Afternoon Coffee: Catalant Raises $41 Million in New Funding, Amazon to Augment Whole Foods Warehouse Operations with Robots

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Boston-based Catalant announced Tuesday it had raised $41 million in new funding, according to Forbes. One result of Amazon’s $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods could be a total revamp of the way the organic grocer approaches distribution. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news.

On the Future of Direct Procurement Tech: An Interview with Dan Willmer, VP Sales and Operations at Jaggaer

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Today we present another installment from our ongoing series exploring where manufacturing procurement technology is headed. Produced in collaboration with our sister site MetalMiner, these interviews feature questions from Spend Matters Founder Jason Busch posed to multiple experts at technology vendors on topics such as the current direct procurement renaissance, the increasing centralization of procurement departments, the volatile commodity environment and more. The most recent interview, published earlier Tuesday on MetalMiner, features Dan Willmer, vice president of sales and operations at Jaggaer.

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