Success Story

Grupo Nutresa Maximizes Savings with Keelvar and SAP Ariba

Harnessing the power of Keelvar Sourcing Optimizer and SAP Ariba side-by-side to tackle as large a range of spends as possible, Groupo Nutresa achieved faster negotiation times and maximized savings along the supply chain for a range of complex categories.

Sourcing Optimization in tandem with SAP Ariba

Colombian food manufacturer Grupo Nutresa had a global supply chain crossing five continents, and they recognized a need to modernize their global sourcing strategy to uncover new savings using tools that could better support a range of spend categories. Adoption was an issue as some team members felt that RFQs could be performed better using legacy tools and spreadsheets.

Grupo Nutresa aimed to achieve faster negotiation times and maximize savings along the supply chain for a range of complex categories. They wanted to increase savings, prevent value leakage, and increase process efficiency across their spend. The customer deployed Keelvar’s Sourcing Optimizer initially for complex packaging before expanding usage of the tool other categories such as MRO, marketing services, and logistics. Later, they integrated Keelvar with SAP Ariba to strategically source more of their spend.

By harnessing Keelvar for complex negotiations and SAP Ariba for simpler ones, Grupo Nutresa increased savings, prevented value leakage, and increased process efficiency across their spend.


savings using optimization in the first event


savings on packaging from multiple events

By optimizing their flexible plastic spend, the customer saw initial savings of 20-25% and has continued to generate savings between 10-15% in this category by leveraging Keelvar’s Sourcing Optimizer for various events.

“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
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