Packaging Sourcing Optimization and Automation

Keelvar is ideally suited to help packaging materials buyers arrive at optimal supplier award decisions more efficiently to assist their packaging procurment porcess.


Better sourcing outcomes for packaging procurement

Sourcing packaging materials is a crucial, high-stakes category for many manufacturers from food to pharmaceuticals. Companies use Keelvar to efficiently source materials such as bottles, vials, labels, cartons, corrugate, flex films, and pallets, to drive better sourcing outcomes balancing cost, risk and total value.

Packaging buyers use Keelvar optimization and automation that delivers

Ease of event creation

Event auto-piloting

Flexible bid data collection

Supplier bid data validation

Real-time bid feedback

Robust cost modeling

Award scenarios analysis

Speedy spot buys

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Why Keelvar for packaging procurement?


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 packaging spot buys with automated sourcing bots.

Efficiency and tracing

Boost agility by conducting a range of packaging sourcing events quickly, with intuitive reporting.

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 generic e-sourcing tools.


Easily integrate with other upstream and downstream systems via API.

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KK Wind Solutions

KK Wind Solutions streamlined their direct materials sourcing process.

2,000 - 2,500

Number of RFQs annually they negotiate with suppliers in just a few clicks

Packaging sourcing complexities and decision factors

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

Wide-ranging supplier options

Types of suppliers by item

Alternative materials
and specifications

Sustainable & CSR sourcing factors

Varying units of measure

Varying minimum
order quantities

Varying capacity constraints by location

Discounts by volume and bundled offers

Detailed pricing breakdowns and tiers

Supplier preferences
(by plant, item, etc)

Contract term options

Size of spends: tactical, strategic, or tail spend

Packaging procurement success stories
What our customers say about us

“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

“As one of the early adopters of Keelvar’s AI sourcing solution, 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)

“The promise of savings since the beginning was very important for us to gain adoption, and that promise was very well fulfilled since the first event.”

Carlos Peña, Digital Procurement Leader - Grupo Nutresa

Packaging procurement resources

Sourcing Optimization

Drive better sourcing outcomes for strategic spend

Autonomous Sourcing

Extend sourcing best practices to the entire business