Mumbai, India, August 04, 2011 - Zycus, a world leader in Spend Management Solutions, announced today that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Materials Management (IIMM) to deliver thought-leading supply and spend-management knowledge and global best practices to IIMM members and other interested procurement and supply-chain management professionals throughout India.
The collaboration between Zycus and IIMM is already underway with a five-part webinar series, titled Procurement Thursdays, which ran weekly throughout May and into June and attracted nearly 400 participants from some 300 companies. The 30-minute interactive sessions presented global state-of-the-art practices in procurement, spend-data management, technology-driven competitive sourcing, contract management, and supplier relationship and performance management.
As a global company operating and interacting with customers of all types and sizes in all major economic regions of the world, the Zycus team is exceedingly well positioned to capture knowledge and insight into world-class operating procedures and practices for procurement and supply management,‖ observes Suresh Kumar Sharma, National President for IIMM. It is a great benefit to be able to leverage Zycus’ accumulated knowledge and insight to educate our 8,000+ IIMM members, who are performing procurement, sourcing, spend-, and supply-chain management work in companies throughout India.
An overwhelmingly positive response to the Procurement Thursdays webinar series, has led Zycus and IIMM to begin planning for a four-city series of thought-leadership, in-person networking events. These day-long events - aimed at procurement and supply chain leaders (and those aspiring to be leaders) - will feature expert speakers on modern procurement concepts such as enterprise spend management, cross-functional collaboration, collaborative innovation with suppliers, supply risk management, and long-term, win-win supplier relationships.
I would like to extend my best wishes for organizing such a unique knowledge-sharing series, remarks one of our attendees Gaurav Gupta, Assistant Team Manager - Research & Analytics at
WNS Global Services Pvt. Ltd., in response to the kickoff Procurement Thursdays webinar series. I also look forward to attending the additional workshops you are planning,Gupta adds.
The Procurement Thursdays concept, says Anurag Dixit, Vice President of Marketing at Zycus, - was developed out of our enthusiasm for the work we are doing with our global customers and the exceptional cost savings and other benefits they are achieving through technology-enabled strategic sourcing, spend management, and other activities. We wish to see more Indian companies achieving these same benefits.
Procurement Thursdays is just the beginning, Dixit continues. We learned from this webinar series that India’s forward-looking procurement and supply-chain management professionals are eager to participate in this these types of forums, to share challenges and solutions with each other, and to explore both the practices and technologies that will advance their companies in both profitability and global competitiveness. Stay tuned for much more to come from this collaborative partnership between Zycus and the IIMM
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