Afternoon Coffee: Learn how Unilever is overcoming contract management challenges – free webinar, last chance to register! And other procurement news

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How are forward-looking organizations like Unilever embracing digitalization in contract management to overcome challenges in managing third parties?

Find out first-hand in this upcoming free webinar, “CLM Maturity Spectrum: The Journey to Commercial Value Management,” airing tomorrow, Wednesday Oct. 30 at 11 am ET / 10 am CT.

Gaurav Gupta, Unilever’s General Manager of ETS Supplier Strategy and Performance, along with SirionLabs Founder Ajay Agrawal and Spend Matters’ own chief research officer Pierre Mitchell will lay out a progressive new contract lifecycle management approach, called commercial value management, to help your business drive contract management capability “to new heights.”

In addition to first-hand detail from one of the largest procurement practitioner organizations in the world, attendees will also discover:

  • An integrated CLM maturity model framework that plots organizational maturity and digital maturity to maximize commercial value, and
  • Emerging CLM technologies that deliver sustainable enterprise value

Register right here!

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