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  • How Procurement Can Help Suppliers Become Innovation Partners

    How Procurement Can Help Suppliers Become Innovation Partners

    June 3, 2013 | By: | In: Strategies

    In this interview, award winning Jean-Baptiste Rubens – currently Head of Procurement Innovation at Mondelēz International (formerly Kraft Foods) – describes the journey his team embarked on when realizing they were not extracting the maximum value from their suppliers. By a deliberate process where R&D needs were rationalized and dispatched to selected suppliers, the Procurement team was able to direct supplier innovation from punctual dispersed activities, to highly coordinated projects that had impact transversally across the company.

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