A restaurant chain with thousands of outlets across the U.S. wanted more control over its network of 95,000 suppliers and an annual spend of $6.5 billion — a challenge as data resided on multiple ERP and database systems. The company decided to invest in a procurement platform that could centralize this data and manage it better.

GEP SMART cleansed and integrated spend and supplier data from disparate systems, improving data quality and visibility, and offering valuable insights. It helped the company improve its supplier management capabilities and speed up the process of onboarding new suppliers.

A must-read for procurement professionals who want to build strong vendor networks and mitigate supplier risks and disruptions.