SOURCE: Emptoris

February 13, 2007 15:25 ET

Emptoris Featured in Newly Released Book: "On Demand Supply Management"

Book Examines "World-Class Strategies, Practices and Technologies" in Supply Management

BURLINGTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 13, 2007 -- Emptoris, Inc., the leading provider of enterprise supply and contract management software, today announced that the company's solutions, senior executives and customers have been featured in a new book entitled, "On Demand Supply Management." The book examines "world-class strategies, practices and technologies" in supply management employed by leading global organizations in their drive to improve operations and the bottom-line.

"We're honored to be included in the book, but more importantly we are excited to see ideas and best practices in supply and contract management shared with a wide audience, which can only help to continue to emphasize and elevate their strategic importance within global organizations," said Avner Schneur, Chief Executive Officer of Emptoris. "I highly recommend this book to anyone in the procurement profession -- and to hands-on CEOs and CFOs interested in using supply management to impact the bottom-line."

"'On Demand Supply Management' is a great book on how to successfully implement today's leading edge procurement technologies. It's full of information and new examples of how to make the business case, ensure your technology delivers and re-energize your procurement organization, resulting in new levels of performance," said R. Gregg Brandyberry, Vice President Procurement, Global Systems and Operations, GlaxoSmithKline, the $37 billion pharmaceutical company and a user of Emptoris' supply management software.

"On Demand Supply Management" was written by Robert A. Rudzki, the former CPO of Bayer Corp. and author of a trio of books on business performance improvement; Douglas Smock, former Editor in Chief of Purchasing Magazine and Editorial Director of GlobalCPO; and Stephen Rogers, a 30-year veteran with Proctor & Gamble and a procurement and supplier management consultant. Rudzki also serves on the Advisory Board for Emptoris, Inc. and is the President of Greybeard Advisors, an advisory firm.

"It's evolve or fall behind in our global, fiercely competitive business climate of the 21st Century," said Robert A. Rudzki, co-author of "On Demand Supply Management." "Yet there are strategies and technologies that have allowed companies to consistently thrive in this environment. Best strategies and practices, and best technologies, in global procurement and supply management are essential to success, even more so today."

Rudzki and Smock, along with Mike Katzorke and Shelley Stewart, Jr., previously co-authored the supply management best-seller "Straight to the Bottom Line," which was based on the authors' collective experiences leading transformations at leading global corporations. That book has received high praise from executives at Fortune 500 companies such as Alcoa, Hewlett-Packard, Lucent Technologies and Merck, and from analysts at organizations such as the Aberdeen Group and The Institute for Supply Management (ISM).

Rudzki also recently authored the book "Beat the Odds: Avoid Corporate Death & Build a Resilient Enterprise." "Beat the Odds" examines why great companies fall from leader to follower to road-kill, and explains how leadership teams can avoid that fate, and extend their corporation's life expectancy.

All three books are published and distributed by J. Ross Publishing Inc. Media representatives with potential interest in publishing book reviews or excerpts should contact the publisher via

About Emptoris

Emptoris is the world leader in innovative supply and contract management software solutions that empower enterprises to realize best value and accelerate profitable growth. Emptoris solutions are used by successful Global 2000 companies in every industry. Customers include American Express, Boeing, Dow Corning, GlaxoSmithKline, Motorola, Owens Corning, Toro, UnitedHealthcare, and Vodafone.

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