Wienerberger Optimizes Global Purchasing with JAGGAER

Morrisville, North Carolina, UNITED STATES

VIENNA, Austria and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Feb. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- JAGGAER, the world’s largest independent spend management company, has launched a new international optimization project with Wienerberger Clay Building Materials Europe (CBME), a division of Wienerberger AG, the world’s largest producers of bricks. Using JAGGAER’s eProcurement solution, Wienerberger CBME will digitalize its procurement of indirect materials.

“With JAGGAER’s eProcurement solution our goal is to harmonize our global requirements and ordering processes in indirect procurement, and to increase spend under management. This will allow us to achieve greater transparency and to gain more control over our expenses. Furthermore, it will secure compliance with negotiated prices and conditions, while simultaneously reducing internal process costs,” says Craig Edwards, Head of Procurement at Wienerberger CBME.

Promptly following its initial implementation at Wienerberger’s headquarters in Vienna, the JAGGAER eProcurement platform will roll out in the 23 countries where Wienerberger CBME has procurement functions. In the near future, employees at all of the company’s 144 locations will be working with the solution. Using JAGGAER’s solution, Wienerberger will be able to process over 120,000 purchase orders per year with a total purchasing volume in excess of €70m with more than 10,000 ordered items in total. The high degree of integration and consistency of JAGGAER’s solution will enable Wienerberger to achieve a reduction in both process costs and unnecessary complexity in its procurement process.

About Wienerberger:
Wienerberger is the world's largest producer of bricks and No. 1 on the clay roof tiles market in Europe with 200 production sites in 30 countries. The company also hold leading positions in concrete pavers in CEE and pipe systems in Europe. Founded in 1819 as an Austrian brick manufacturer, Wienerberger has developed over the past five years into an international building materials group that combines Clay Building Materials and Pipes & Pavers businesses. Strategic milestones in the company’s geographic expansion, which began in the 1980s, include market entry in North America during 1999 and the expansion of roofing systems in Western Europe starting in 2003 as well as the full takeover of the plastic pipe producer Pipelife in 2012 and the leading clay roof tile producer Tondach Gleinstätten in 2014. Today Wienerberger has a broad industrial base, high innovative strength and a strong corporate culture, and is well positioned to profit from a market recovery through organic growth. 

About JAGGAER: Global Indirect and Direct Spend Management Solutions
JAGGAER is the world’s largest independent spend management company, with over 1,850 customers connected to a network of 3.7 million suppliers in 70 countries, served by offices located in North America, Latin America, throughout Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia, Asia, and the Middle East. JAGGAER offers complete SaaS based indirect and direct eProcurement solutions with advanced spend analytics, complex sourcing, supplier management, contract lifecycle management, savings tracking, and intelligent workflow capabilities. We have pioneered spend solutions for over two decades and continue to lead the innovation curve by listening to customers and analyzing the market. Our solutions suites are trusted by the world’s largest education, manufacturing, health care, retail, consumer package goods, logistics, construction, utilities companies and public service organizations. Additionally, JAGGAER holds 38 patents–more than any other spend management company.

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