CombineNet's Customer E-Sourcing Successes Among 2013 Great Supply Chain Projects Ranked by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine

Top 100 Award Recognizes CombineNet for its Advanced Sourcing Solution Benefits

May 22, 2013, 09:00 ET from CombineNet, Inc.

PITTSBURGH, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CombineNet, Inc., the leading provider of best-in-class sourcing technology solutions for global supply chains, today announced that client results have been honored with the Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 Award for "Great Supply Chain Projects," by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine. The inclusion underscores CombineNet's leadership as a top solution for supply chain excellence in e-sourcing, and is the seventh time the company has been honored in the past 10 years.

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The 2013 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 awarded solution and service providers that are helping their customers and clients achieve measurable gains in ROI through cost-cutting and increased efficiency, whether in warehouse, transportation, procurement, sourcing or any other category in the end-to-end supply chain. The submissions were evaluated by the magazine's editorial staff primarily based on: ambitiousness/scope of the project (30 percent); creative application of technologies/solutions/services used (20 percent); extent of the business results/impact (40 percent); and clarity of submission (10 percent).

CombineNet customers, in a range of industries including retail, food and beverage manufacturing, consumer packaged goods manufacturing, chemicals, and restaurant chains, use the SaaS-based CombineNet ASAP® advanced e-sourcing solution to support their efforts to get more spend under management. CombineNet ASAP's Expressive Bidding® approach ensures closer and more creative collaboration with suppliers, which helps to ensure quality, service levels and risk reduction before award decisions are made, and its Analytics & Optimization features allow for rapid creation and analysis of "what-if" scenarios to share with business stakeholders.

"CombineNet customer projects have been recognized repeatedly by this prestigious publication's Great Supply Chain Projects 100 and with good reason," said Rich Wilson, Chief Executive Officer of CombineNet. "Our customers are showing strong strategic sourcing leadership, by taking advantage of modern capabilities in collaborative bidding, analytics, and optimization power – and across an ever-wider range of spend categories."

"Our goal with this year's '100' is to put the spotlight on successful and innovative transformation projects that are delivering bottom-line value to small, medium and large enterprises across the different functions that comprise the supply chain," Barry Hochfelder, Editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive said. "The projects featured in the '100' article can serve as a roadmap for supply chain executives looking for new opportunities to drive improvement in their own operations."

The Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 Great Supply Chain Projects will be featured in the cover story of the June 2013 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine and also on the web at

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About CombineNet

CombineNet, Inc. offers supply chain-driven companies proven solutions to advance the capabilities and outcomes of their strategic sourcing efforts. Powered by the award-winning, SaaS-based CombineNet ASAP® advanced e-sourcing platform, procurement teams can more easily tackle larger and complex spend categories, increase their spend under management, and optimize supplier award decisions for their business. CombineNet also offers best-of-breed SaaS products in Spend Analytics and Contract Management, as well as expert e-sourcing services to drive next-generation results for its global clientele, which includes: Procter & Gamble, A.P. Moller-Maersk, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Johnson & Johnson, Sears, Wendy's QSCC, Bayer, Hershey's, and more.

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