banner_ism_ariba_700x130.gifAre you finding it challenging to quickly identify new suppliers? Are unplanned purchases keeping you up at night? Are you struggling to find suppliers that match your company's diversity initiatives? If you answered yes to any of these questions, here's something that might be of interest to you: The Institute of Supply Management (ISM) is hosting a free webinar called "New Supplier Identification - Reinventing the Process." The one-hour streaming-only event, which is sponsored by Ariba, will deal with all of these issues and present effective solutions that reinvent the supplier identification process.


Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Time: 11:00 AM PDT | 2:00 PM EDT

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From the ISM Website:

Identifying new suppliers is a key element that directly impacts your purchasing efficacy. Sourcing, unplanned purchases, spot buys, supplier diversity initiatives and supplier risk management are instances that often require new supplier input and those situations  mandate a quick  response to ensure streamlined processes. Internet searches, tradeshows  and cold calling continue to be the typical methods of identifying new suppliers but new approaches now exist. Attend the web seminar on October 26th and discover these effective solutions that include intelligent matching tools that accurately identify suppliers who meet your needs.


Learning Objectives:

  • Reduce the time and cost of traditional supplier identification and qualification methods by up to 90%
  • Efficiently manage online business postings, sourcing, bidding, and awarding of contracts
  • Utilize rich supplier information for improved and more informed decision-making
  • Reduce sourcing cycle cost consumed by supplier discovery and qualification, which makes up 30-50% of the overall cost


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Register now for this free event to learn more about how your company can leverage cutting-edge supplier identification tools!