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Ara Arslanian

Ara Arslanian is the Senior Vice President at OMNIA Partners for the Private Sector. He has more than 15 years of experience in group purchasing.
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How GPOs Can Help Procurement Achieve Greater ROI

March 26, 2020 / by Ara Arslanian posted in Group Purchasing Organization, Supply Chain Management, Procurement, gpo

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Ara Arslanian was named a 2020 Pro to Know by Supply and Demand Chain Executive for the sixth time overall. Arslanian was chosen for his thought leadership in supply chain management and dedication to expanding the scope of the group purchasing organization (GPO) model to deliver more effective solutions to direct and indirect procurement groups.

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4 Key Challenges Facing Procurement

January 28, 2019 / by Ara Arslanian posted in Group Purchasing Organization, Supply Chain Management, Procurement, gpo

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Ara Arslanian has been named a Pro to Know by Supply and Demand Chain Executive for more than five years.

Out with the old, in with the new year and challenges. How can procurement leaders solve for better spending? Read on!

Procurement is being tasked with achieving a greater ROI despite a smaller headcount. This challenge is further compounded by the fact that many companies are not entirely clear on how to attack their spend cube to achieve greater spend under management or compliance goals, particularly in decentralized environments.

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7 Facts You Need to Know About Working With a GPO

October 16, 2017 / by Ara Arslanian posted in Group Purchasing Organization, Supply Chain Management, Procurement, 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.

Why the disconnect?

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