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Complex Sourcing: Are You ready?

In his latest White Paper, Dr Michael Lamoureux examines what exactly constitutes complexity in sourcing - it's not as simple as it sounds.  For example, size isn't everything and some categories that have traditionally been considered 'simple' exhibit all the hallmarks of complexity and companies who do not embrace this complexity are missing out.

The paper also provides guidance on what you should look for from a strategic sourcing platform in order to source complex categories effectively.

Download the white paper here - Complex Sourcing: Are You Ready?


Congratulations to Tetra Pak team for ‘Operational Excellence Award’ win

Working with Trade Extensions and its eSourcing and optimisation platform, TESS™, Tetra Laval’s Group Transport & Travel team win the ‘Operational Excellence’ category in Tetra Pak’s annual ‘Excellence Awards Programme’. 

The ‘Excellence Awards Programme’ recognises exceptional teams and individuals across Tetra Pak and the ‘Operational Excellence Award’ rewards systematic and long-term improvements to its ways of working. 

The Group Transport & Travel team secured the award for implementing an eSourcing solution and taking a significant step towards achieving Tetra Pak’s strategic goal of ‘professionalising purchasing’ by automating the process for receiving, analysing and evaluating tenders from logistics suppliers.

Congratulations to everyone involved and read the full story here.


See your air freight savings take off

In the latest Perspective, Trade Extensions, Sales Director - UK & Ireland, Mike Coburn explains how TESS enables air freight and parcel carriers to make offers using their own pricing structures and for buyers to compare all the offers received on a like-for-like basis. 

By not imposing a standardised pricing structure, buyers can reduce costs because carriers can bid more accurately and without having to inflate bids to take into account any approximations and assumptions they were forced to make. 

Read the full Perspective here.


'Top 50 Provider to Know' for the second year

Trade Extensions is recognised by leading industry blog Spend Matters and has been identified as a ‘Top 50 Provider to Know’ for the second year running.

The ‘Top 50 Providers to Know 2015’ list is collated by Spend Matters team of experts and indicates to procurement practitioners, advisors, or consultants that a company is “worth knowing or taking a look at”. 

Trade Extensions, CEO, Garry Mansell said, “Being a ‘Top Provider to Know’ is recognition of our technology, satisfied clients and our impressive growth over the last few years.  As Spend Matters said last year, ‘there is simply no other provider like Trade Extensions that we’ve come across.*’”

Read more on Spend Matters ‘Top 50 Providers to Know'.

Trade Extensions entry in the Spend Matters Almanac. 

*11 August 2014,  Spend Matters 50/50: Trade Extensions – A Provider to Know.


New Sales Director for Germany and Eastern Europe

Trade Extensions has appointed its first permanent Sales Director for Germany and Eastern Europe.  Fabian Floto joins from CombineNet/ Sciquest where he was Director for Germany.  He begins his role today - 1 May 2015 

Fabian will be responsible for developing customers in Germany and Eastern Europe and he knows the market intimately following his time working in a similar position for Sciquest.

Fabian said,

This is a great opportunity for me and I am excited to be able to combine my experience in this market with the most powerful and flexible eSourcing and optimisation platform available.

Trade Extensions, CEO, Garry Mansell, said, “Fabian joining is the second of two key European appointments we have made this year, the first being a dedicated UK market director, and we expect these appointments to drive the growth of the business significantly.”