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As the largest food producer in the UK, it was vital to ensure products continued reaching supermarket shelves.

Associated British Foods has been working with Scanmarket for 10 years.

“Having access to Scanmarket during a time when people were locked up at home but still needed to work hard to ensure supply continuity, it was invaluable to have a tool that we could use to communicate in mass to suppliers and consolidate all of their responses,” says Gerry Tominey, CPO of Associated British Foods. While continuity of supply is crucial, value for money and price negotiations can never be compromised. So Associated British Foods needs a tool enabling them to secure the best possible suppliers.

Gerry Tominey continues, “Given our recent experiences as a result of Coronavirus and supply chain challenges, supplier assurance has to be a #1 priority. But, equally, we need to ensure we’re buying competitively. So the Scanmarket tool has allowed us to continue with our RFQ processes and online negotiation processes.” 

Given our recent experiences as a result of Coronavirus and supply chain challenges, supplier assurance has to be a #1 priority. But, equally, we need to ensure we’re buying competitively.

Gerry Tominey, Chief Procurement Officer