Direct materials sourcing solutions

Keelvar makes it easier for direct materials buyers to optimize their decisions for quality, price, and lowest risk.


Better sourcing outcomes for direct materials sourcing

Sourcing direct materials is challenging if you don’t have the right strategic sourcing solution. There are many factors in an award decision to consider beyond market-fluctuating prices, such as choosing reliable and ethical suppliers, acquiring materials that meet quality standards, reducing supply chain risk, and more. Keelvar Sourcing Optimizer helps you make better decisions balancing cost, risk and total value.

Helping direct materials buyers optimize decisions for quality, price and lowest risk.

Ease of event creation

Event auto-piloting

Flexible bid data collection

Supplier bid data validation

Traffic light feedback

Robust cost modeling

Award scenarios reviews

Speedy spot buys

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Why Keelvar for direct materials sourcing?


Handle everything from spot bids to large RFPs with 100s of SKUs, 10K+ suppliers and millions of bid data.

Automation for spot buys

Enable end users to source directly from suppliers for spot buys with automated sourcing bots.

Supplier friendly

A user-friendly supplier experience that improves competition, quality, savings, compliance and delivery.

Decision quality

Reduce supply chain risk with price and non-price bid analysis for better decision-making.

The right solution

Get more advanced and user-friendly features not found in an ERP, P2P or generic e-sourcing tool.


Easily integrate with other upstream and downstream systems via API.

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KK Wind Solutions

used Keelvar Sourcing Optimizer to secure strong direct material sourcing results for the business.

+400 suppliers

Managed across direct and indirect spend categories

Direct materials sourcing complexities get optimized

Keelvar helps direct materialsbuyers make optimal decisions given a range of category-driven price and non-price inputs.

Supplier incumbency, reliability and quality/risk

Commodity rates and timing

Types of materials being sourced

Quality variations

Number of items and specifications

Geographic price differences

Sustainable and CSR factors

Minimum order quantities

Lead time and just-in-time delivery options

Discounts by volume and bundled offers

Detailed pricing breakdown

Contract and payment term options

 Direct materials sourcing success stories
What our customers say about us

“As one of the early adopters of this AI Ocean Sourcing Solution with Keelvar, I can honestly say it’s been groundbreaking for us in the Coca-Cola System. We now have a structured digital solution to manage all our “Off Tender” requests, removing 100s of emails from our inboxes on a weekly basis.”

Alan Smith, Procurement Director - Global Logistics (CEPG)

“We now have standard elements that can be followed for road transportation events, making it much more efficient for the team, and for leadership.”

Koteswara Rao Malipeddi, Group Senior Category Manager for Logistics - Carlsberg

“We've been using Keelvar since 2019 and currently have three different bots for three different categories. They are highly utilized with very happy users. There are two major things we look for and get with Keelvar. The first is usability and the ease of use for our users to initiate sourcing events. The second is to report, capture and track the data that comes out afterwards.”

Swaroopa Sahu, Senior Digitalization Specialist - Siemens

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