Meet John Klein, chief procurement officer at Medtronic. Medtronic is a 60-year-old company and the inventor of the wearable, battery-powered pacemaker.
Its suppliers are constantly innovating, and its successful relationships with them help Medtronic to fulfill its mission to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life. The company serves 80 million patients worldwide.
In this PAT Chat, John shares with Pat McCarthy, SVP and general manager at SAP Ariba and SAP Fieldglass, about the key to Medtronic’s success: the effective employment of procurement and suppliers to help solve business challenges.