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.