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Ariba LIVE 2014—Spotlight on Procurement and Predictive
Ariba LIVE 2014 was the 15th annual customer conference by Ariba, an SAP company, and the largest one thus far with 2,200 attendees. The major themes of this

innovative procurement practices  deliver and sell more innovative products. Material analysis helps one figure out how to change ranges of attributes on current materials and processes versus buying new ones. This analysis could impact a large number of items and thus must be done early, and sometimes exotic materials are complex to procure. We have all heard about Apple buying almost all of the global laser cutting capability to cut Apple logos and other precise holes and openings into metal cases for its trendy consumer electronics

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