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Verticalnet Solution Optimizes Cargill's European Transportation

Cargill, a global provider of food, agriculture, and risk management products and services, has chosen Verticalnet's Advanced Sourcing Solution to optimize its transportation procurement across Europe.
With Verticalnet's on-demand sourcing software, category expertise and consulting services, Cargill reportedly has already completed several successful sourcing projects in key areas such as bulk liquid transportation in Europe and sourcing dry van shipments in the United States. The new transportation strategic sourcing project is focused on optimizing millions of euros' worth of spend for packaged goods truckloads across thousands of lanes in Europe, with more than 120 carriers.
"This project is beyond the limits of our normal e-sourcing optimization platform. With the Verticalnet Advanced Sourcing Solution, we expect to see improved carrier performance in all our transportation routes and suppliers across Europe, while improving our overall cost control," said Martin Verploegh, Cargill's Europe procurement manager. "As we uncover previously untapped transportation economies, we are confident that we will be able to save money and provide a more attractive performance award package for carriers.
"The new transport management model will create a higher distinctive value for our internal and external stakeholders while harmonizing quality standards and leveraging best practices across Europe and our supply chain."
Log on to www.verticalnet.com for more information.

Cargill, a global provider of food, agriculture, and risk management products and services, has chosen Verticalnet's Advanced Sourcing Solution to optimize its transportation procurement across Europe.
With Verticalnet's on-demand sourcing software, category expertise and consulting services, Cargill reportedly has already completed several successful sourcing projects in key areas such as bulk liquid transportation in Europe and sourcing dry van shipments in the United States. The new transportation strategic sourcing project is focused on optimizing millions of euros' worth of spend for packaged goods truckloads across thousands of lanes in Europe, with more than 120 carriers.
"This project is beyond the limits of our normal e-sourcing optimization platform. With the Verticalnet Advanced Sourcing Solution, we expect to see improved carrier performance in all our transportation routes and suppliers across Europe, while improving our overall cost control," said Martin Verploegh, Cargill's Europe procurement manager. "As we uncover previously untapped transportation economies, we are confident that we will be able to save money and provide a more attractive performance award package for carriers.
"The new transport management model will create a higher distinctive value for our internal and external stakeholders while harmonizing quality standards and leveraging best practices across Europe and our supply chain."
Log on to www.verticalnet.com for more information.