CARY, N.C., March 17 SciQuest, Inc., the global leader inhelping academic, healthcare and research-centric organizations realize thepotential of strategic procurement, today announced that Dan Traub, leadsolution engineer for the company, has been selected as a 2008 "Provider Proto Know" by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine. Traub is featured in themagazine's February/March 2008 issue.
"Dan has shown himself to be a thought leader by helping organizationsoptimize their procurement operations to drive greater supply chainefficiencies," said Andrew K. Reese, editor of Supply & Demand ChainExecutive. "Dan is helping build a consensus that procurement needs to do morethan cut costs or streamline procure-to-pay processes. His work with industryleaders and executives is prompting organizations to ask how procurement canhelp them improve customer service levels, minimize risk and driveproductivity. Dan's emergence as an influential voice in the industry and hissuccess in helping organizations utilize the tools and processes they needhave earned him a place on this year's Pros to Know listing."
The Supply & Demand Chain Executive Provider Pros to Know is awidely-recognized listing of individuals from software firms, serviceproviders, consultancies and analyst or research firms who have a vision forthe 21st century supply chain and have personally helped clients applytechnology or processes to modernize their supply chains.
In his role at SciQuest, Traub advises more than 80 organizations annuallyon how to improve procurement operations through the strategic application ofbest practices, technology and business processes. As one of the fewprofessionals in the field working with a wide range of procurementpractitioners -- from the leading visionaries to the newly initiated -- Traubis uniquely positioned to understand and influence the growing role ofprocurement automation in the 21st century supply chain.
"I am honored to be named a Pro to Know because it highlights the growingimportance of procurement automation in the overall supply chain," said Traub."The supply chain is moving towards an increased focus on customer service.Eprocurement technology is often a catalyst for change, but it's only onefacet of an organization's evolution towards strategic procurement. I lookforward to helping many more organizations take a larger view of the roleprocurement plays and align the technology, processes, stakeholders andpartners to achieve their business goals. It is a truly exciting time towitness the progress being made in our field."
SciQuest procurement and supplier enablement solutions serve many of theworld's leading research-centric organizations. Customers include more than 65of the best known colleges and universities, nine of the 15 largestpharmaceutical companies and other prestigious healthcare organizations andbiotechnology firms.
The full listing of the 2008 Pros to Know is available in theFebruary/March 2008 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine and onthe Web at www.SDCExec.com.
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SciQuest is the global leader in helping academic, healthcare andresearch-centric organizations realize the potential of strategic procurement.The company's specialized knowledge, on-demand software, and service-firstapproach empower more than 100 of the best-known academic, pharmaceutical,biotechnology, research hospitals, and ambulatory surgical o