Supermarket News Presents Webinar: Secrets to Next Generation E-sourcing Featuring Meijer and Schnuck Markets

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - Jan 26, 2012) - Year after year retailers are in a constant battle to control prices and boost margins. The fear of losing traffic due to competition in this lackluster economy is kicking stores into high gear to find ways to cut costs while maintaining quality, improving efficiencies, and saving millions -- without increasing staff.

"Given the tiny margins that supermarkets typically generate as well as the tight economy and growing competition from a variety of formats, any opportunity for grocers to cut costs needs to be seriously explored," said Michael Garry, technology and operations editor of Supermarket News.

Has your organization developed a standardized approach to e-sourcing? Are you saving on average 18% through your current sourcing efforts?

Supermarket News invites you to the webinar, "Secrets to Next Generation e-Sourcing," Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 2 p.m. EDT, hosted by Intesource, Inc. Learn how industry leaders Meijer and Schnuck Markets maintain a competitive advantage through sourcing excellence including:

  • Implementing an organization-wide sourcing strategy and centralized business process.
  • Creating alignment and employing an evolutionary approach to e-sourcing.
  • How to dig outside the box to find hidden savings opportunities.
  • Employing effective communication between your stakeholders, vendors and sourcing partners.
  • Ways to take advantage and engage with a full service e-sourcing solution.

This webinar features the following experts in the supermarket industry including:

Michael Garry, technology and operations editor, Supermarket News

Tim Cronk, supply chain planner, Meijer, Inc.

John Scherer, director, procurement services, Schnuck Markets

Len Kaplan, vice president of sales, Intesource, Inc.

Who should attend this complimentary webinar event? Anyone in an organization tasked with cutting costs, improving efficiencies, or simply looking to improve their organization's overall success in the marketplace.

Take this opportunity to learn how you can capture savings that will make a direct impact on your bottom-line. Also, stay tuned to the Q and A session during the webinar to ask questions and interact with the speakers from Meijer and Schnuck Markets. If you're interested in attending the webinar -- register here.

About Intesource, Inc.
Intesource, Inc. is a provider of web-based e-sourcing solutions and services including reverse auctions, vendor management, and contract management. Serving market leaders, the company delivers superior technology backed by industry-leading, full-service support. Intesource's enterprise solutions integrate with existing processes to deliver high impact results -- a 30 percent improvement in sourcing efficiencies and 18 percent reduction in the cost of goods and operating expenses. For additional information, visit Also visit our blog e-Sourcing Society and watch a short 3 minute video.

Contact Information:

Ashley Weaver
Phone: 602-445-2200

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