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Dustin Cochran

Vice President at Corcentric

Portland, United States

Procurement professional with a passion for helping organizations source more efficiently and at the best cost. Bring diverse experience in both the public and private sectors, and from small business to the Fortune 25. Currently working to help organizations better leverage their spend along with ~2000 other members of Corcentric to deliver better savings, speed and stewardship of 30+ indirect spend categories through Group Purchasing. Proud to be recognized as a Supply & Demand Chain Executive "Pro to Know" for 2017, 2019 and 2020.

Available For: Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Portland, OR
Speaking Topics: Group Purchasing, Young Professionals

Dustin Cochran Points
Academic 0
Author 17
Influencer 18
Speaker 0
Entrepreneur 0
Total 35

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Thought Leader Profile

Portfolio Mix

Company Information

Company Type: Service Provider

Areas of Expertise

Analytics
Blockchain 30.30
Change Management
COVID19 33.47
CRM
Cryptocurrency 31.01
Procurement 31.02
Sales
Social
Supply Chain 30.65
Business Strategy 30.04

Industry Experience

Federal & Public Sector
Healthcare
Higher Education & Research
Other
Pharmaceuticals
Wholesale Distribution

Publications

17 Article/Blogs
The recovery (still) won’t be “V-Shaped”
Import from medium.com
July 12, 2020
In April, I wrote the story “Can we be Honest? This recovery won’t be “V” shaped…” and in it I talked about not referring to stock market…Continue reading on Medium »

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Tags: Procurement, Business Strategy, COVID19

Prepare your Offices for Reopening
Import from medium.com
April 28, 2020
States are in the process of reopening and Procurement is well positioned to guide the company’s strategy ahead.Continue reading on Medium »

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Tags: COVID19, Procurement

Can we be Honest? This recovery won’t be “V” shaped…
Medium
April 27, 2020
Even over this past weekend, we’re still hearing stories and predictions of a “V shaped” recovery of this crisis.
Apple CEO Tim Cook told President Trump that he believed the economy would have a V-shaped recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
As of today, many states are starting the “reopening” process, with people getting back to work. Businesses where social distancing is not really possible (I’m looking at you Salons and Tattoo Parlors) are reopening as well.

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Tags: COVID19, Procurement, Supply Chain

Bridging The Talent Gap in Procurement
omniapartners.com
April 21, 2020
Procurement leaders continue to experience an imbalance when it comes to attracting and retaining talent. This imbalance is created in part due to a perceived lack of the aura of status within the procurement function, but primarily due to the evolving requirements of the modern procurement department.

In a recent survey conducted by Deloitte, 87% of respondents agree that talent is the single greatest factor in driving procurement performance.

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Tags: Procurement, Supply Chain

Back to School time for your Corporate Office Products Spend?
LinkedIn
August 14, 2019
It's that time of year - so many of us are spending time at the Office Products store, preparing for the start of the upcoming school year. With notebooks and pencils on your brain already, now is also a great time if you're in procurement to look at how you're buying Office Products for your organization.

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Tags: Procurement, Supply Chain

Are Strategic Sourcing Resources Providing the Best Return?
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July 20, 2019
First off, if you haven’t read the Hackett Group Procurement Executive Insight titled “Are Strategic Sourcing Resources Providing the Best…Continue reading on Medium »

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

The Biggest Challenges Facing Procurement Teams This Year
omniapartners.com
January 05, 2019
I’ve spent the majority of my career working in the procurement space – I’ve worked with companies large and small, public and private. In doing so, I’ve built up a diverse range of procurement experience that I use to support procurement and finance leaders on a daily basis.

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Tags: Procurement, Supply Chain

BitTube — In Depth Review (TUBE)
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August 23, 2018
BitTube was launched via their Bitcointalk ANN on January 31st, view it here. Originally called Interplanetary Broadcast Coin (taken from…Continue reading on Medium »

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Tags: Cryptocurrency, Blockchain

PIRL (PIRL) — In Depth Review
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August 03, 2018
Announced on 8/25/17 and Launched on 9/30/17 — PIRL is relatively young coin that got its start during a volatile time in crypto. The…Continue reading on Medium »

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Tags: Cryptocurrency, Blockchain

For windows, there is a bug in the current release of Mist (0.11.0).
Import from medium.com
July 18, 2018
For windows, there is a bug in the current release of Mist (0.11.0). Download version 0.10.0 if you have issues, such as a blank screen when you open Mist.

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Groestlcoin (GRS) — In Depth Review
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June 18, 2018
First off, this one took some time because there is a SUBSTANTIAL amount (i.e.Continue reading on Medium »

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Tags: Cryptocurrency

Viacoin (VIA) — In Depth Review
Import from medium.com
May 11, 2018
We decided to mix things up and it just might be how we decide all future reviews — we posted a Twitter poll (@altlookorg) to ask…Continue reading on Medium »

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Tags: Cryptocurrency

Hexx (HXX) — In Depth Review
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April 19, 2018
Overview:Continue reading on Medium »

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Tags: Cryptocurrency

ProCurrency (PROC) — In Depth Review
Import from medium.com
March 19, 2018
For our In Depth Reviews, we’re going to focus mainly on small market cap altcoins. These coins not only have massive potential for…Continue reading on Medium »

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Tags: Cryptocurrency

UPDATED: Electra (ECA) — In Depth Review
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March 19, 2018
UPDATE (4/20/18): Since writing this review more than a month ago, we’ve continued to watch the actions of ECA and we felt it was time to…Continue reading on Medium »

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Tags: Cryptocurrency

Espers (ESP) — In Depth Review
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March 19, 2018
Keeping with our idea of reviewing small cap coins, next on deck is Espers. Espers is a Proof-Of-Work/Proof-Of-Stake (PoW/PoS) hybrid…Continue reading on Medium »

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Tags: Cryptocurrency, Blockchain

Digesting the New Hackett Group Report - "Are your Strategic Sourcing Resources Providing the Best Return?"
LinkedIn
November 20, 2017
Success with Constraints
In a world of constrained resources, procurement has to continue to do more with less, this is no surprise to procurement executives. What is eye opening however, is how out of whack the numbers have gotten with the growth of our respective organizations. Look at the following:

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Tags: Procurement, Supply Chain

3 Influencer Awards
Supply and Demand Chain Executive - Pro to Know 2020
Prnewswire
March 18, 2020
Supply & Demand Chain Executive named four leaders of OMNIA Partners to its annual listing of the 2020 Pros to Know in the supply chain industry. This list includes Senior Vice President of Private Sector, Ara Arslanian, Managing Director, West, Dustin Cochran, Managing Director, Central, Robert Mietus, and Regional Director, Northern Illinois, Scott Dever.

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Tags: Procurement, Supply Chain

Introducing Supply & Demand Chain Executive's 2019 Pros to Know
www.sdcexec.com
February 22, 2019
Supply & Demand Chain Executive announces its annual listing of Pros to Know in the supply chain.

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Tags: Procurement, Supply Chain

Meet the 2017 Pros to Know
https://www.sdcexec.com
February 24, 2017
Meet the 2017 Pros to Know
Supply & Demand Chain Executive announces its annual listing of Pros to Know in the supply chain.

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Tags: Procurement, Supply Chain

2 Media Interviews
Bicara Supply Chain - Challenges Facing the Supply Chain and Procurement Leaders Podcast
Bicara Supply Chain
May 06, 2020
In this episode, we discuss:
What do you believe to be the key challenges facing your customers and their supply chains in the year ahead?
What the advice can you offer to the supply chain & procurement leaders to overcome these challenges ?
At the recent situation where uncertainty is becoming a major issues for many business; what are a top priority they (i.e supply chain & procurement leaders) need to focuses on?

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement, COVID19

Group Purchasing Organization Corporate United Steps Into Travel Procurement
Business Travel News
September 25, 2014
Following its entry into the travel space with a car rental supplier agreement, indirect procurement organization Corporate United plans to pursue deals with other travel categories, deepening its involvement in the segment, executives told Business Travel News.

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Tags: Procurement, Supply Chain

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