May 19, 2020

Business Chief US - June issue out now!

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Business Chief US - June issue out now!

Welcome to the June issue of Business Chief USA.

This month’s cover story features SPX Transformer Solutions, one of the largest US manufacturers of power transformers and a leading supplier of transformer and load tap changer services, training, reverse-engineered components and replacement parts.

Sandeep Arora, VP Global Global Sourcing and Strategy, discusses the implementation of the company’s Sourcing Excellence Framework in order to better drive operational excellence.

“Strategic sourcing and supply chain management remains one of the core functions for the transformer business and becomes a part of the value creation roadmap for SPX Corporation as a whole,” says Arora.

June’s leadership article features our interview with Norman Guadagno, CMO of Carbonite, following discusses the data protection firm’s $618.5mn acquisition of cybersecurity company Webroot. Guadango discusses the careful, considered do-no-harm methodology that will carry both businesses forward.

Also this month, Tim Covell, Supply Chain Director at non-profit World Vision speaks to us about managing a supply chain that brings aid to disadvantaged communities around the world. “Our strategic vision is to step into the most fragile countries, in the most fragile contexts, to help people and communities out of poverty,” says Covell.

This month’s City Focus features San Francisco and our Top 10 list ranks the US’ largest companies.

Don’t forget to check out our in-depth features on Logix Federal Credit Union, Dunlop Protective Footwear, Deloitte and Alterna Savings.

Click here to read the full issue. 

If you have a story to tell, email [email protected] to be featured in our next issue. 

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Jun 14, 2021

Giving efficiency the full throttle at NASCAR

CDW
NASCAR
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CDW is a leading provider of information technology solutions, optimized business workflow and data capture systems for the auto racing company.

The NASCAR organization has long been synonymous with speed, agility and innovation. And so by extension, partnerships at NASCAR hold a similar reputation. One such partner for the organization has been CDW – a leading multi-brand provider of information technology solutions to businesses, government, education and healthcare customers in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada. CDW provides a broad array of products and services ranging from hardware and software to integrated IT solutions such as security cloud hybrid infrastructure and digital experience. Customer need is the driving force at CDW, and the company helps clients by delivering integrated services solutions that maximize their technology investment. So how does CDW help their customers achieve their business goals? Troy Okerberg, Field Sales Manager - North Florida at CDW adds “We strive to provide our customers with full stack expertise, helping them design, orchestrate and manage technologies that drive their business outcomes.” 

NASCAR acquired International Speedway Corporation (ISC) in 2019, merging its operations into one, new company moving forward. The merger represents an important step forward for NASCAR as the sport creates a unified vision to embrace its long history of exciting, family-oriented racing experiences while developing strategic growth initiatives that will drive the passion of core fans and attract the next generation of race fans. CDW has been instrumental in bringing the two technology environments together to enable collaboration and efficiency as one organization. Starting with a comprehensive analysis of all of NASCAR’s vendors, CDW created a uniform data platform for the data center environment across the NASCAR-ISC organization. The IT partner has also successfully merged the two native infrastructure systems together, while analyzing, consulting and providing an opportunity to merge Microsoft software licenses as well. 

2020 turned into a tactical year for both organizations with the onset of the pandemic and CDW has had to react quickly to the changing scenario. Most of the initial change included building efficiencies around logistics, like equipment needing to be delivered into the hands of end users who switched to a virtual working environment almost overnight. CDW’s distribution team worked tirelessly to ensure that all customers could still access the products that they were purchasing and needed for their organizations throughout the COVID timeframe. Okerberg adds that today, CDW continues to optimize their offering by hyper-localizing resources as well as providing need-based support based on the size and complexity of their accounts. Although CDW still operates remotely, the company commits to adapting to the changing needs of their clients, NASCAR in particular. Apart from the challenges that COVID-19 brought to the organization, another task that CDW had been handed was to identify gaps and duplicates in vendor agreements that the two former single-entity organizations had in place and align them based on services offered. CDW further helps identify and provide the best solution from a consolidation standpoint of both hardware and software clients so that the new merged organization is equipped with the best of what the industry has to offer. 

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