GPO's offer comprehensive food programs that include tens of thousands of food items across more than 100 categories. The food supply chain delivers fresh produce, organics, dairy products, and other essential food items for healthcare facilities, restaurants and casinos.
The hospitality industry has very different food needs than long-term care facilities. Provista’s food program is geared specifically to hospitality members. It features a portfolio of more than 30,000 items with an average savings up to 20%. The program is unique among GPOs.
Companies need to make it easy for their customers to do business with them. Today’s companies struggle with complexity, meeting greater customer expectations and dealing with less loyalty. Organizations want to do business with partners that make their lives easier and help solve business challenges.
This supplier spotlight features a Q&A with Theresa Madden from US Foods. The leading food distributor offers a range of innovative e-commerce, technology and business solutions to help facilities improve their menus, meet dietary restrictions and drive value across the food supply chain.
Some customers are very involved in selecting their contracts for procuring products and services through a group purchasing organization (GPO), and other customers are not. Either way, customers benefit from expertise, discounts, services and analytics that they would not be able to access on their own.
Provista President and CEO Jim Cunniff offers insights into how GPOs/ supply chain partners compare with Amazon to serve the non-acute healthcare industry. Cunniff explains that relationships across the healthcare supply chain, along with analytics, advisory services, clinical expertise, private label drugs and other factors differentiate supply chain partners.
Learn about the vast range of IT advisory and procurement services Provista offers. Key services include providing cyber security consultants, cyber security SaaS solutions, and IT advisory services for hardware and software.
The Provista Employee Savings Program is now available as an iPhone or Android app. The program lets Provista customers and their employees access significant savings on a wide range of products and services from national suppliers. Deals cover electronics, technology, dining and entertainment, fashion and beauty, travel, shopping, gifts and flowers, health and wellness, automotive, and more.
Businesses and healthcare facilities are familiar with the deep portfolio of office supplies available from Office Depot. Fran Dinnauer, strategic program manager, explains the company’s other products and custom workplace solutions, including furniture, office space planning, IT services and printing. The breadth and variety of products and services, including those specifically designed for non-acute, multi-location organizations, may surprise customers.
Amazon built its reputation as a leading B2C ecommerce retailer. With Amazon Business, the company has moved into the B2B market. However, the consumer-based platform does not provide the same services and solutions for business products as a supply chain partner, which offers price protections, iron clad contracts, product availability and other essential services for companies and healthcare facilities.