Fotolia_20649901_XS_wrecking+yard.jpgYou can source just about anything through Ariba Discovery – even used car batteries, which one buyer recently did. The buyer plans to recycle the lead ingot contained in the car batteries to manufacture lead shot. With a contract value between US$1-5 million, this business opportunity would be a major deal for the right supplier.


This is just one example among thousands where companies are using Ariba Discovery to source unusual or hard-to-find items, quickly and efficiently. Rather than wasting time tracking down suppliers of use car batteries (think wrecking yards), this buyer simply posted a request on Ariba Discovery, which then invited matching suppliers to place their bid. When buyers leverage Ariba Discovery, they can save time and effort – and are freed to focus on evaluating and selecting the right supplier.


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