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Anheuser-Busch InBev, World’s Leading Brewer, Utilising Emptoris Sourcing Across Its Global Operations in 30 Countries

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LONDON and BURLINGTON, MA Emptoris, Inc., a leading provider of Enterprise Supply and Contract Management solutions, today announced that Anheuser-Busch InBev N.V. S.A. (AB InBev), the world’s leading brewer and one of the world’s top five consumer products (CPG) companies, has expanded its utilisation of the Emptoris Sourcing solution to cover its operations globally.

“Our dream is to be ‘The Best Beer Company in a Better World,'” said Tony Milikin, Anheuser-Busch InBev’s Chief Procurement Officer. “In building a truly global brewing company, a key focus on the operational side is ensuring the efficiency of our operations and the quality of our beers in every market. Of course, sourcing and procurement is a critical component in that regard. Having a truly scalable and global sourcing solution allows us to leverage global assets and scale, while maintaining local visibility and management. Advanced sourcing optimization technology contributes to the best pricing, efficiency and quality and ensures that the products and services we procure meet our many and detailed requirements.”

Anheuser-Busch InBev, with annualized revenues of about 39 billion USD, is one of the world’s top 5 consumer product companies, with a portfolio of nearly 300 brands. The company has a presence in more than 30 countries worldwide in six operational zones including North America, Latin America North, Latin America South, Western Europe, Central & Eastern Europe, and Asia Pacific. The company’s portfolio includes global brands Budweiser, Stella Artois and Beck’s.

AB InBev previously deployed the Emptoris Sourcing solutions as part of its corporate and Western European operations, and recently chose to expand its usage across all its global operations in 30 countries. The company also chose to upgrade to the latest Emptoris Sourcing release, which includes expanded sourcing optimization capabilities. In addition, AB InBev is utilising the Emptoris Contract Management solution to manage its corporate agreements; and Emptoris Spend Analysis to analyse spending across its Western European operations.

The Emptoris Sourcing solution allows companies to realise the best value, not just the best price, from its supply base by factoring cost, risk, and performance drivers into decision-making. Emptoris Sourcing automates all sourcing events from reverse auctions to complex multi-stage negotiations.

Emptoris Contract Management allows companies to structure stronger contracts, streamline the contracting process, and improve compliance. The solution automates the contract lifecycle process from creation and execution, through performance monitoring, analysis, and re-negotiation. Emptoris Spend Analysis is a fully-automated software solution that empowers business professionals with greater spend visibility and control, and is an integral part of any strategic savings program. The solution delivers accurate and timely information for improved executive decision making through the aggregation of data from over 25 different types of systems.

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