In a previous post, we talked about supplier adoption as a percentage of the total supply base and how it will enable you to build a dynamic supply network that will deliver increased savings to your organization’s bottom line.
One of the critical elements towards achieving this goal, as well as maximizing the return for all stakeholders including suppliers, is linked directly to engagement, and more precisely accessibility.
“Moreover, as the entire system sits on top of Intel’s RosettaNet implementation, all of the mid-tier (and smaller suppliers) that were initially overlooked by this program, given the integration and suggested volume requirements, can now take advantage of the similar connectivity automation that Intel’s largest suppliers do.” – Intel Case Study
In a just published case study titled “Procurement Information Architecture and B2B Connectivity: Intel takes RosettaNet into the Future” by Spend Matters’ Jason Busch, the author provides an in-depth look into how Intel is leveraging an “intelligent hub” using the Nipendo platform to create a level of supplier accessibility that was otherwise unheard of in the industry.
While I would encourage you to download a copy of this report to get the details surrounding this important case study, one thing is certain – by maximizing supplier accessibility to Intel business, the benefits extend well beyond the immediate stakeholders. The fact that Intel, which employs more than 8,000 workers, purchases approximately $5 billion in goods and services means that the company supports both directly and indirectly 25,000 workers. In this context, Nipendo is obviously proud to be a critical component of Intel’s B2B connectivity architecture.