B2B Integration

Podcast: REI Stays Ahead of the Competition by Reducing Costs and Increasing Efficiency with IBM B2B Cloud Services

Share this post:

IBM InterConnect 2016 – REI Session Preview

Nicole Gressa and Kate Compton, Senior Analysts for REI Vendor Operations, discuss their upcoming session at IBM InterConnect: How REI’s B2B Cloud Reduces Costs, Increases Efficiency and Keeps Us Ahead of the Competition. The session takes place Feb. 22, at 4:30 p.m. PT in Mandalay Bay North Convention Center – South Pacific Ballroom D.

Download the podcast

B2B cloud translation services and Web Forms from IBM gives REI a strategic advantage in the marketplace by enabling them to work with a diverse group of suppliers, from the extremely large to the small and unique. These technologies provide a turnkey solution that allows REI to seamlessly work with its entire community, keeping them a step ahead of the competition while minimizing their total cost of ownership by going through the cloud.

 

Nicole Gresa_sm

Nicole Gressa is a Senior Analyst on the REI Vendor Operations team and has been in the retail industry for over 11 years. She has experience with business process and analysis with a focus on EDI, compliance, merchandising, and supply chain. In addition to overseeing the operational performance of REI’s strategic vendor accounts, Nicole is a subject matter expert for her team on EDI and non-compliance strategies.

Nicole is currently pursuing green belt certification in Lean Six Sigma. Outside of REI, Nicole is an outdoor enthusiast spending much of her free time hiking, skiing and fly fishing.

Kate_Compton_rev
Kate Compton began her journey in the retail industry over 20 years ago when she first joined REI. During her tenure at the company, Kate has worked in merchandising, IT and supply chain, performing a variety of roles in buying, management and analysis.

Currently, Kate is a Senior Analyst on the Vendor Operations team. In additional to overseeing the operational performance of her group for some of the Co-op’s top strategic vendors, Kate operates in a project manager role, bringing new capabilities to life on behalf of REI, the Supply Chain division and our Merchandising vendors.

Kate is Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certified and is currently pursuing certification in Project Management. Outside of REI, Kate also enjoys hiking and camping with her family in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

More stories

IBM and Syncsort Partner to Drive Innovation for Strategic B2B Collaboration Solutions

We are very excited to share the news that IBM has entered into a strategic partnership with Syncsort to expand and accelerate future development of our B2B Collaboration product family, which includes the product offerings of IBM B2B Integrator (B2Bi), IBM File Gateway, IBM Partner Engagement Manager (PEM) and IBM Gentran. Syncsort, a global provider […]

Continue reading

8 Ways IBM is Advancing Automation and App Integration in MFT

This is the fifth post in our Managed File Transfer blog series. Read the previous post, “Why You Should be Investing in Visibility and Governance for Managed File Transfer” here. Businesses in this ‘Digital Age’ must operate and perform in a highly-competitive and global environment – one with growing demands for secure data exchange. The transfer of business-critical […]

Continue reading

Digital Business is Accelerating and Changing the Business Environment: Managed File Transfer (MFT) Must Evolve to Meet the Challenge

This is the third post in our Managed File Transfer blog series. Read the second post “7 ways IBM is leading the Security Push in Managed File Transfer” here. Digital business is changing customer expectations – and business models. It is changing how businesses communicate, transact and interact with customers – as well as with other […]

Continue reading