Investing in startups building big GenAI models is a “recipe for waste” says Keelvar CEO Alan Holland
Keelvar CEO Alan Holland on his eventful career path to date and growing the company's staff exponentially within its first decade of operation.
Sourcing leaders plan to embrace workflow automation and artificial intelligence to combat perfect storm of market pressures
Autonomous sourcing pioneer announces partnership with leading supplier data platform to fuel agility amid record supply chain disruption
The push toward nearshoring comes as global supply chains are scrutinizing their supply chains
Dylan Alperin presents Autonomous Sourcing as a solution to the challenges in ocean freight transportation procurement.
Decade of disruption sees companies open to tapping Keelvar’s AI-driven software to get products and components to market in time
Coca-Cola uses Keelvar's AI for supply chain visibility
What started as a ‘pandemic problem’ has quickly evolved into a long-term crisis. Sourcing agility will be key to navigating the volatility.
Keelvar allows customers to canvass an array of direct and indirect procurement bid information from suppliers and then analyze multiple awarding scenarios
Ireland-based Keelvar has landed a $24 million venture capital funding round to expand its reach
Sourcing Automation Pioneer Enables Coca-Cola and Others to Overcome Supply Chain Complexities with New Breed of AI and Machine Learning
Alan Holland warned that attempts to diversify away from Ukrainian neon would not be simple
Alan Holland explains how AI can offer something more immediate, spot and transactional, in these unstable times when agility matters.
“It’s challenging for some companies to understand that meeting sustainability goals and prioritizing low cost isn’t mutually exclusive”
Russian naval forces have closed shipping in and out of one of the few access points to ocean trade in Ukraine, said Dylan Alperin, head of professional services at Keelvar.
Alan Holland, CEO of Keelvar, describes the challenge of measuring the carbon emissions of suppliers in multi-tier global supply chains.
Keelvar CEO Alan Holland on how the Russia-Ukraine conflict will impact wheat supplies and food supply chains.
Ukraine is considered the “breadbasket of Europe,” and an invasion would result in the food supply chain getting “hit hard,” said Alan Holland
Source-to-pay (S2P) digital solutions being driven by pandemic-prompted need to secure sources of supply and to increase supply chain efficiencies
Best-in-class companies are taking action in the face of a changing global landscape that looks poorly on environmental polluters
Air-freight costs for semiconductors could climb 30%: Keelvar
Our series of New Year wishes (rather than 'predictions') for the procurement, supply and services market for the year ahead
Procurement Magazine speaks to Alan Holland, CEO/Founder of Keelvar discussing modernisation in procurement and sourcing
Procurement Magazine speaks to Alan Holland, Keelvar, CEO on his top trends in Procure-to-Pay (P2P) for 2022
Some devastating impacts of climate change are now unavoidable, and the topic of sustainability in procurement is heating up, too.
Environmental sustainability will be an escalating priority for businesses with supply chains, survey shows.
Keelvar recently published the inaugural Voices of Sourcing (2021) report to capture and illuminate the experiences of sourcing in practice at the moment.
In the midst of global disruption, fluctuating demand and supply has driven industry leaders to hold sourcing events more frequently amid the chaos.
Respondents list supply chain bottlenecks, delays, and shortages as top issues that “keep them up at night.”
Respondents list supply chain bottlenecks, delays, and shortages as top issues that “keep them up at night.”
Keelvar research reveals that 90% of procurement and sourcing executives are prioritising the management of supply chain disruptions
Sourcing professionals have revealed high levels of anxiety over current supply chain issues, according to a new report
Half of Sourcing Professionals Say Reacting to Disruptions and Capacity and Supply Constraints Keep Them Up at Night
Keelvar said it has added 11 new customers ending its third quarter; this follows the company’s record growth in the first half of 2021
Increasing sustainability and managing supply chains are the top priorities of sourcing and procurement executives
Nearly 65% professionals say justifying potential cost increases associated with making sustainable decisions remains a roadblock.
One of the world’s largest tech companies and retail giants among new customers
Keelvar's CEO Alan Holland comments - as government leaders and the private sector attempt to address supply chain problems, industry experts say delays, disruptions will last well into 2022.
To withstand the known and unknown challenges of present and future supply chains, companies need to embrace modern procedures and technologies to help ensure business continuity — whatever the circumstances.
Irish Retailers Are Struggling to Secure Christmas Stock as Covid, Brexit and Freight Costs Play Havoc with Supply Chains. Consumers Can Expect Shortages and Price Hikes
A former UCC computer science lecturer, who left the college to start his own company, is warning of significant delays in shipping a range of products around the world which will cost a good deal more than usual, reports Roisin Burke
Global supply chains are creaking under the weight of booming consumer demand.
Pandemic-related product shortages — from computer chips to construction materials — were supposed to be resolved by now. Instead, the world has gained a lesson in the ripple effects of disruption.
Taking an integrated approach to managing supplier relationships can unlock deeper benefits for both buyers and vendors, including product innovation, quality, better service terms and adherence to corporate social responsibility commitments.
Alan Holland, CEO of Keelvar, explains to Container News how automation, digital systems and technology could ease the impact of the global port congestion and mitigate the supply chain disruption.
Optimizing sourcing at a time when rates, transit times and carriers are changing so rapidly is challenging for even the largest firms. For Keelvar, there are few better times to unleash their bots.
AI-enabled procurement solution expands category-smart capabilities to meet specialized shipping needs for logistics buyers
Alan shared his thoughts on scaling sourcing excellence, agents of change, economic injustices, algorithmic mechanism design, moral obligations…Playing Bigger, Strava and Murphy’s.
To learn more about how current sustainability efforts in the food and beverage industry, and the close link between sustainability and supply chain resilience, we interviewed Alan Holland, founder & CEO of intelligent sourcing automation.
As they erase the distractions posed by the pandemic, companies brainstorm new ideas to make their supply chains more sustainable.
Ronan talks to David Clarke about his background, his time with Workday, how Cape Clear got its name, choosing the right name for your startup and what Keelvar does.
Red Business With Jonathan Healy
Automation has moved from purchase to pay processes into more complex areas, and leaders continue to progress faster in adopting next-gen digital technologies.
Company already works with a number of high-profile clients such as BMW, Coca Cola and Novartis
The demand for sustainability is skyrocketing. With 61% of brands claiming an increase in customer demand for sustainability, it’s crucial to drive change where it matters most: the supply chain.
This certification is evidence that Keelvar has met rigorous international standards in ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of Keelvar’s SaaS sourcing products.
New customers span consumer goods, technology, logistics, and healthcare industries
Academic-turned-entrepreneur Alan Holland’s Keelvar is in rapid scaling mode and he believes Cork could be at the centre of the AI revolution.
To get out of a "sourcing rut" of limited options, procurement pioneers can set their teams up for success with the right tech and a roadmap with incremental steps.
Procurement teams are turning to automation to add value and solve problems.
Assistant editor Mackenna Moralez talks with Alan Holland, founder and CEO, Keelvar about how supply chains differ based on their locations.
Alan Holland has a successful tech company on Leeside - here he writes for CorkBeo on Leeside's huge potential
Sourcing automation software designed to help logistics providers compete
Keelvar, an AI-backed sourcing automation provider, announced David Clarke as its new board chair, according to the website independent.ie.
When you are a disrupter in an industry, working to break boundaries with new technologies you have to ask; do your marketing initiatives coincide with your mission?
Former Workday chief technical officer impressed by Cork-based software firm
Former Workday CTO attracted to sourcing automation provider following the company’s record year of growth and expansion
Sourcing Software CEO recognized as outstanding supply chain executive and technology innovator
As global air freight volatility continues, many leading procurement teams are turning to automation and artificial intelligence to combat the turbulence, says Keelvar’s CEO Alan Holland.
The unprecedented scale of disruption caused by the pandemic continues to wreak havoc across global supply chains in the early months of 2021.
How advanced technology is helping procurement departments operate more efficiently and effectively in today’s uncertain business landscape.
A more holistic and compelling business case for investing in automation goes beyond speed and efficiency, to include benefits such as traceability, data quality, process compliance and more.
One of the unanticipated impacts of COVID-19 is a significant increase in demand for shipping.
Keelvar launches intelligent sourcing automation for air freight procurement.
Keelvar, a sourcing automation provider, launched a new air freight sourcing automation solution powered by artificial intelligence.
Ocean freight buyers must quickly put together mini-tenders or spot bid events that are much smaller in scale and spend size but still vital to business operations and continuity.
Keelvar provides new AI-powered ocean freight sourcing automation software to help procurement teams respond in disruptive climates
Competition will pitch procurement bots against human expert with decades of experience
A work style that allows people more autonomy in their work and time to focus without interruption has helped Keelvar function well during the Covid-19 crisis, says founder and chief executive Alan Holland
This week, Adrian talks to Alan Holland, founder and CEO of Cork-based Keelvar, a procurement AI technology firm that recently raised €16m in a funding round.
Former UCC lecturer Alan Holland has turned investor heads with Keelvar, an AI-powered solution for cutting corporate procurement costs.
Keelvar has been witnessing a more urgent demand for advanced sourcing software, and not just since the current pandemic and its impact on the supply chain.
As companies are overwhelmed by torrents of data, they’re turning to automated tools that can dial down the noise and send clear signals to decision-makers.
In April and May, Ardent Partners hosted The CPO Rising 2K20 Virtual Series – The Resiliency Imperative as a way to bring together our global community of procurement, finance, and supply management professionals
Keelvar, a Cork-based procurement and supply chain optimisation company, has announced it is expanding with plans to recruit 40 new workers over the next two years.
Cork-based Keelvar, an industry-leading strategic sourcing software company, has announced that it has raised over 20 million euro in Series A funding led by Elephant and Mosaic Ventures with participation from Paua Ventures.
Demand for the Cork firm’s AI technology has rocketed thanks to Covid-19
When combined in the right way, sensors, resource-management software, warehouse robots and the like can make supply chains leaner and more flexible.
Keelvar provides large enterprises with Advanced Sourcing Optimization software and Intelligent Sourcing Automation that uses AI-enabled Sourcing Bots to fully automate tactical buying processes.
Step forward, Cork, Ireland-based Keelvar, strategic sourcing software company, which today announces that it has raised $18 million in Series A funding led by Elephant Ventures and Mosaic Ventures, with participation from Paua Ventures, enabling th
US-based venture capital firm Elephant and London-based peer Mosaic Ventures have led a $18m series-A round for Keelvar, a procurement software developer based in Ireland, along with participation from Paua Ventures.
Keelvar, an Irish provider of AI-powered sourcing software, has secured €16 million in a round co-led by Elephant Partners and Mosaic Ventures. Paua Ventures also participated in the transaction.
A Cork-based company called Keelvar has raised $18 million in Series A funding led by Elephant and Mosaic Ventures with participation from Paua Ventures.
After securing major funding, Keelvar is set to expand its AI supply chain software in the US and Europe from its base in Cork.
Keelvar, a Cork-based company that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to transform how suppliers engage with large enterprises, has raised $18 million (€16m) in funding to support its expansion plans.
Today Irish startup Keelvar, an advanced AI-driven eSourcing software for supply chains, has announced that it has raised €16 million in Series A funding led by Elephant and Mosaic Ventures, with participation from Paua Ventures.
Cork-based Keelvar, a supply chain automation software, has raised $18 million in Series A funding led by Elephant and Mosaic Ventures with participation from Paua Ventures. The Irish company plans to expand across Europe and into the US.
4 June, Ireland - Cork-based Keelvar, an industry-leading strategic sourcing software company, has announced that it has raised $18 million in Series A funding led by Elephant and Mosaic Ventures with participation from Paua Ventures.