Delta Takes Its Sourcing Online

Taps B2eMarkets solution to research, negotiate selected commodities on the Web

Rockville, MD  October 29, 2001  Delta Air Lines is taking its strategic sourcing processes onto the Internet using software from B2eMarkets, the solution provider announced today.

Delta will use the solution provider's Internet-based software to manage the research, industry analysis and commodity strategy phases of its sourcing process. The airline also plans to conduct online negotiations for selected commodities.

The company will also use the software to maintain company-wide sourcing best practices.

"Delta is in the process of transforming its supply chain organization from one that has been more tactical to one that strategically delivers incremental value to the company every year," said Pat Wildenburg, Delta's vice president of global sourcing and B2B e-commerce, who called B2eMarkets "a key partner in helping Delta achieve these goals."

"We wanted a self-service solution to help us standardize our sourcing process and conduct Web-based negotiations," Wildenburg added.

B2eMarkets says that its B2eSourcing solution institutionalizes corporate sourcing best practices across the enterprise to achieve sustainable total value savings across spending categories.