Browsing All posts tagged under »Corporate United«

The Evolution of Strategic Sourcing by Joe Payne

June 1, 2012


A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to sit in on some roundtables at the Corporate United Synergy conference in Scottsdale, Arizona.  The majority of attendees were strategic sourcing and procurement professionals primarily focused on indirect spend categories, many at companies with $1 billion or more in annual sales. The underlying theme of most […]

Is the traditional association dead? Not if you’re proactively evolving your curriculum like ISM!

March 19, 2012


On the 28th of March I will have an opportunity to talk with ADR International’s Bill Michel about his organization recently being acquired by the Institute for Supply Management or ISM. For those of you who have followed both this blog and the PI Window on Business Show on Blog Talk Radio, you know that […]

Whether on TV or Radio, Corporate United’s Clevenger shares insight about one of the industry’s premier events

May 5, 2011


Putting aside for the moment the fact that a light stand fell over during the live TV broadcast forcing me to rediscover my cat like reflexes from my hockey playing days, and causing my screen to turn a cavalcade of colors for a few moments, David Clevenger’s overview of what can reasonably be considered one […]

Synergy 2011 Celebrates 10 Years of Delivering Insight to a Changing Industry

May 3, 2011


Corporate United, the nation’s largest group purchasing organization, is pleased to announce its SYNERGY 2011 conference will be held May 3-5 at The Hotel Sax in Chicago, IL.  SYNERGY 2011 marks the 10th anniversary of this industry-leading spend management conference.  This event promises to bring together the foremost supply chain and spend management professionals for […]

Corporate United’s continued growth bucks the GPO trend in terms of 2010 study by delivering balanced value

January 27, 2011


Corporate United Achieves 17 Percent Growth in Membership, Expands Infrastructure by 15 Percent CLEVELAND, OH (January 27, 2011) – Corporate United, the nation’s largest group purchasing organization, announces significant growth in 2010, as it adds 26 new member companies and a number of key employees to its staff. Whenever I see headlines or press releases […]

Profiling the Professionals: Corporate United Names Manager of Category Development

June 3, 2010


CLEVELAND – May 28, 2010 – Corporate United, the nation’s largest group purchasing organization, hires Katie Virtue as manager of category development in its Cleveland headquarters office. Virtue will serve as a category manager for various agreements within the Corporate United category portfolio and will lead the strategic planning and execution initiatives for select categories. […]

“Executive 100 Company” designation a manifestation of Corporate United’s successful origins

May 19, 2010


CLEVELAND — May 18, 2010 — Corporate United, the nation’s largest group purchasing organization (GPO), has been chosen by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine as an “Executive 100” supply chain thought leader for the fourth year. Supply & Demand Chain Executive selected Corporate United for the award for its role in preparing its member […]

The Modern Group Purchasing Organization: Leveraging Spend, Increasing Value

January 10, 2010


“In the United States, a group purchasing organization (or GPO) is an entity that is created to leverage the purchasing power of businesses to obtain discounts from vendors based on the collective buying power of the GPO members. Many GPOs are funded by administrative fees that are paid by the vendors that GPOs oversee.  Some […]

Multi-Billion Dollar U.S.-Based Engineering and Construction Firm Utilizes GPO to Strategically Source Audio Conferencing: Does It Really Matter?

August 4, 2009


When I first received the news that Corporate United, the nation’s largest group purchasing organization (GPO) had played a critical role in helping a Fortune 500 firm whose annual revenues exceed $6 billion in spend to “strategically source audio conferencing services,” I wondered why this would be important news. After all outside of the parties […]

Commonwealth Establishes Page Specifically Relating to the PI Social Media Network’s Coverage of Virginia’s eVA Program

July 22, 2009


As many of you already know, I have been covering public sector procurement policy and practice at all levels of government quite extensively for some time. From the Government of Canada’s Way Forward programs to the UK’s Gershon Review to the impact of cluster development and even the private sector influence of a Wal-Mart, I […]