“To get access to this level of contact is very difficult to achieve in any other way. This was a great vehicle to do so 3 months work in 2 days!”Commercial Director, and Sales Manager Corporate and Government, LexisNexis
“The one to one business meetings are key to our large value business development”Sales & Marketing Director UK, Easy Software
CPO Exchange 2012 Solution Provider Profiles:
Barclaycard Commercial is at the forefront of developments in the commercial card industry, with a proud 40 year track record of innovation. As a leading provider of Visa Commercial Cards in Europe we have brought to market a significant number of payment innovations, and in recent years, moved away from the concept of plastic cards towards payment solutions that fully integrate into the end-to-end value chain.
We have adopted a Fresh Thinking approach to business-to-business payments, extending our solution set to cover both new categories of spend and addressing the specific requirements of new segments within our customers’ overall expenditure.
Our portfolio of solutions includes plastic purchasing cards as well as embedded and virtual cards, rendering many manual invoice settlements, credit checks and other time consuming processes redundant, reducing your administration costs.
Our solutions are supported by our online platforms, Online Services and our new system -Barclaycard Spend Management - which offers card administration, expense workflow management and sophisticated reporting in over 15 languages.
buyingTeam is a procurement outsourcer and solutions provider, bringing extraordinary benefits to blue chip organisations across Europe and North America via an innovative knowledge-based shared services model. Fundamental to our success is how we change the way our clients think about procurement, redefining it as an indispensable strategic tool at the heart of the business. By doing so, we release procurement’s potential to make our clients leaner, fitter, stronger organisations.
Having grown at more than 25% a year for over five years, we are now the largest shared services procurement operation in Europe, constantly building and sharing our expertise across hundreds of categories and delivering an average saving, on total expenditure, of 8% - 15% back to our clients.
Our mission is to release procurement’s potential, redefine it, move it to the heart of business, and make our clients leaner, fitter, and stronger as a result.
Our vision is a world in which procurement has been redefined as an indispensable strategic tool at the heart of every business.
Read more at www.buyingteam.com
Making our customer’s progress possible.
For over 80 years, Caterpillar Logistics Services Inc.
(Cat Logistics) has provided world-class supply chain solutions to its parent company (Caterpillar Inc). Today, Cat Logistics provides the benefits of this considerable experience and know-how to 65 corporations, operates 105 facilities in 25 countries, and offers full end-to-end supply chain solutions. Sectors served include Automotive, Industrial, MRO, Aerospace, Consumer durables, High-Technology, and Manufacturing Logistics.
Cat Logistics leverages and continuously improves the capabilities gained in providing industry-leading service parts and manufacturing logistics support to customers throughout the world. Our longest-standing customer dates back to 1987, and we pride ourselves on the longevity and success of our long-term business relationships.
Cat Logistics provides integrated logistics solutions to clients in time-sensitive, service-critical businesses. These solutions address supply chain strategy and network design, as well as the functional capabilities essential for outstanding operational performance, improved customer service and substantial cost savings. Cat Logistics’ spectrum of services includes supply chain strategy & network design, systems & technology, warehouse and operations management, inventory and transportation management, inbound manufacturing and reverse logistics.
Most transformation programmes fail as a result of focusing on “what” needs changing, whilst failing to understand “how to” effect the changes, as well as the internal capability of the business to make them sustainable.
ConsultAvila’s approach is to start with a rigorous review of your business and its challenges, focusing in understanding the underlying causes, not just the symptoms, whilst delivering real solutions and significant results at pace.
We work with our clients, transforming their business by restructuring operations and business processes, whilst developing new ways of working and leadership capability, resulting in real and sustainable improvements of performance.
Dr Jose Guzman-Bello, ConsultAvila’s owner and founder, and Dr Andrew Kearns are business transformation professionals. Dr Andrew Kearns is an expert in managing and executing organisational change. Both, Andrew and Jose have over 25 years of experience in developing and delivering major change programmes, working at executive level with business facing complex and difficult issues. Before moving into consultancy, they held positions at executive levels in global organisations involved in the highly competitive automotive, aerospace, defence and industrial products sectors.
Our approach actively involves the client at all stages of the process, reducing consultancy costs and resulting in:
- Superior transfer of technical and change management skills
- Sustainable and tangible benefits, minimising the risk of "slippage"
- Rapid pay back and exceptional value-for-money
CSi has almost 50 years of experience in improving product handling at the end of production lines everywhere in the world. With CSi's turn key solutions customers save money and improve the quality of packing, palletising, labeling and wrapping their products. The turn key approach includes consultancy, engineering, production, assembly, installation and commissioning. After every successful project CSi offers a broad range of services including 24 hour support, spare parts, modifications, training, safety checks and maintenance contracts. Typical customers are market leaders in Fast Moving Consumer Goods on local and global level.
Innovation, sustainability and always finding the best possible solution for the customer are key aspect in CSi's business approach.
Dragon Sourcing is a procurement service provider that delivers values to client organizations through global sourcing operations. We strive to help clients with their procurement from emerging markets whether for export or for their local requirements. This includes market intelligence, supplier identification, supplier audits, sample development, negotiations, contracting, logistics, quality control & supplier management. The majority of our people are based in our sourcing offices in Shanghai, Hoi Chi Min City, Mumbai, Istanbul, Mexico and Sao Paulo.
ExperBuy offers simple solutions for efficient purchasing.
Specialized in Procurement Outsourcing, ExperBuy provides its customers with tailor-made solutions that reduce purchasing cost and allow your teams to remain concentrated on your core business.
Supported by efficient IT processes, ExperBuy services are built around our belief that it takes a team of well-trained buyers to offer true added value in the BPO market. Thus all decisions at ExperBuy are taken with a “purchaser’s mind”, while adapting to the customer requirements in a fully flexible and pragmatic manner.
With over 20 years of experience in Europe, ExperBuy is a truly international company with operations in Germany, France, China and Romania. With this organization and our global expansion strategy, we have been building a wide supplier base, as well as being present for our customers both in developed and low-cost markets.
In addition to our Procurement Outsourcing solutions, the ExperBuy portfolio includes e-Catalogs, Operational Purchasing Consulting, as well as buyer recruitment and training.
Implement Consulting Group
Implement Consulting Group is a Scandinavian management consulting company with more than 220 consultants in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. We help companies with strategic transformations on a global scale.
Our consultants have profound experience which covers the entire value chain – Strategy & Growth, Operational Excellence, Supply Chain, Sourcing and Procurement, Leadership & Projects as well as IT & Infrastructure. Thus we are positioned to assist companies on all levels of a strategic transformation.
In Sourcing and Procurement we help our clients develop, plan and implement sustainable change that brings about sustainable savings.
We believe that while problems can be complicated, solutions cannot – if they are, they are not solutions, but new problems.
We believe that a solution is not a solution until it has been implemented and has created the intended effect. And we believe that impact is only created through an unconditional focus on both ‘solving the problem’ and ‘making it happen’. To deliver on that value proposition we work every day closely together with our clients, and we call this approach Collaborative Consulting.
Infosys BPO Ltd.
Infosys BPO Ltd. (www.infosysbpo.com), the Business Process Outsourcing subsidiary of Infosys Limited, was set up in April 2002. Infosys BPO focuses on integrated end-to-end outsourcing and delivers transformational benefits to its clients through reduced costs, ongoing productivity improvements, and process reengineering. Infosys BPO operates in India, the Czech Republic, China, the Philippines, Poland, Mexico, USA and Brazil and as on March 31, 2011 employed approximately 18, 947 people. It closed FY 2010-11 with revenues of $426.8 million.
CPOs and CMOs are facing ongoing pressure on their marketing budgets, while at the same time there is an ever-heightening demand on brands to adapt to an increasingly diverse global media landscape. The task today is to find cross-media optimisation solutions to avert the splintering of resources across print, digital and broadcast as well as protect your brand and extend your budget.
Mundocom is an industry-leading company focused on marketing ‘Production Optimisation’ or decoupling. Based in hubs including Paris, London, NYC and Mauritius, we work with the latest digital technologies, supplying services including Brand Design, CGI/Retouching, Digital, Print and Broadcast production.
As the production arm of the Publicis Group Mundocom works closely with agency networks and directly with a range of global and local clients. With unique and scalable web-based workflow solutions, we optimise the production process of our clients across all media, enabling greater efficiency, improved brand control and real cost savings.
The POET AG, founded 1993 in Karlsruhe, is a leading provider of collaborative e-business for the exchange of large and diverse ranges of products. POET operates under the motto: coordinated processes make e-Business between companies successfully. The POET AG is nationally and internationally known as a reliable provider for document exchange in e-procurement and e-commerce solutions.
We deliver the right product information to the right spot at the right time. We help our customers manage their manifold and huge range of products in the best possible way.
We are responsible for the quality and topicality of product data and business documents between many 1000 suppliers and customers and realize and maintain customized order management systems. Large purchasing organizations of leading companies in industry and trade as well as large and small service companies use our e-business solutions.
Spend Radar is a leading software technology company focused solely on conquering the challenges of spend analysis and spend management. Spend Radar was founded to overcome many of the challenges that previous generation spend analysis and data classification solutions fail to address in a complete or optimal way. Our entire focus is to help any organization working with spend or supplier-related data to take action more quickly and effectively, significantly reducing the time spent to create actionable analysis. By enabling organizations to gather and structure complicated, distributed and diverse sets of information in a completely new manner, Spend Radar sets a new standard for data management. Spend Radar customers achieve greater savings faster.
Xchanging Procurement Services (XPS)
Xchanging Procurement Services (XPS) exists to help you deliver superior procurement performance that aligns with your business objectives. With an end-to-end portfolio of capabilities from Sourcing and Spend Management through to Procure-to-Pay we ensure that savings, policy compliance and cost efficiency benefits are embedded in your business. This creates competitive advantage by lowering your costs of sale and administrative expenses and providing your executives the space to focus on strategic activities that add value to the business.
With a global team of specialists of over 600 we are based close to you with offices in the UK, across Continental Europe, North America and Asia. We have saved over £400 million for our customers, conducted over 6,000 sourcing events and process on £5 billion of transactional procurement processes each year.
Our success is built on an exceptional sourcing capability across the world combined with deep process and change management capabilities to help our clients realise the true value that excellent procurement delivers.
Xchanging plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:XCH) and has over 7,500 employees in ten countries, providing services to customers in 48 countries. Our aim is to improve the performance of our customers’ operational processes. This means secure, reliable and efficient business processing, allowing our customers more time to focus on their core business. We specialise in Procurement, Insurance, Financial Services and Technology with processing skills and capabilities applicable to other vertical industry and market sectors.
For more information please visit www.xchanging.com or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Xemptor Consulting Limited is an advisory and training organisation focused on purchasing and procurement strategy development, operations improvement, organisation and skills development and transformation activity. Working with clients’ procurement and other core business functions, we aim to deliver the broadest range of sustainable cost, value and process improvements on their behalf.
Founded in 2007 by directors Mike and Clare Farnworth, each has over 25 years’ purchasing experience in the UK and overseas. Both held senior management positions in procurement in the automotive industry, latterly at BMW Group and Jaguar Land Rover, and have worked subsequently for ‘blue chip’ clients across sectors and industries, including automotive, aerospace, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, transportation, financial services and packaging.
Xemptor Consulting has a wealth of experience in people development, sustainable procurement, change management and supply chain optimisation. Through our work with CIPS, we are leaders in the definition of sustainable procurement principles and best practice.
Solution Provider Categories:
Solution providers at the CPO Exchange 2012 are selected based on the requirements and interests of our delegates. The following solution provider categories are being sought for this Exchange for business meetings with our delegates:
- Procurement Optimisation
- Procurement Integration
- Cloud Procurement Solutions/Services
- Supply Chain Optimisation/Strategic Supply Management
- Strategic Sourcing
- Supplier Management
- Inventory Management
- Category Spend Management
- Enterprise Contract Management
- Procure-to-Pay Solutions
- Cost Control Systems
- Procurement Compliance
- Analytical Solutions
- Risk Modelling Software
- Supplier Risk Management
- Services Procurement
- Change Management Consultancies
- Green Procurement
- Corporate Responsibility Software Solutions
- Data Management
- Data Analysis
- Market Insight & Analysis
- Recruitment & Retention
- Training Services/Solutions