Breakout 16 - Navistar's Collaboration Hub: Going Digital with 4,800 Suppliers in 20 Weeks

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 14:20

Navistar, a global leader in commercial auto-manufacturing with over 100 years of experience, set out to modernize their procurement operations at the beginning of 2020. Navistar enlisted OPTIS to help deliver this program to drive value from their supplier relationships, streamline complex manufacturing processes, and unlock millions in savings. In this session, you will learn how Navistar brought their supply chain into the digital era by implementing Ivalua's robust, cloud-based, global platform to enable collaboration across supplier management, sourcing, contacts, BOM, product quality, assets, tooling, and spend reporting. After this session you will be able to understand the value proposition and the opportunity for your company to create a similar competitive advantage to Navistar's. All procurement professionals will benefit from attending, as this case study is not exclusive to manufacturing. 

You will learn:  

  • How to quickly realize savings from a digital supplier collaboration project
  • Why selecting and industry-centric procurement solution is key to success 
  • That technology can be deployed within weeks, rather than months or years 
  • How to create a competitive advantage by digitizing your supply chain 

Erin McGraw

Procurement CoE Manager, Digital Innovation

Erin McGraw is currently the Procurement CoE Manager for Digital Innovation and has been with Navistar for 9 years. Altogether, she has worked within Procurement for just over 3 years and she also worked in various roles at Navistar in Manufacturing, Engineering, Quality, and at the Melrose Park Testing Facility. Erin is currently the SME for any systems that Procurement uses, including Ivalua. She majored in Industrial Engineering at Bradley University and received her MBA from Benedictine University.

George Nico

Manager, Consulting
OPTIS Consulting

George Nico is based out of OPTIS’ New York, NY office and was the Project Lead on Navistar’s Ivalua implementation in 2020. Over the last 4 years, George has helped with source-to-pay transformation projects across many industries in the Public and Private sector including Manufacturing, Healthcare, Financial Services, Aviation, and more. 

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