Overview:
Over 1,000 customers are currently using Newark’s self-service, easy-to-use iBuy solution to manage spend for electronic purchases. iBuy is a proven enhancement to your purchasing process, eliminating paper approval procedures, while providing the ability to create a tailored purchasing process with as much control and flexibility as you need.

Join us and hear how Crane Aerospace was able to use Newark’s iBUY solution to design their purchasing process, which included 6 departments, over 200 users with spend limits, select delivery methods with collect account numbers that will never need to be remembered or re-entered.

Purchasing Managers will learn how to:

  • Effectively manage your spend and stay within budget
  • Gain visibility of purchases by product, user, department with valuable reporting capabilities
  • Customize your purchasing process-create approval flows, change field labels to reflect your policies and preferences


Engineers will learn how to:

  • Reduce paperwork required for samples and prototypes
  • Save time with automated workflows that expedite your purchases seamlessly
  • Track your purchases by project code with custom fields


Presenters:
Dianne Kibbey, Global Head of Community, Portals and eProcurement
Dianne has global responsibilities for customer eProcurement solutions, content management, internal and external portals and online communities at Premier Farnell, a global distributor of electronic components. She recently led the development and introduction of the first global online collaboration and research community servicing needs of electronic design engineers. Premier Farnell plc is a leading, high service, multi-channel distribution group supporting millions of engineers and purchasing professionals globally through its Group companies.

Dianne has more than 20 years of E-commerce, information technology, and software development experience. Prior to joining Premier Farnell, Dianne worked in the development of Internet based business solutions for CNA Insurance. She has also held manager level information technology positions at Hyatt Hotels, Comdisco, and Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Dianne has a B.S. in Computer Science from Southern Illinois University and an MBA in Entrepreneurial Business from DePaul University.

Nikki Springfield, Manager, eCommerce Business Development
Nikki is responsible for strengthening Newark’s eCommerce business via eProcurement, web, and other purchasing solutions. Nikki plays a leadership role in the development and marketing of all Newark’s purchasing solutions, including the launch of Newark’s latest solution, iBuy.

Nikki has over 15 years of Marketing and eCommerce experience from world leading organizations, such as Thomson Publishing, Dun & Bradstreet and Colgate Palmolive. Nikki has a B.A. in Telecommunications from Indiana University and an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.