DETROIT, June 27, 2016- – Geometric Results, Inc. (GRI) has introduced the Platinum Preferred Partners (P3) supplier program — the first program of its kind in the non-employee labor managed services arena. P3 turns the traditional supplier model upside-down, bringing the MSP and its suppliers together to capitalize on the shared understanding of the MSP landscape and commitment to maintaining the highest level of service. The initial 29 suppliers chosen to participate, all US-based in this first phase, were required to meet strict standards around performance, relationships, pricing, and non-competitive threat.
The program, an original concept devised by Art Knapp, GRI president and Steve Dern, GRI strategic accounts executive, grew out of a desire to create value across the spectrum — for clients, supplier partners, and GRI team members. “We knew this program would allow GRI to create closer working relationships that could yield optimal value and enhanced supplier engagement for clients. The program benefits our clients on multiple levels, from recruiting efficiency to thought leadership and sourcing strategies,” Dern said.
Every P3 supplier was vetted through a rigorous RFI process, so GRI’s clients are assured of a commitment to bringing unmatched service and qualified, reliable candidates to fulfil a wide range of non-employee labor needs. The resulting inaugural group of P3 members represents GRI’s top one percent of suppliers. The program benefits existing and new clients by bringing suppliers to the table that have a mature understanding of how to operate within the structure of a managed solution. Their business models are efficient and effective, with recognition of compliance to program rules and practices.
“We’re confident we have created an elite supplier coalition that operates with the industry’s foremost practices, personnel, and expertise,” Knapp said. The P3 suppliers are more open to providing the best candidates and strategies when working through the program because they understand there is no competitive risk as GRI provides no direct staffing services. “After years of hearing about the diminished value of conflict-free and vendor-neutral, it’s remarkable to experience the positive outcomes from suppliers that understand they are not dealing with a competitor – a company that provides both staffing and MSP services. Our P3 suppliers’ willingness to share great ideas is already providing substantial benefits to our programs and clients. This program is an industry changer.”