Arcadis calls in Jaggaer to drive digital procurement transformation
Independent spend management specialist JAGGAER is digitally transforming the procurement and supplier management processes for Arcadis Italia, the global design and consultancy firm.
Using the JAGGAER Advantage platform, Arcadis Italia has been able to implement fully-traceable, transparent, and efficient procurement processes, in addition to offering suppliers the opportunity to apply online directly through the Arcadis Italia portal.
In just over two months following the implementation of the platform, the Arcadis Italia portal has already published 22 requests for quotations and registered over 400 suppliers.
“The management of suppliers is a priority for Arcadis Italia,” said Roberto Talotta, Country Leader and Managing Director Arcadis Italia.
“The JAGGAER Advantage platform allows us to qualify suppliers based on our objective parameters – for example, the possession of certain certifications – ensuring adherence to the selection requirements.
“We also introduced scoring systems and collaborative assessment mechanisms of technical offers involving different company departments to ensure impartiality and compliance in the supplier assessment processes in particularly complex areas, such as tenders for public-sector job orders.”
The platform was implemented in four weeks and is being already widely used by the procurement department and suppliers.
“Speed in implementation was a key factor in the choice of JAGGAER Advantage together with full compatibility with the ERP technologies of Arcadis,” said Massimiliano Masiero, Senior Procurement Manager, Arcadis Italia.
Ezio Melzi, JAGGAER Advantage Managing Director, said: “We have developed eProcurement projects for many companies in the engineering and construction industry worldwide.
“This expertise has allowed us to offer Arcadis Italia a sourcing and vendor management technology that adheres to the company's processes, which is high-performing and easy to use by both the buyer and supplier.”
Accenture Acquires SCM Software Firm Blue Horseshoe
Accenture has announced its acquisition of Blue Horseshoe, a US-based supply chain management software provider and consultancy firm.
Upon completion, Blue Horseshoe’s 349 professionals will join Accenture’s Supply Chain & Operations group, expanding the professional services group’s capabilities to create more interconnected and resilient supply chains for clients.
“To be competitive, companies need to transform their supply chains to deliver the innovative and hyper-personalised products, services and experiences that are in high demand—and fulfilment is core to that transformation,” said Renato Scaff, Accenture’s Supply Chain & Operations North America lead. “Blue Horseshoe’s deep fulfilment consulting experience and methodologies support Accenture’s vision for building customer-centric, resilient and responsible supply chains that benefit people, society and the planet.”
Who are Blue Horseshoe?
- Founded: 2001
- CEO: Chris Cason
- Employees: 349
- Offices: 4 in USA, 1 in Amsterdam, 1 in Estonia
- Key customers: Lids, Pabst Brewing Co., Half Price Books, Britax, Major Brands
Founded in 2001 in Indiana, USA, Blue Horseshoe now operates from six offices across the US and Europe. The company provides cloud-based solutions for supply chain management, ERP, warehouse management and transportation management systems, including its own Supply Chain Cloud platform, as well as Oracle NetSuite and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management as a Microsoft Inner Circle Partner.
Blue Horseshoe specialises in fulfilment and distribution solutions, with expertise in the food and beverage, consumer packaged goods, and retail distribution industries. Over the past 20 years, the company has improved around 700 supply chains, including those of leading companies such as fashion retailer Lids, cosmetics company Regis Corporation, Pabst Brewing Co., and family-owned bookstore chain Half Price Books.
“For two decades, we’ve worked with clients to build connectedness, efficiency and automation across their enterprise and supply chain operations,” said Chris Cason, CEO, Blue Horseshoe. “As part of Accenture, we will bring increased scale and combined expertise to help clients put in place next generation supply chain and fulfillment strategies that meet customer expectations and support business growth.”
Accenture's acquisition of Blue Horseshoe is subject to customary closing conditions.