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Beyond the Merchandise: Victories in Retail Indirect Procurement


Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 11:00 AM EDT / 15:00 GMT

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.

There are many complexities involved in the strategic sourcing of facilities spends, transportation and distribution services, and corporate services. Store networks involve often hundreds, even thousands, of locations and are constantly evolving with store openings, closings, and format changes – having many regional and format preferences. Seasonality puts pressure on securing transportation service commitments from carriers and for store facilities support services. Corporate initiatives to drive greater supplier diversity, sustainability and “green” practices, and increased margins add even more challenges.

In this webcast, CombineNet will describe solution success stories delivered to large-scale retailers that have created new victories in indirect procurement. Attendees will hear:
  • How to better tackle complex transportation requirements
  • How to effectively aggregate store facilities spends and preferences to gain improved results
  • How to support sustainability and supplier diversity initiatives in the indirect sourcing
  • process
Bonus Offer: Participants who attend the duration of this webinar will be eligible for CEH credits. They may be applied toward ISM CPSM recertification, CPSD recertification, C.P.M. recertification, and/or A.P.P. reaccreditation program requirements. (Note: ISM does not endorse, certify or sponsor this program or its content.)
 

Speakers:
Jennifer Sikora
VP of Marketing
CombineNet, Inc.
Wes Willoughby
Vice President, Account Management
CombineNet, Inc.

Visit CombineNet at: http://www.combinenet.com

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