The 800-Pound Gorilla Has Left the Building

  • Bonnie Keith
  • Kate Vitasek
  • Karl Manrodt
  • Jeanne Kling


Julie—not her real name—came from humble beginnings in London. She put herself through vocational college and received a one-year criminaljustice specialist certificate. The degree came in handy when she landed a security job at a Fortune 100 company. Julie was excited when she was promoted to work in procurement— managing contract compliance for the firm’s security contracts. This was a big deal when you consider the firm had hundreds of locations throughout the world and virtually all security functions were outsourced to third-party security companies, such as Securitas, Brinks, and many smaller local firms.


Procurement Organization Transaction Cost Economic Supply Relationship Chief Operate Officer Purchasing Strategy 
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  • Bonnie Keith
  • Kate Vitasek
  • Karl Manrodt
  • Jeanne Kling

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