In the News
CombineNet, Inc. and our advanced sourcing technology and customers are featured in a number of trade and business publications worldwide.
Supply Chain Brain — May 15, 2013
CombineNet’s senior vice president of strategic sourcing discusses how more retailers today are looking at the way they manage their non-merchandising indirect spends, and procurement transformation is increasingly coming into the conversation.
Buyer’s Meeting Point — May 3, 2013
Recap of CombineNet’s recent webinar featuring the CPO of the Kellogg Company and the outcomes of their first wave in a new Procurement Transformation effort.
Global Logistics Media — April 13, 2013
CombineNet’s director of product marketing takes a look at some of the complex questions logistics procurement teams should be asking — and can answer when using advanced e-sourcing technology
Supply Management/CIPS Blog — March 27, 2013
CombineNet’s CEO reviews specific areas where advanced sourcing solutions can boost procurement transformation initiatives.
Buyers Meeting Point — March 21, 2013
In this article learn how CombineNet's retail customers are taking a new approach to strategic sourcing of indirect categories allowing them to tap into undiscovered savings in often "mature" categories.
Beauty Packaging — February 19, 2013
Senior vice president of strategic sourcing at CombineNet makes the case for using advanced e-sourcing solutions to make the sourcing of packaging materials more efficient.
Spend Matters PRO — January 24, 2013
CombineNet is the only sourcing solution provider named to the list. Learn more about what Spend Matters had to say.
Supply Chain Management Review — January 17, 2013
The former senior executive for Johnson & Johnson promises to place an emphasis on spend management.
SCM Operations — January 2013
In this blog dedicated to Supply Chain Management operations topics, CombineNet is named to a top 30 list of companies focused on innovative research and development efforts that drive solutions for supply chain-based companies.
My Purchasing Center — December 17, 2012
CombineNet's VP of Product Management describes strategies to drive improvements to the sourcing analytics process.
Buyers Meeting Point — December 14, 2012
In this article Buyers Meeting Point discusses the featured webinar hosted by CombineNet.
CPO Event Blog — December 13, 2012
Discussion of what CPOs can do to assess the best e-sourcing strategy and technology solution to support their overall procurement strategies.
GCI Magazine (Global Cosmetics) — November 13, 2012
Beauty companies know that packaging can make all the difference in how well their products move off the shelves. But new materials and design don’t only impact the consumer’s senses. They also can mean big changes to the production of products, and beauty brand owners can’t lose sight of important product aspects like the shelf life and safety that packaging addresses. In this article, CombineNet explores with GCI Magazine how closer collaboration with Procurement and use of advanced sourcing strategies can help capitalize on supplier innovations and drive improvements for packaging categories.
Food Manufacturing — November 11, 2012
In this CombineNet-authored article, sourcing professionals in the food manufacturing industry learn how they can best leverage e-sourcing technology to drive better results for their supply chains.
Spend Matters UK/Europe — October 22, 2012
Spend Matters recently met up with CombineNet and customer Reckitt Benckiser to discuss their use of advanced e-sourcing technology for media and advertising procurement.
Supply & Demand Chain Executive — October 9, 2012
CombineNet’s latest sourcing software release features improvements to supplier bidding and greater buyer control over assigned awards.
Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) — August 2012
In this in-depth 12-page profile of CombineNet, TEC looks at the story of CombineNet and our laser-focused offering in strategic sourcing optimization and bid evaluations.
Healthcare Matters — August 3, 2012
CombineNet congratulates its 3PL customers for recent North American 3PL Awards. CombineNet’s sweet spot has long been in the area of sourcing transportation services. The company’s solutions are best-in-class, as advertised, and should be short listed by any company looking to make improvements in sourcing logistics.
SupplyChainBrain — June 12, 2012
Low-cost apparel retailer Primark wasn't content with just a tool for capturing ocean transportation bids. It needed a reliable way to commit weekly business to select carriers so they would be available when it needed them prior to the peak holiday shopping season, and turned to CombineNet ASAP®.
SupplyChainBrain — April 2, 2012
Penned by Steve Brooke, Chief Technology Officer of CombineNet, this article looks at how the ever-increasingly complex and global supply chain is placing new requirements on sourcing and supplier collaboration in the RFP process.
Spend Matters — February 23, 2012
Part one of Jason Busch's review of CombineNet's partnership announcements with Spend Radar and Upside Software.
Spend Matters — February 8, 2012
Spend Matters provides a review of CombineNet ASAP - the advanced e-sourcing product.
Aberdeen Group – Blogs — February 7, 2012
Aberdeen analyst comments on new partnership announcement between CombineNet and Spend Radar that offers the CombineNet Spend Analysis solution.
Buyers Meeting Point Reviews "Taking Strategic Sourcing to the Next Level at A.P. Moller-Maersk" Webinar
Buyers Meeting Point — December 1, 2011
Buyers Meeting Point attends many sales and procurement webinars/webcasts and reviews them to help their readers stay on top of the major themes in procurement and supply chain management. Read their review of CombineNet's recent webinar with Procurement Leaders and our customer A.P. Moller-Maersk.
Supply Chain Matters — November 16, 2011
Bob Ferrari of The Ferrari Research and Consulting Group LLC recaps his recent conversation with CombineNet about the company's e-sourcing product developments and growth in new customers.
SupplyChainBrain — September 22, 2011
CombineNet Inc. has made available several new features in CombineNet ASAP, the vendor's electronic sourcing product.
Supply & Demand Chain Executive — September 15, 2011
The prevalence of Excel use for e-sourcing RFIs and RFPs is surprising, given the availability of e-sourcing and procurement software suites. CombineNet digs in to why this habit persists, why it is detrimental to strategic sourcing, and how to evaluate alternative solutions.
Spend Matters — August 30, 2011
Part two of Q&A with CombineNet's new CTO, Steve Brooke, about his track record in the procurement space, the experience from his CTO role at Procuri that he feels he brings to CombineNet, and his product vision.
Spend Matters — August 25, 2011
Part one of Q&A with CombineNet's new CTO, Steve Brooke, about his track record in the procurement space, the experience from his CTO role at Procuri that he feels he brings to CombineNet, and his product vision.
Pittsburgh Business Times — July 21, 2011
CombineNet talks about its new offering of a free Sourcing Health Check program to help companies identify new areas for e-sourcing process improvements and savings.
Logistics Management — July 17, 2011
CombineNet director of product marketing comments on growing adoption of SaaS products like CombineNet ASAP in light of Gartner's predictions for the SaaS market.
Spreadsheets be Gone: CombineNet Offers an Alternative to Excel for Parsing Transportation Procurement Bid Information
American Shipper — July 2011
Bayer AG's lead ocean buyer talks about their use of CombineNet for improving collection and analysis of transportation bid data from carriers, and CombineNet ASAP's Expressive Bidding capability is highlighted.
Spend Matters UK/Europe — June 28, 2011
Peter Smith describes why "CombineNet has had an excited last 12 months."
Spend Matters — June 23, 2011
In the second part of his coverage on new CombineNet e-sourcing customer usage findings, executive editor Jason Busch talks about broader adoption of advanced sourcing technology and what this may mean for the role of reverse auctions moving forward.
Spend Matters — June 22, 2011
Executive editor Jason Busch takes a close look at recent findings announced from CombineNet on customer sourcing events run in the CombineNet ASAP e-sourcing solution.
SupplyChainBrain — June 15, 2011
In this video interview, CombineNet describes how strategic sourcing and advanced e-sourcing solutions can help with spend management in the volatile markets for commodities and direct materials.
CPO Rising — March 30, 2011
Andrew Bartolini highlights key take-aways from CombineNet's Sourcing Visionaries event and keynote presentation by CombineNet customer Procter & Gamble.
Software Advice — March 7, 2011
The report highlights two key trends that align with CombineNet: the growing demand for "advanced sourcing" tools, and customers' increased prioritization of an application's ease-of-use.
Supply Chain Brain — March 3, 2011
CombineNet Inc. has released version 4.5 of its Advanced Sourcing Application Platform (ASAP).
Supply Chain Brain — January 19, 2011
Following action by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, CombineNet finished 2010 with 16 patents in sourcing optimization in its portfolio.
Pittsburgh Business Times — December 1, 2010
Sourcing software market CombineNet, Inc. adds to its management team with new faces coming on board for sales, marketing, product management, and business development.
Pop City Media — December 1, 2010
CombineNet is capitalizing on advanced sourcing technology that has overcome the initial limitations of the early sourcing enterprises that had revolutionized how businesses buy goods and services.
The New York Times — Sunday Business, November 21, 2010
CombineNet's sourcing technology provides "a level of refinement not seen in years past" for companies including Procter & Gamble, showing the value in today's online supplier marketplaces.
American Shipper — August 2010
CombineNet comments on American Shipper magazine's second annual Transportation Procurement Benchmark Study, and why automation and centralized practices are key themes.
inboundlogistics.com — April 2010
CombineNet's President and COO Rich Wilson answers questions on industry trends and the economy's effect on best practices.
Inside Supply Management Magazine — April 2009
US Postal Service was awarded the R. Gene Richter Award for Leadership and Innovation in Supply Management for its use of CombineNet's sourcing optimization technology across multiple areas of its supply chain.
Spend Matters — October 2008
Spend Matters editor Jason Busch has authored a new Spend Matters Perspective exploring the cost and supply benefits of sustainable sourcing strategies, sponsored by CombineNet.