SOURCE: Emptoris, Inc.

November 13, 2007 12:39 ET

Emptoris and the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Offer Online Seminar: The On Ramp to Supply and Contract Management

Presentations Provided by Wolters Kluwer, CareFirst and ISM

BURLINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - November 13, 2007) - Emptoris, a leading provider of enterprise supply and contract management software, in conjunction with the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), will present an online seminar examining, "Practical Approaches for Quick, Sustainable Supply and Contract Management Success."

Steve Nied, Vice President, Strategic Sourcing & Operational Excellence for Wolters Kluwer and Peter Stoessel, Director of Administration, Medical Systems and Business Development at CareFirst, along with moderator Roberta Duffy, Director of Executive Programs for ISM's CAPS Research group, will provide insights and guidance on how to on-ramp to a quick and sustainable supply and contract management program, with a focus on the effective use of software technologies.

The seminar will be held on Thursday, November 15th at 2:00 PM Eastern Time and registration is available online at

In this seminar, participants will learn how organizations have established an on-ramp program for supply and contract management, and specifically how to:

--  Start simple and move to more sophisticated approaches as capabilities
--  Understand how to avoid pitfalls that can lead to a dead end
--  Leverage early successes to build the case for expanded programs
--  Use best practices for phased deployment ensuring operational and
    organizational readiness
--  Identify how to minimize risk though controlled implementation

"Organizations such as CareFirst and Wolters Kluwer are among the leaders in the deployment of supply and contract management technologies. Organizations that are considering an on ramp to supply and contract management solutions can learn quite a bit from their collective experiences. With the proper technologies and the proper insights, the road to compliance, visibility and savings can be fast and sustainable," said Avner Schneur, Chief Executive Officer, Emptoris, Inc.

About Emptoris

Emptoris is a 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, ConocoPhillips, GlaxoSmithKline, Kraft, Motorola, Owens Corning, Syngenta, and Vodafone.

Contact Information

  • For further information, contact:
    Dan Cahill
    (917) 617-0106
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