Purchasing Agent; Magazine of Centralized Buying Volume 8, No. 3

Purchasing Agent; Magazine of Centralized Buying Volume 8, No. 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...more dollars in the saving fund and $3,975 more was added by having the labor force of the Capitol do the gardening work under the directions of the Superintendent. These are, of course, minor items but simple illustrations of small leaks that were stopped. Of course Mr. Blumenfeld and Governor Philipp came in for all sorts of adverse criticism, as do all business reforms, but when the sum of $220,420 was saved in the printing and paper used by the various departments, including the University and all the state institutions and normal schools, and that too in a period when print paper and supplies went up at sky rocket leaps, the purchasing agents of various states began to sit up and take notice. When Mr. Blumenfeld took charge of the purchasing department the state paid 28 to 46 cents per pair for the automobile plates; that in a period when steel prices were at the lowest ebb in years. Then the price rose and Mr. Blumenfeld purchased his plates at figures ranging from nine to fourteen cents and his savings, even though the numbers used increased nearly five times over the previous four years, netted another $101,200 to the saving fund, no mean result. Only thirty thousand dollars was entered in that saving ledger for the insurance, for even though the state carries its own insurance, Mr. Blumenfeld demonstrated to the state legislature the premiums were too high, won out, more than trebled his insured property value and still saved $30,000 in the end. IN fact the reforms enacted by Governor Philipp, 'through Mr. Blumenfeld's efficiency, have attracted such nation wide attention that other commonwealths are seriously considering following the lead by establishing a central purchasing bureau. NON-FERROUS alloys may be grouped under two general...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123651503X
  • 9781236515032