May 17, 2020

Insight Sourcing Group appoints Cynthia Dautrich to its advisory board

Chief Procurement Officer
DXC Technology
Accenture
Kimberly-Clark
Sophie Chapman
2 min
Cynthia Dautrich, DXC Technology's Vice President of Supply Chain and Chief Procurement Officer, joins Insight Sourcing Group
The procurement consulting group, Insight Sourcing Group, has appointed Cynthia Dautrich as a member of its advisory board of directors.

Dautrich is th...

The procurement consulting group, Insight Sourcing Group, has appointed Cynthia Dautrich as a member of its advisory board of directors.

Dautrich is the Vice President of Supply Chain and Chief Procurement Officer at DXC Technology, a Fortune 500 IT firm.

The company was the result of a merger between Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) and the Enterprise Services business of Hewlett Packard Enterprise in 2017.

The VP has more than 30 years of experience, having worked as the Chief Procurement Officer at Kimberly-Clark, GMAC, and Accenture.

Whilst working at the US-based personal care company, Dautrich was responsible for more than US$15bn of Kimberly-Clark’s direct and indirect spending.

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When CPO at the firm, between 2010 and 2016, Dautrich led the creation of the new global procurement organisation, saving the company billions of dollars which could then be used for growth.

“We are excited to have Cynthia join our team,” remarked Tom Beaty, CEO and Founder of Insight Sourcing Group.

“The board has been invaluable in our growth and continued success, and we look forward to benefiting from Cynthia’s deep expertise.”

Dautrich graduated from Bucknell University with a BS in Chemical Engineering, and subsequently graduated with a MBA in Strategy and Marketing from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

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Jul 19, 2021

Vizibl: The Future of Supplier Relationship Management (SRM)

Vizibl
Procurement
SRM
supplychain
3 min
How Vizibl is pioneering the future of SRM with more open and collaborative relationships between procurement organisations and their suppliers

Even the best procurement team on the planet can only derive so much value from their suppliers by tinkering with spreadsheets or negotiating another half-percent-per-unit from a regular bulk-buy. 

The value of relationships count in today’s fast-paced and disrupted business environment, where partnerships, future efficiencies and risk mitigation are just as vital a measure of an organisation’s maturing procurement organisation as overhead reduction.  

A recent McKinsey survey into 100 large organisations found that the more cooperative an organisation, the more financially competitive it could become. "Companies with advanced supplier-collaboration capabilities tend to outperform their peers,” it found, but also admitted that this value is not a simple thing to access. 


Visibl is a company built from the ground up with the philosophy of ‘delivering mutual value' in mind. Its digital procurement platform is designed to place collaboration at the centre of supplier relationships. Greater transparency for all stakeholders not only simplifies and quantifies contractual obligations, but also provides opportunities to discover and align on common goals and business objectives.

How does Vizibl’s platform work? 


Vizibl’s supplier relationship management platform feeds off data. By leveraging data from existing enterprise applications such as ERP, P2P, risk management, or project management systems, all stakeholders can share a central source of truth. The result is greater transparency, visibility and accountability on both sides of a contract. The platform is divided into several focus areas: 

  • Vizibl Relationships: This system helps organisations move beyond transactional interactions with their suppliers, instead building trust and applying a governance framework that is both scalable and consistent to better support core business objectives. 
  • Vizibl Workspace: Operating in one virtual workspace removes friction in collaborative endeavours and aligned initiatives. Vizibl Workspace enables partners to drive goals together, whether improved cost-savings, ESG commitments, new product launches or boosting operational efficiency. 
  • Vizibl Reporting: Measuring results is critical in achieving business objectives, forward planning and risk management. This system helps business leaders leverage actionable data to quantify and drive initiatives, support and mange supplier performance, and understand true ROI. 



Key Vizibl customers: Heineken, Vodafone, Astellas 

“Gartner lists supplier collaboration as supply chain leaders’ number one focus to solve for agility and resilience”

Speaking to SupplyChainDigital.com earlier this year in June, Mark Perera, CEO and co-founder of Vizibl said: “We work with companies across multiple industries, but regardless of sector, we really see agility and resilience as overarching topic areas in the supply chain. From a resilience perspective, that’s both in terms of operational resilience, but also strategic resilience; we see organisations looking at implementing the desired levels of flexibility and the ability to change with demand, as they look towards the future of their company.”

“Gartner lists supplier collaboration as supply chain leaders’ number one focus to solve for agility and resilience,” he added. “The mindset and process change to switch to a supplier collaboration model will be a challenge for organisations that are falling behind.” 

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