Whirlpool Corp. Taps CombineNet for Advanced Sourcing

Appliance manufacturer signs enterprise agreement with CombineNet for large strategic sourcing projects based on previous successes

Pittsburgh — January 19, 2006 — Whirlpool Corp., a leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, has signed an enterprise agreement tapping CombineNet to host several strategic sourcing projects in 2006. The enterprise agreement includes two transportation sourcing events, one for global ocean freight and one for North American truckload shipping, as well as an undisclosed number of additional sourcing projects.

The North American truckload project will employ CombineNet Truckload, a self-service advanced sourcing tool released in October 2005. Whirlpool previously worked with CombineNet on three other sourcing projects.