Oct 23, 2017

Ferrero is making procurement sweeter with SAP Ariba

supply chain
chocolate
Laura Mullan
2 min
Through these solutions such as cloud-based applications and its extensive business network, Ferrero hopes to create a simple digital process for managing spend from end to end. 
Leading chocolate maker Ferrero has said that it will implement solutions from SAP Ariba to help drive efficiency and simplicity in its sup...

Leading chocolate maker Ferrero has said that it will implement solutions from SAP Ariba to help drive efficiency and simplicity in its supply chain.
 
Through these solutions such as cloud-based applications and its extensive business network, Ferrero hopes to create a simple digital process for managing spend from end to end. 

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“For years we tackled procurement using different systems and applications,” said a Ferrero Group’s spokesperson. 
 
“We are sure that now, through an integrated platform on which we can consolidate all of our spend and collaborate with a global network of partners on everything from sourcing and orders through invoicing and payment, we will better achieve our goals.”
 
The move comes as Ferrero, the world’s third-largest chocolate manufacturer, attempts to further manage cost and risk.
 
“Procurement isn’t a discrete function that can be performed in silos. To do it well requires an integrated, digital approach,” said Paul Devlin, General Manager, SAP Ariba, EMEA and MEE. 
 
“In embracing SAP Ariba’s solutions, innovative companies like Ferrero can manage the entire buying process from source to settle, while controlling their spend, minimising their risk, identifying new sources of savings and building a healthy, sustainable supply chain – all in one place.”
 
Ferrero will connect to the company’s Ariba Network and will use a range of cloud-based applications delivered on it to create a comprehensive source-to-settle process that is simple, smart and compliant.
 

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Jul 25, 2021

People Moves: Kuehne+Nagel, Asuccini, Algo

supplychain
Procurement
KuehneNagel
Logistics
2 min
Stay up to date on the latest supply chain executive moves and promotions, including Kuehne+Nagel, Algo, and Asuccini LLC

Peer Gjeow Rasmussen

Kuehne+Nagel


Was: Managing Director, Kuehne+Nagel India
Now: Managing Director, Kuehne+Nagel Singapore and Malaysia 

Skilled in freight forwarding, logistics management, and international logistics, Peer Gjeow Rasmussen has worked for almost two decades to make Kuehne+Nagel a global leader in supply chain. With experience in Thailand, China, Denmark, the USA, and India, Rasmussen is poised to excel in the company’s diverse Singapore and Malaysia divisions. Said Jens Drewes, President of Kuehne+Nagel Asia-Pacific: "Peer’s proven leadership will ensure continued strategic growth and success." 

 

Heidi Turk

Algo


Was: SVP Supply Chain, NBC Universal
Now: Chief Customer Success Officer, Algo


Heidi Turk has been named Chief Customer Success Officer at Algo, a leading supply chain intelligence SaaS solutions provider. Prior to joining Algo, Turk spent the 23 years with NBC Universal, most recently as SVP Supply Chain.

Amjad Hussain, Chairman, founder and CEO, said: “Heidi’s deep knowledge of hard-goods manufacturing, distribution and retail channel operations will take Algo's white-glove, customer-centric service and support to the next level."


Jim Vrtis

Asuccini 


Now: Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, Asuccini

Jim Vrtis has been elected to the board of directors at Asuccini LLC, the leading international logistics transportation management software company. Vrtis will join as the Vice Chairman, and continue his role as CEO at Artemis ABA Inc. 

Vrtis has more than 20 years of industry experience working in transportation and logistics. Ashkan Shamili, Founder & CEO, said: “With the addition of Jim to our Board, we are committed to providing our customers with an innovative customised transportation management system built in the Salesforce cloud and tailored to the way our customers run their business.”

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