Novartis’s Stephane Morel discusses the company’s procurement digitization, the importance of category management and how a tech solution like Cirtuo can help, and his role in the revision of strategic procurement processes at the business.

“We now have a standard methodology and collective way of working, and category managers are being constructively and positively challenged in their way of thinking and current level of understanding of their category. Cirtuo artificial intelligence outputs and the direct connection to supply market intelligence are two good advantages.” – Stephane Morel – GPO – Novartis

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