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7 Indirect Spend Management Facts Every Procurement Professional Should Know

October 16, 2017 / by Ara Arslanian posted in Group Purchasing Organization, Procurement Strategies, GPO

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According to The Hackett Group, "a decision not to use group purchasing organizations (GPOs) for specific indirect spend categories is the same as leaving money on the table." But, research by ProcureCon Indirect West found that 58% of organizations haven’t yet investigated or aren’t using a GPO.

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Making Your Case: Five Components to Achieving Agreement

April 18, 2017 / by Wade Thomas posted in Group Purchasing Organization, Procurement Strategies, GPO, Infographic

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There are many times in our professional careers when we need to convince others to go along with our course of action. It could be convincing our superiors to follow our strategy, compelling your employees to take on a new project or persuading a vendor to make changes. During my own professional career, I have been on both sides of this equation: I have been convincing and I have been convinced. During these experiences, one thing was constant—the need to carefully construct a meaningful business case. So, how do you get started? In this post, I will discuss the five components for making a strong case and a set of questions to help you get there.

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Why Promoting Internal Alignment Is So Important for Procurement Today

April 12, 2017 / by Ara Arslanian posted in Group Purchasing Organization, Procurement Strategies, GPO

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As a procurement leader, you’re well aware of how procurement’s role is evolving within the organization. You’ve probably been involved in discussions with your team on how to adapt to changing expectations while overcoming these common procurement challenges.

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9 Reasons Suppliers Aren’t Participating in Your RFP

April 7, 2017 / by Nicole Shedden posted in Group Purchasing Organization, Procurement Strategies, GPO, RFP

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For a procurement professional who’s perpetually overstretched, conducting a request for proposal (RFP) guarantees one thing, and it’s not better pricing. It’s time.

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The Biggest Challenges Facing Procurement Teams This Year

March 1, 2017 / by Dustin Cochran posted in Group Purchasing Organization, Procurement Strategies, Pros to Know, GPO, Talent

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Dustin Cochran is the Director of Member Development for Corporate United and was recently named a 2017 Pro to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive for his extensive procurement expertise and work in helping organizations achieve best-in-class spend management programs.

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How to Bring Long-Term Value to Indirect Spend Programs

March 1, 2017 / by Katie Virtue posted in Group Purchasing Organization, Procurement Strategies, Pros to Know, GPO

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2017 Pro to Know Katie Virtue has been a part of Corporate United’s category management group for over six years, focused on carrying out Category Lifecycle Management efforts across Corporate United’s Travel offerings.

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2017 Supply Chain Outlook for Your Facility: How to Solve for Smart Spending

February 24, 2017 / by Matt Narens posted in Facilities, Group Purchasing Organization, Procurement Strategies, Pros to Know, GPO

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Matt Narens is a Category Development Manager within the Facilities Vertical at Corporate United and was recently named a 2017 Pro to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive.

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Five Change Management Tips For Successful Implementation

February 15, 2017 / by Ara Arslanian posted in Group Purchasing Organization, Procurement Strategies, GPO, Change Management

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As a procurement leader you are often put in the position to guide your organization through change as you make new vendor selections and rollout new solutions. Naturally, you may face different levels of resistance from stakeholders along the way.

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Stop Leaving Money on the Table: Improve Your Indirect Spending This Year

February 8, 2017 / by Sonda Sahley posted in Group Purchasing Organization, Procurement Strategies, GPO

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Indirect spend is getting a lot of attention lately, as cost reduction is a key strategic priority for businesses worldwide. As we’ve shared before, not using a GPO for certain indirect spend categories is the same as leaving money on the table. But, exactly how much money are we talking about? And, perhaps the better question is: how can you avoid leaving that money on the table?

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