Reinventing Direct Materials Procurement: E2open And Spend Matters Webinar To Examine New Research Findings

Who: Pierre Mitchell, Chief Research Officer at Spend Matters, and Mondher Ben Hamida, Vice President, Deployment & Analytics at E2open, will discuss the results of a recent survey conducted by Spend Matters and the Institute for Supply Management (ISM).

What: Drawing on the latest research from Spend Matters and ISM, this one hour webinar will explore the strategies, best practices, and lessons learned from leading supply chain practitioners in the direct materials procurement space.

The days of single-tier visibility, BOM-based sourcing, and one-to-one supplier management are over. To keep pace with the changing demands of the marketplace, top supply chain and procurement organizations are pioneering new strategies and technologies designed to support real-time collaboration and process management across multiple tiers of the supply side.

During this one hour webinar, attendees will learn:
  • Which direct procurement capabilities are the most critical to enable broader supply value capture
  • What degrees of procurement influence are associated with top supply-side supply chain processes
  • Which supply performance improvements are most favorably correlated to the adoption of these capabilities (i.e., identifying the key ingredients for a solid business case)

Where: Register for this free, web-based presentation here. Webinar highlights will also be captured on Twitter, using hash tag: #E2openProcurement.

When: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. EDT. A recorded version of the webinar, along with a complimentary copy of the research findings, will be available to attendees following the live event.

About E2open

E2open (NASDAQ: EOPN) is a leading provider of cloud-based, on-demand software solutions enabling enterprises to procure, manufacture, sell, and distribute products more efficiently through collaborative planning and execution across global trading networks. Enterprises use E2open solutions to gain visibility into and control over their trading networks through the real-time information, integrated business processes, and advanced analytics that E2open provides. E2open customers include Celestica, Cisco, Dell, HGST, HP, IBM, L'Oréal, LSI, Motorola Solutions, Seagate, and Vodafone. E2open is headquartered in Foster City, California with operations worldwide. For more information, visit

About Spend Matters

Spend Matters gives an information advantage by providing original thought, insightful analyses, and unbiased opinion that doesn’t hedge, obfuscate, or pander. The Spend Matters family of sites provides concrete recommendations and takeaways to help procurement professionals, consultants, and technology providers make both strategic and tactical decisions. Spend Matters doesn’t just inform on the issues and available technology: it makes you smarter and able to act on them. Find us at

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