Source Me a Cold One, eh?

Molson picks Emptoris for Great White North sourcing

Burlington, MA  August 6, 2001  Canadian brewer Molson has selected Emptoris' ePASS to launch its first e-sourcing initiative. Emptoris is a Web-based collaborative strategic sourcing solutions company.

Using ePASS, Molson was able to send suppliers a Request For Information (RFI) via the web to obtain specific supplier information (such as performance and other non-price factors), construct and issue request for quotes (RFQs), analyze all supplier bids through ePASS' optimization-based decision support engine (taking into account non-price factors, and buyer pricing and purchasing policies), determine the optimal supply base allocation and then award business to suppliers.

"The main reason Molson chose Emptoris was the strong decision support capabilities of ePASS," said Andy Schoepke, Molson's national procurement manager for indirect supplies and services. "In order to make the best supply base allocation, we needed a sourcing solution that could take into account non-price factors, such as supplier reliability and performance. & We are impressed with ePASS' functionality and the overall final result."

By implementing ePASS 3.0, multiple purchasing organizations across an enterprise can aggregate and disseminate their sourcing needs to their primary suppliers. Using ePASS 3.0's collaborative sourcing capabilities, primary suppliers can interact with other suppliers to respond to the buyers' overall demand. Once all supplier bids are received, buyers can use ePASS 3.0's optimization-based decision support technology to analyze all purchasing scenarios through scientific algorithms to come to the optimal supply base allocation.

"As a comprehensive e-sourcing solution, ePASS addresses every phase of the strategic sourcing process," said Avner Schneur, president and CEO of Emptoris. "Today, Molson is focusing on sourcing event management and decision support. & Emptoris is excited to be working with Molson to optimize the sourcing of essential goods and services."

For another example of a brewery company that's brewing right along, see Efficiency on Tap in the June issue of iSource Business.