Etihad Airways’ Procurement and Supply Management (P&SM) department has chosen to implement SAP’s cloud-based Ariba solutions.
According to a statement, the implementation will enable the airline to automate and streamline its source-to-contract processes, and efficiently integrate new suppliers. New capabilities will give Etihad Airways more visibility into expenditure and contracts, and provide up-to-date information on supplier activity.
Other benefits include a virtual tender board, contract approval procedures that speed up procurement decisions; automated purchase orders and access to global suppliers through the SAP Ariba portal.
Adil Al Mulla, Etihad Airways’ VP of procurement and supply management, said: “SAP Ariba will support Etihad Airways’ extraordinary growth by more effectively tapping into the global business network and standardising our processes for purchasing goods and services. It will offer enormous value to our suppliers and our guests, while allowing us to control spending, collaborate with suppliers at the right time, and minimise risks.
Robert Webb, Etihad Airways’ CIO, said: “This implementation is a perfect example of how our technology and innovation strategy is reaping benefits for everyone. We continue to share best practices and deliver innovative, cloud-based solutions that drive efficiencies and synergies across Etihad Airways, our partner airlines and suppliers across the globe, while bringing benefits to Abu Dhabi.”