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Matt Narens

Matt Narens: Manager, Category Development at Corporate United
In his role at Corporate United Matt works with both CU members and supplier partners to ensure that the programs he manages are delivering maximum value. This includes everything from commercializing new offerings to conducting category lifecycle and supplier relationship management. His efforts are focused on minimizing the administrative burden and reducing the total cost of ownership related to indirect spend for Corporate United members. They also include aligning strategies with Corporate United’s supplier partners in order to best meet the needs of the market.
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Energy Management 101: Peak Demand - What It Is and Why It Matters

August 26, 2016 / by Matt Narens posted in Facilities, Energy Management, Trane Building Advantage

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As a category manager, it’s my job to look for new ways to help CU members save money, and provide insight about making their indirect spend categories a little more manageable.

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3 Driving Factors for AED Compliance

July 27, 2016 / by Matt Narens posted in Facilities, Cintas, First Aid and Safety

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Let’s face it ­– life-threatening emergencies happen, and unfortunately no business is immune. But, what do you really know about these types of situations and what it takes to be prepared?

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Does Your Industrial Supplies Partner Provide Enough Value?

July 1, 2016 / by Matt Narens posted in Facilities, Industrial Supplies and MRO, Fastenal

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As global trends in the Industrial Supplies and MRO space continue to shift, customers want more from their suppliers. Customers want more support, more ownership and more overall value.

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What's in a Rate?

April 28, 2015 / by Matt Narens posted in Travel, Car Rental, National Car Rental and Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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When evaluating car rental spend, it can be tempting only to compare the daily rental rates of a contract, but this rarely, if ever, provides a true picture of the total cost. While base rates are certainly the foundation of car rental spend, they are only one component of the total cost of a car rental program. Items such as city surcharges, energy recovery fees, fuel charges, insurance premiums, and GPS fees greatly impact car rental spend. These charges can be further amplified by organizational travel habits.

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Your Company Benefits from Partnering with Sustainable Suppliers

April 15, 2015 / by Matt Narens posted in Corporate Services, Car Rental, National Car Rental and Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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Those employed in sourcing often have a direct and profound effect on the footprint their organizations make in the world. Price and the quality of products will always be a high priority, but partnering with suppliers that offer sustainable and environmentally-friendly services has also become a real opportunity for success.

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