The US Postal Services Uses Optimization-Enabled Sourcing to Deliver Big Savings

Author(s):

Bayne, Greg

McKain, C.P.M., Brian

94th Annual International Conference Proceedings - 2009 - Charlotte, NC
Abstract

The United States Postal Service, 2009 Richter Award Winner in the Technology category, will discuss how this "super-charged power tool" was implemented, how they trained their suppliers, and how they are institutionalizing its use throughout the organization. Attend this session to hear how they use the tool for electronic sourcing events that save an average of $5.2 million per sourcing event, or 9.4 percent of the sourced spend. Learn how other organizations can adopt some of the Postal Service's supply chain management processes—beyond technology—to improve their own supply chains.

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