Are you a chummy dealmaker like Captain Kirk or a logical administrator like First Officer Spock? (Non-Trekkies, stay with us for a minute.) Do you make meeting buying decisions based on relationships, on how you feel about the job a particular supplier will do for you? Or are these decisions-everything from hotel rooms to stage lights to flowers-based strictly on the facts, gathered during a formal, step-by-step, purchasing process?
Recent trends in this still cost-conscious business