19 July 2007
Procurement will still be represented on the board at Belgian brewer InBev, despite being incorporated into a wider supply function.
The company has confirmed, following changes to the supply chain earlier this year, procurement has been integrated into a new global supply function.
A spokesman told SM
: "Global procurement is now better integrated as a key part of the supply chain process, setting the procurement process guidelines for the whole organisation and focusing on the global buying of different types of products and services."
The firm said the new function "better reflects the entire supply chain". The structure incorporates the operations and logistics, science and technology development and global procurement teams.
InBev was formed following the merger of Brazilian brewer AmBev and Belgian brewer Interbrew in 2004. Brazilian Claudio Braz Ferro leads the supply function as chief supply officer. The firm operates in 130 countries.