Find answers to some of the commonly asked questions about All Star Purchasing below. If your questions aren’t answered here, feel free to ask us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes, in our experience we have found that even large Fortune 100 companies can find value working with a GPO such as All Star Purchasing. Most of our larger members use All Star Purchasing as part of their procurement strategy, leveraging All Star to achieve savings in categories where they might not have the volume to maximize their savings.
No, All Star Purchasing would not be the supplier. All Star Purchasing should be viewed as an extension of your purchasing team, as a GPO we work on your behalf negotiating the best price for you. The goal is to save you time and money and allow you to focus your efforts on implementing categories/policy across your locations to ensure compliance to the supplier programs you have in place. Shifts your time from running the RFP, to more strategic activities.
Joining a contract that is held by All Star Purchasing with a supplier does not disrupt your supplier relationship. You will continue to have access to the supplier and will maintain your day to day interaction.
Is there pushback from suppliers who are asked to move members to the All Star contract when they’re already working with the member directly?
We do see that occasionally, but most suppliers will see there is added value in a member who is aligned with All Star Purchasing, as they’re also looking at other categories, and tend to be committed to the supplier relationships through All Star.
Our team purchases for over 600 locations across North America. Being member owned, our goal is to generate the most savings for our members. We are here to support our members sharing market intelligence and being transparent in all interactions (pricing, terms, etc.).
No, All Star Purchasing is an extension of your purchasing department. Our team will work to assist you in saving money on the things you purchase for your company.