237 | Shop ’Til You Drop: Hospitality procurement specialists manage a mixed bag of challenges

Lodging Leaders show

Summary: U.S.-China trade war. Design-savvy online furniture retailers. Hurricanes. Marijuana.<br> These things and more are having an impact on hospitality purchasing. And they’re influencing the prices of hotel FF&amp;E and OS&amp;E as well as the cost of construction.<br> In this episode of Lodging Leaders, we talk to specialists in procurement and logistics to find out the trends and challenges facing the hospitality industry as it continues to build new hotels and renovate existing ones.<br> We find out what’s costing your project more money than it should. And we identify opportunities and pitfalls to be aware of while in the planning stages.<br> We talk to Marla Davis, senior vice president of procurement at Premier Project Management; William Langmade, CEO of Purchasing Management International; and Darlene Henke, president and CEO of Audit Logistics.<br> Resources and Links<br> <br> * <a href="https://www.premierpm.com/people" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Marla Davis</a> of <a href="https://www.premierpm.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Premier Project Management</a><br> * <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/william-langmade-leed-ap-2ba758157/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">William Langmade</a> of <a href="http://www.pmiconnect.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Purchasing Management International</a><br> * <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/darlene-henke-aa00a946/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Darlene Henke</a> of <a href="https://www.auditlogistics.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Audit Logistics</a><br> <br>