CINCINNATI Feb. 15, 2011 connXus.com
The connXus.com system actively matches buyers with diverse suppliers that fit their purchasing needs based on membership profiles. Buyers can also conduct searches for performance-rated small, woman- or minority-owned businesses or post contract opportunities for suppliers to submit bids.
$10 million Rod Robinson $40-60 million $2 billion
As a procurement expert and supplier diversity consultant to Fortune 1000 companies, Robinson knew the biggest challenge his clients faced was finding qualified, diverse suppliers for the specific products and services they needed to purchase.
"I knew that it was a true challenge and not just an excuse," said Robinson. "I experienced the same frustrations with out-of-date or incomplete databases, fragmented resources and expensive software trying to match a company’s purchasing needs with woman- or minority-owned businesses who could supply them. Given all the ways that technology is being leveraged in today’s business environment, I just knew there had to be a better way to connect buyers and diverse suppliers."
"With connXus.com, companies can easily integrate supplier diversity into their normal sourcing process, reduce costs and increase quality," explained Robinson. "Our proprietary performance rating system helps reduce the risks of trying a new supplier and at the same time helps quality diverse suppliers promote themselves."
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