Suplari Customer Nordstrom Press Coverage in SupplyChain Management Review – Transforming Procurement at Nordstrom

March 22, 2021By Nikesh ParekhBlog, COVID-19, CPO Advice, CPO Advice, Tips, Uncategorized

CPO, Karoline Dygas joined Nordstrom in 2019, where, among other things, she supports all of the organization’s indirect spend. At Nordstrom, indirect spend is everything outside of the merchandise sold in the stores. Prior to Nordstrom, Dygas spent five years at Starbucks, where she led the Global Sourcing and Store Development Supply Chain, and before that she was senior director of strategic sourcing at Walgreens.

CPO’s Playbook for Leveraging Data and Innovation to Reinvent Procurement

November 11, 2020By Nikesh ParekhArtificial Intelligence, Blog, CPO Advice, Procurement, Tips

Overview: BT Group Chief Procurement Officer Cyril Pourrat and Sr. Transformation Officer Adam Brown discuss how they are powering “the salesforce of the bottom line” at BT Group using Suplari for spend analytics, spend intelligence and spend agility.  CEO of the Sourcing Industry Group Dawn Tiura interviews Cyril Pourrat, Adam Brown and Suplari CEO Nikesh … Read More

Suplari Connect – Planning, Collaboration & Savings Tracking for Finance and Procurement Teams

November 11, 2020By Nikesh ParekhBlog, News, Press Releases, Procurement

In today’s world of dispersed teams and even entire enterprises, due to COVID, asynchronous communication, planning and collaboration are critical to success. The ability to take action rapidly, based on the data and insights, has separated Suplari customers from the rest. Executive leadership, CPOs, CFOs, procurement and finance teams, needed to swiftly collaborate with suppliers and triage spend as COVID changed the landscape in early 2020.

Strategic CPO Reveals how to use Spend Analytics for Supplier Renegotiations During the Coronavirus Crisis

June 24, 2020By Nikesh ParekhBlog, CPO Advice, Procurement, Tips

Media News Group Chief Procurement Officer Jeff Ball is using spend analytics and Suplari to renegotiate spend and payment terms with his top one hundred suppliers amidst 2020’s coronavirus crisis.  Understanding spend across the enterprise puts him in a better position to negotiate terms.  Suplari insights also enable Media News Group to capture rebates from … Read More

How Procurement Must Lead Through the Coronavirus Recession

April 21, 2020By Jordan JansenBlog, COVID-19, Procurement, Recession

Procurement leaders must urgently spearhead a campaign to help their businesses endure the coronavirus recession and lay a solid foundation that maximizes future business opportunities. This article outlines how procurement teams can formulate effective Cash Management, Supplier Management, Risk Management, and Spend Management Strategies that help mitigate the effects of this (or any future) crisis. … Read More

5 Steps CFOs Can Take Right Now to Get Ahead of a Coronavirus Recession

March 18, 2020By Niki ParekhBlog, COVID-19

As global demand continues to drop for many goods and services, fears of a worldwide slowdown and a “coronavirus recession” loom large over corporate leaders. Chief Financial Officers (CFO’s) are scrambling to do sensitivity analyses to understand their profit outlooks and cash needs. Procurement and sourcing teams can play a significant role in reducing supplier spend and improving cash flow by using spend analysis to leverage data in the ERP, contract management, and procure-to-pay systems