SOURCE: Emptoris, Inc.

Emptoris, Inc.

February 13, 2009 12:35 ET

"Turning the Downturn Around: How Mastering Procurement Can Help Companies Achieve Their Financial Objectives"

Online Seminar Featuring Gregg Brandyberry of GSK and Professor Donavon Favre of North Carolina State University

BURLINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - February 13, 2009) - Emptoris, a leading provider of enterprise supply and contract management software, in conjunction with SciQuest, a global leader empowering enterprises to realize the potential of strategic procurement, will present an online seminar titled, "Turning the Downturn Around: How Mastering Procurement Can Help Companies Achieve Their Financial Objectives."

In the seminar, Gregg Brandyberry, Vice President, Procurement Global Systems and Operations at GlaxoSmithKline will share his insights regarding best practices in procurement, including an examination of key strategies in spend analysis, advanced sourcing, contract management and e-procurement. The session will include discussion of:

-- Controlling costs within your supply base without impacting research
   and development
-- Minimizing supply base risk using fewer resources
-- Accelerating product development through efficient procurement
-- Maximizing the total value of your supplier base
-- Realizing immediate, sustainable value through strategic procurement

The session will be moderated by Donavon Favre, Professor, Supply Chain Management at North Carolina State University. The session will take place on Thursday, February 19th at 1:00 PM Eastern Time and be available for download thereafter. To register for the webinar, please visit

"Facing recession, a credit crisis and possible supplier restructurings and bankruptcies, procurement executives are being pushed, more than ever, to stretch constrained budgets, reduce risks and spend smarter while getting more value from their supplier base. In this environment, time is of the essence, mistakes can be costly and you need to maximize every tool at your disposal," said Sean Correll, Director of Sourcing Consulting Services at Emptoris, Inc. "Mastering procurement, and the application of best-in-class technologies, can help companies meet these challenges, and achieve their broader financial objectives, even in the current economic environment."

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. For further information, visit

About SciQuest

SciQuest's procurement automation and supplier enablement solutions empower leading organizations to realize the potential of strategic procurement. The company's specialized knowledge, on-demand software, and service-first approach enable public and private enterprises across the globe to manage spend, drive ROI, and advance their critical missions. For further information on SciQuest visit

Contact Information

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