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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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Protect Your Building Investment: Flooring Maintenance Timeline

July 17, 2019 / by Matt Narens posted in Facilities, CentiMark, Infographic, QuestMark, Flooring

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All day the workers in your facility are on your floor, working on it, stepping on it, running machines on it, storing equipment and inventory on it, possibly driving necessary vehicles across it. With all of this heavy use, it can be easy to overlook, and dangerous to ignore, necessary precautions.

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Protect your Building Investment: Roofing Maintenance Timeline

July 17, 2019 / by Matt Narens posted in Facilities, Roofing, CentiMark, Infographic

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When you take good care of your roof, you are making an investment in your building. Roof leaks can lead to structural damage and can harm the products and materials inside your facility. While some damage is visible at the roof surface, the untrained eye will miss larger, more costly issues to repair, such as hail damage or moisture in the insulation layers.

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Infographic: 5 Factors Why an AED Program Is Critical in the Workplace

June 27, 2019 / by Matt Narens posted in Facilities, Cintas, First Aid and Safety

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Did you know that AEDs in public places improve the chances of survival from sudden cardiac arrest? As the #1 killer in the workplace resulting in over 300,000 deaths each year, sudden cardiac arrest can strike anywhere, anytime. Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are life-saving devices critical in the event a Sudden Cardiac Arrest occurs during the workday. Gain a better understanding of why your organization should be prepared with an AED Program.

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3 Driving Factors for AED Compliance

June 17, 2019 / 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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7 Summer Safety Products to Protect Workers & Boost Savings [Gallery]

June 3, 2019 / by Matt Narens posted in Facilities, Industrial Supplies and MRO, Fastenal, Infographic

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On average, there are more heat related fatalities per year in the United States than any other weather event. There are even more heat-related illnesses. According to the National Weather Service, heat accounts for 130 victims per year, the only weather event to reach a triple digit 30-year average.

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Is your Facility Prepared For 2018 Hurricane Season?

June 19, 2018 / by Matt Narens posted in Facilities, Roofing, CentiMark

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Now that we are in the thick of hurricane season—June 1st running through November 30th—we are starting to see the damaging effects of severe storms and tropical weather at facilities across the country. How prepared is your facility? Did you consider your facility roof when scheduling preventative maintenance for 2018?
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Customized MRO Inventory Reporting Automates Informed Buying

June 12, 2017 / by Matt Narens posted in Facilities, Industrial Supplies and MRO, Fastenal

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When it comes to purchasing MRO for your facility, inadequate or inaccurate data can create spend chaos plagued by stock-outs and over-purchasing. Managing MRO inventory is critical to identify waste and recognize cost reductions as 70% of MRO spend is committed to MRO inventory.

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How an MRO Vending Solution Can Cut Costs & Increase Productivity

February 28, 2017 / by Matt Narens posted in Facilities, Industrial Supplies and MRO, Fastenal, Infographic

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$500 billion is spent annually on MRO (maintenance, repair and operations) in the U.S, making MRO a target category for procurement to manage. Approximately 30% of MRO spend is on non-inventory industrial purchases; the other 70% is committed to MRO inventory.

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2017 Supply Chain Outlook: How to Solve for Smart Spending

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

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

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