Strategic Sourcing Resource Center - Webcasts & Videos on CombineNet & E-Sourcing Topics
Thank you for visiting the CombineNet, Inc. Resource Center. Below is a list of both upcoming webcast events as well as recorded, on-demand webcasts for which you can register to access the presentations.
On-Demand Webinars & Videos:
Consumer foods giant Kellogg Company set out on its Procurement Transformation effort, looking not just for solutions to address organizational and process opportunities, but also for creating quick-hit yet meaningful opportunities to demonstrate sizable value creation to the business.
For major retailers, the procurement of not-for-resale spends is a very critical area for the business: Effective indirect procurement strategy and results directly impact sales profitability, successful store operations, merchandise availability, and supply chain efficiency. In this webcast, CombineNet will describe solution success stories delivered to large-scale retailers that have created new victories in indirect procurement.
Food and beverage industry shippers face unique challenges across the supply chain. From inbound raw materials and specialty ingredients, to outbound finished products, food and beverage products require temperature control, traceability and special handling. Ensuring that the carriers and logistics providers you partner with to manage your freight can provide adequate services levels while keeping costs competitive adds significant complexity to your transportation sourcing activities.
Join this webinar to make a new year’s resolution that your suppliers can celebrate! Suppliers have the greatest direct impact on the results that the sourcing team delivers to their company. CombineNet can help you work more collaboratively with suppliers through an improved and more advanced e-sourcing process to find win-win solutions to common supply challenges. Attendees will learn about using CombineNet for Expressive Bidding®, Expressive Feedback, and the power of Scenario Analysis and Bid Optimization, including featured case study examples.
Have you found that your e-sourcing tool creaks and moans when you try to conform it to your ideal sourcing strategy? Are you haunted by volumes of frightening bid data? Is finding the optimal sourcing decision feeling a bit too much like bobbing for apples? It’s time to escape the e-sourcing house of horrors and find a solution that empowers your team, instead of turning them into spreadsheet zombies.
Attend this Procurement Leaders Executive Webcast to learn how supply chain leader CEVA Logistics is leveraging its procurement function to boost business performance, through the implementation of strategic e-sourcing programs for their critical and complex spend categories. CEVA’s CPO presents advanced e-sourcing case studies highlighting their use of CombineNet ASAP as well as advanced spend analysis solutions.
Join us as we review the fundamental differences and compatibilities between a TMS application and an Advanced E-Sourcing Solution with a discussion and demonstration of how advanced e-sourcing solutions can create the ideal roadmap for more effective transportation management within a TMS. And, learn how an advanced e-sourcing solution can help you and your TMS generate the right balance of cost and service across your supply chain.
Featuring Aberdeen Group's new findings on advanced sourcing usage and results. In this webcast, learn how advanced sourcing technology is used to create new value, quickly, and in the presence of existing investments. Attendees of the full presentation will receive a FREE copy of the Aberdeen Group 2012 strategic sourcing benchmark report (a $395 value!) after the event concludes, courtesy of CombineNet.
In the quest to find more savings opportunities, reduce supply risk, and increase efficiency, procurement teams are tasked with capturing more spend within a formal, strategic e-sourcing program. For many organizations, addressing complex spend categories provides the greatest opportunity for increasing spend under formal management. In this webcast, hear how Trinity Procurement, the global procurement organization of SABMiller, is increasing its coverage of global spend by implementing strategic e-sourcing programs for the brewing giant's most complex spend categories. This webcast includes a LIVE Q&A session with the speakers.
Based in Pittsburgh's Strip District, CombineNet is experiencing tremendous grow by providing supply-chain solutions to companies throughout the nation and world. The 10 year old software company, which now employs 60 people, has expanded its customer base by 70 percent and grew it revenues by one third in 2011. CEO Rich Wilson explains why CombineNet's innovative Expressive Bidding® platform is leading to this explosive growth.
Don't Get Boxed-in by Your e-Sourcing Technology — Strategic Sourcing Best Practices and Technologies for Packaging Materials
This webinar provides a roadmap for instituting best practices for the strategic sourcing of packaging materials, for both new and experienced packaging buyers and sourcing teams. Using a recent case study profiling the success of a mid-sized medical equipment manufacturer, we highlight areas for improvement for most organizations, including where e-sourcing technologies often limit the ability to execute packaging sourcing strategies, and how advanced sourcing and optimization technologies can better support a best practice approach.
Procurement Leaders Executive Webcast Featuring A.P. Moller-Maersk Group: "Taking Strategic Sourcing to the Next Level With Technology"
Maersk procurement's approach has been award winning - recognized in 2010 by Procurement Leaders with the annual "Best use of technology" award. In this executive webcast, learn about the e-sourcing strategy, results and mix of technologies implemented by Maersk Procurement, including their roll-out strategy and adoption status, use of Expressive Bidding and second-generation technology, and a total value approach to e-sourcing. Read the Buyers Meeting Point review of this webinar.
Volatile and rising prices among many commodities are playing havoc with corporate budgets. While companies may have little control over the price of raw materials or fuel, they can find ways to offset these rising costs, says CombineNet. CombineNet uses examples from its customer base to show how strategic sourcing solutions can enable more open communications with suppliers and unleash innovation and value.
A Procurement Leaders Executive Webinar, sponsored by CombineNet
Complex spend categories can be defined in a number of ways, but share the common challenge of needing the right process and right tool to maximize cost savings, enhance supply decisions, and improve productivity. In this Procurement Leaders Executive Webinar, hear how global leader in escalator and elevator products Schindler Group is taming what speaker Doug Else-Jack, VP of Purchasing Excellence and Indirects, calls "their wildest category" - vehicle fleet management, an essential part of their business for successfully servicing their customers worldwide. Learn how Schindler's use of the CombineNet advanced sourcing product is allowing them to tackle this spend area in a whole new way.