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New Year, New Goals

Posted by Gary Como on January 06, 2016


It’s hard to believe a year has passed since we wrote our “Welcome to 2015” post. Cliché but true! As predicted, it was an exciting year at Corporate United.

We welcomed almost 50 new members and four new supplier partners, added several new program offerings, launched a new website and brand, and won several awards to boot. It was an incredibly successful year, by all accounts, and we hope your 2015 was just as impressive. We are not content with resting on last year’s accomplishments, though. We have a lofty goal of making 2016 even better. Here’s a quick look at some major milestones from 2015 and our 2016 resolutions.

TEAM BUILDING

In order to continue our impressive growth, we put a lot of emphasis on attracting and retaining the best talent. In 2015 we added team members in the double digits across:

  • Commercial operations
  • Sourcing
  • Category management
  • Operations

2016 Resolution: We are always looking to expand our ranks so if you know someone who might be a good fit for our team, please visit our Careers page to view our open positions.

IMPROVING THE VALUE OF MEMBERSHIP

We have several new and renegotiated contracts on the books. In 2015 we added a best-in-class Language Translation Services offering through Sajan, an expanded Energy Management offering through Trane Building Advantage and, with the addition of Adecco and Pontoon, we enhanced our Staffing and Workforce Solutions and VMS offerings. Our sourcing group kept busy in 2015 with several renegotiations, including:

  • Fastenal
  • Konica Minolta Business Solutions
  • Weichert Workforce Solutions
  • Source One
  • Choctaw-Kaul

Gary Como, VP of Sourcing hosted a “year in review” webinar on 12/15 which is available here if you missed it.

2016 Resolution: As we look ahead, we have four renegotiations and NINE (!) potential new categories we are sourcing. Our goal, as always, is to improve our current contracts and bring our members additional value for their indirect spend.

EVENTS

In 2015 Corporate United was a Gold Sponsor at the annual ISM Conference and we hosted regional events in Baltimore, Cleveland, Milwaukee, Minneapolis and Washington, D.C. for our members.

2016 Resolution: We are excited to announce the return of SYNERGY! Our (almost) annual conference returns for its 14th year with some exciting changes. The conference will be held in Atlanta, September 12-14. Please visit our website in the coming months for additional details. We are also looking forward to partnering with several of our supplier partners for their respective conferences and hosting a few of our own regional events. Our regional plans for 2016 include events in:

  • New York City
  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Houston

Dates are TBD, but we will let you know when they become official.

LOOKING FORWARD

As we close the chapter on 2015 and look ahead to 2016, we wish you a Happy New Year and look forward to achieving more, together, in 2016.

Topics: Group Purchasing Organization, Procurement

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