Marcell Vollmer

Marcell Vollmer

About Marcell Vollmer

Marcell Vollmer is the Chief Digital Officer for SAP Ariba (SAP). He is responsible for helping customers digitalize their supply chain. Prior to this role, Marcell was the Chief Operating Officer for SAP Ariba, enabling the company to setup a startup within the larger SAP business. He was also the Chief Procurement Officer at SAP SE, where he transformed the global procurement organization towards a strategic, end-to-end driven organization, which runs SAP Ariba and SAP Fieldglass solutions, as well as Concur technologies in the cloud. Marcell has more than 20 years of experience in working in international companies, starting with DHL where he delivered multiple supply chain optimization projects.

Predictive Procurement Gets Real

20-Mar-2017 | Marcell Vollmer

The physical and digital worlds have officially collided. In the old days, we’d have the morning paper delivered to our doorsteps and read it on the way to work while sipping coffee we made at home

leadership, diversity, procurement

Procurement And Gender Diversity: Building Leadership That Matters

28-Feb-2017 | Marcell Vollmer

Procurement is often viewed as a numbers game. A delicate mix of costs, vendor performance ratings, and operational efficiencies is calculated and used to meet the precise needs of the corporate strat

Millennials In Tech: Are They Woefully Misunderstood?

8-Feb-2017 | Marcell Vollmer

“I’m just a soul whose intentions are good/Oh Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood.” –Eric Burdon and The Animals It was the soundtrack for a generation. And for today’s millennials

How Prepared Is Your Organization For Supply Chain Disruption?

6-Feb-2017 | Marcell Vollmer

Driven by demand for lower manufacturing costs and access to specialist capabilities and technologies, most supply-chain operations rely on a complex mix of large and small businesses. Every single on

The Future Of Procurement: One Perspective

23-Jan-2017 | Marcell Vollmer

Disruptive trends in technology are changing the function as we know it today. Procurement is fast evolving into a more strategic and value-generating function. This blog is designed to spark a lively

workplace diversity

Procurement Without Bias: Taking Supplier Diversity Beyond A Spending Goal

30-Nov-2016 | Marcell Vollmer

Supplier diversity is quickly evolving from a corporate social responsibility initiative to a strategic enabler. Increasingly, companies are realizing the competitive potential of supplier diversity p

Predictive Procurement: How Big Data Will Change The Game

17-Nov-2016 | Marcell Vollmer

The act of collecting and analyzing data isn’t new. For years, companies have been amassing large quantities of information, from structured data on production, marketing, sales, HR, finance, facili

business networks, B2B, B2C

Business Networks: What A Difference Two Decades Makes

1-Nov-2016 | Marcell Vollmer

Twenty years ago, the idea that the Internet was a viable tool for business was largely viewed as a joke. Today, few companies can imagine doing things any other way. Business networks aren’t just c

procurement, digitalization, digital transformation, people, HR, CPO

Preparing Procurement Talent And Driving Diversity For The Digital Enterprise

25-Oct-2016 | Marcell Vollmer

Procurement has experienced a steep learning curve in recent years. Digitization of nearly every aspect of the business area it serves and the suppliers it engages has made the function more complicat

Container Ship Entering Port

Top Six Ways To Modernize The Supply Chain

6-Oct-2016 | Marcell Vollmer

When was the last time you encountered a supply chain professional or colleague who didn’t have a smartphone or social media account? Like the rest of the world, procurement has gone digital. Acc