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cloudBuy: A Dragon’s Den View by Kelly Barner

January 30, 2014

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Editor’s Note: On December 17th, 2013 I had the opportunity to interview Year in the Life candidate cloudBuy, a New Wave company that that helps clients to “maximize” their purchasing power.  In the post-show commentary, our Dragon’s Den (or Shark Tank if you prefer) panel of experts provide their take on the interview and offer […]

GroupRFx: A Dragon’s Den View by Kelly Barner

January 22, 2014

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Editor’s Note: On January 21st, 2014 I had the opportunity to interview Year in the Life candidate GroupRFx, a New Wave company that offers a competitive bidding platform designed to improve the procurement and tendering process within a GPO framework.  In the post-show commentary, our Dragon’s Den (or Shark Tank if you prefer) panel of […]

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

May 19, 2010

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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 […]

Privatizing Multi-Transactional Supplier Platforms Within the Public Sector (Part 2)

February 17, 2010

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I can recall negotiating a mutli-million dollar contract renewal and being relieved that my organization held an important advantage in that we had developed and owned the growing supply base that was necessary for the third-party provider to meet the delivery and price requirements for a key government client. When I talk about owning the […]

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

August 4, 2009

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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 […]