your Purchasing

As companies continue to focus on cost reduction, it gets harder and harder to locate ways to accomplish this. Freight and recycled waste are two areas where you may still be able to find some savings.

By John G. Braceland
Published: February 18, 2013


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John G. Braceland is Managing Director for Graphic Arts Alliance a member run purchasing cooperative. He is also President of JB Solutions, a company that creates and manages purchasing cooperatives in various industries. Previously, he was President and owner of Braceland Brothers, a multi-plant printing company headquartered in Philadelphia, PA.

Please offer your feedback to John. He can be reached at john@jbsolutionsllc.com.



By Sondra Benoudiz on Feb 19, 2013

Couldn't agree more about transportation costs. It's a huge expense line item for our industry. Which is why SGIA negotiated a 70% discount on YRC LTL shipping and up to 30% on Fedex. Pluse, the YRC ancillary savings really make a difference:

Reduced COD fee: $24 Charge regardless of item price

No single shipment charge: $28.50 savings

No residential delivery charge: $72.00 savings

No delivery notification charge: $32.50 savings

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