We recently sat down with Jake Arnold, head of Suplari customer success, and asked him what he’s been hearing from customers since Suplari became part of Microsoft.
The key question that you must answer in your assessment is what are the specific gaps within your organization and from what maturity level (Beginner to Best in Class) are you starting?
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.
British Telecom Announces BT Sourcing Exciting news from CPO Cyril Pourrat at Suplari, Inc. customer BT. BT has set up a new innovative, AI-led procurement company called BT Sourced. Suplari, Inc. is the core AI-driven intelligence engine for BT‘s procurement team. We are so proud and happy to be with Cyril Pourrat, Adam Brown Siddharth (Sid) Pandey on this amazing journey.
When you peel back the Procurement onion, contracts are often an afterthought or the last piece to add to your Procurement Stack of software. According to McKinsey “the majority of organizations invest relatively limited resources in contract development and vendor management.” A third and equally important pillar of under investment is contract management. Up to … Read More
How does Procurement ensure all savings are recognized by Finance? This is an on-going question of procurement organizations who are trying to validate the worth of their activity to the broader organization.
The economy looks to be improving. There are five key reasons to be optimistic for 2021: COVID-19 vaccines, rising consumer sentiment, optimistic business outlooks, rising manufacturing indices, and a reduce likelihood of a contested election. Budget conservatively, but plan to be agile for upside in 2021.
My grandfather used to say, “If we all give, when we start taking there will be too much to take.” As I sit here, the day before Thanksgiving, thinking about 2020 and what we have to be thankful for there is much reflection to be had. Zero years are the last of a decade or … Read More
As the Head of our Customer Success team at Suplari, I have the privilege of speaking with many of our current clients each week, even in this crisis. In the past month or so we have all seen a sudden shift in business priorities. The normal flow of strategic sourcing, long term supplier negotiations, and … Read More